Thursday, January 1, 2009

Chicken & Dumplins

Recently, I found that my husband LOVES chicken and dumplings. Not ever really having acquired a taste for them, its a recipe that I left of of my personal cookbook. But being the loving wife, I called my mom's mom, aka Granna.

After hearing her recipe and seeing the contents of my cupboards, I realized I would have to improvise. And I did... sucessfully enough. Who knew that a can of Turkey gravy left over from thanksgiving and a can of cream of mushroom soup would make such a tasty treat. (So my husband said :::wink:::).

All that being said, making chicken and dumplins reminded me of when Abby was about 4 and we were invited to eat dinner at the church with the "Primetimers" (my grandparents senior adult group). Granna brought a huge pot of her ~famous~ chicken and dumplins and my dad's dad, aka Shugie got a heaping bowl full as did Abby. While lapping up every bite, Shugie exlaimed " Why Ewatha! (that's Granna's name) I do believe these are the best dumplins I've ever had!" Granna, of course just beamed with pride... that is until Abby spoke up. "They are good, but not near as good as Cracker Barrel!"

It has followed thru the years, that just when your head may swell with self-serving pride, there's always some innocent enough child to knock you right back down to earth!

As they say, I guess... "Out of the mouth of babes."


Melissa said...

Well, I do like chicken and dumplings too! Can you believe that I've never had Cracker Barrel's? I am going to have to make a special trip!

brocks*mom said...

Cracker Barrel Chicken and Dumplings are really good. Abby has a good palate. Cute story!

Groomer Angie said...

How funny! My son works at Cracker Barrel here & the employees that work a full day get a free meal, he ALWAYS chooses Chicken & Dumplins. He tells me it's the best he can get now that Nanny (my mother) has passed away. Sadly, as hard as my dear mother tried to teach me, I never could get mine to taste like hers.
Enjoy them while they are young, they grow up way too fast.

Anonymous said...

This might seem like a strange request, but I am doing some family tree research and we have a family member whose middle name was "Ewatha". I did an open search for "Ewatha" and your site popped up. Our ancestor lived in the late 1800's and we know he was half Native American, but not what tribe. I was wondering where the name "Ewatha" came from in your family?

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