Fall Weekending

Monday, October 27, 2014

You know how you take that shot and the sun rays hit you just perfectly? Like ahhhhhh.... angels sing... yeah that up there. What a nice weekend I had. All the things that make a weekend great... relaxing, family, kids, a fun activity here or there, tattoos, a little shopping, pumpkins and a home cooked meal. So this is going to be a quick photo re-cap of the goings on of my weekend and a recipe.

Yesterday I made the old stand by Chicken & Dumplings in the crock pot and some one asked me to post this today so here ya go. This is not really a recipe per se but just the way I throw it all together after years of doing it. You will need a whole chicken, whatever seasonings you like, Bisquick or any kind of biscuit mix (store brand is fine) and milk. That's it.  Now here is what I do.

Wash your chicken performing your basic body cavity search to remove the little gift pack of innerds they give you. Now if you know what to do with necks, giblets, hearts and livers knock yourself out. I toss that shit before I hurl at the sight of it. Gross. Put your bird in the crock pot and cover with water. I add a couple bay leaves, poultry seasoning, garlic, salt and pepper to the water. Cover it and cook on High for about 6 hours or low for maybe 8. I don't really know here. I just know if I turn it on in the morning it's done at dinner time.

When the chicken is cooked and falling off the bone, take it out of the crock pot. Put the lid back on your pot to keep the broth warm .  Let the chicken cool then shred up all of the meat. You will have to pick out the bones and discard all of the skin. You will be left with hopefully a good amount of meat to put back in the pot. Before you do that you will want to fish out anything extra in your broth with a strainer or slotted spoon... bay leaves, or anything else you don't want in there. Add the meat back to the pot and cover.

I just make simple drop in dumplings but if you have time or desire you can certainly make the old fashioned ones that you roll out and cut. They are awesome! You can also find them in the frozen section at the grocery store ready to drop in the broth. But here is the recipe for the cheaters version! So you drop those bad boys i the broth on high, cover and cook for 20 mins then ladle it into a bowl and slurp it up. My kids love this too and it makes a ton of leftovers. All around win, win.

And here are some random pics cause I was a good blogger. 

Happy Monday. 



  1. That photo is pure perfection with the rays of sun! Super cute boots!

  2. Been in GA for 5 years now and I have yet to eat Chicken and Dumplings...looks yummy though!

  3. make chicken broth with the bones and carcass!!! double win!! and this sounds delish; will be bookmarking this fo' sho'!!!

  4. I love making chicken and dumplings in the crockpot- so easy and good!

  5. I love that first photo - and I have yet to have on where the sun shines that perfectly!! So is that your new tattoo?

  6. I LOVE chicken and dumplings! Why didn't you bring me some hoe?

  7. Tattoos, crazy socks, crockpot food, pumpkins and boots all on one page? I cant handle all that goodness.

  8. I love the first photo! So pretty :) I am also a huge fan of Chicken and Dumplings - best comfort food around :)

  9. I am not a fan of chicken & dumplings at all. I might be the only one alive?

    Very good blogger pics! Two claps for fall and all the fall things.

  10. Awesome picture and Ahhhhmazing sounding recipe!