Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Food Today

i was super hungry today:) i made biscuits. i love biscuits. i make the best biscuits.
2 c. flour
1 tbs baking powder
1/3 c crisco...i use lard-because it is super yummy.
3/4 c milk

cut your fat into the flour and baking powder till it is a coarse meal, you can use a fork or a pastry cutter. add the milk, but this is the key, barely mix it. make a ball without overworking it and put that ball on a lightly floured work surface. pat it down and fold the dough over on itself 4 times. cut with a cup or biscuit cutter, bake at 425 for 8-15 minutes, watch them!

then i wanted chicken and dumplings. i have a sore throat and some congestion, so some homemade medicine was in order.

we went to whole foods and bought a whole chicken. we buy only hormone free meat. i do this because of the girls. i do not want the girls running around with extra hormones, isn't that suicide?

i cut the chicken into pieces and put it into a pot of water, 2 qts. i added a chopped onion, 3 celery ribs chopped, and 3 carrots chopped, and 2 bay leaves. i let it all boil for about an hour or until the meat fell off the bone, all the while skimming the yuck off the top. i took all the meat out of the stock after that and took off all the fat and bones out. i ripped the meat up and threw it back into the pot. i then made dumplings!

2 c. flour and 3/4 c. ice water. mix together, roll in a ball, roll out onto a floured work surface and cut into noodles! toss with flour and let dry for a couple minutes before tossing them into the pot of stock. when you put them into the stock put them in a little at a time so they don't clump. add salt and pepper and yummy!

and i didn't stop there. i made roasted beet salad with green beans and goat cheese, with a lemon thyme vinaigrette.
i miss cooking at a restaurant. cooking at home is fun, but i usually make too much and end up inviting lots of people over to eat! maybe i'll call you next time...


Sandie said...

Now that I'm on vacation I plan to try to make your biscuits and chicken/dumplings!! Comfort foods that I love and miss!

Mrs. O said...

Sounds so yummy. Thanks for the yummy food post! Virtual food is calorie-free, right?