Tag Archives: Chicken And Dumplings

Monday

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Little boys playing with toys!

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Big boys playing with toys!

Chuck and his kids came over Saturday.  He helped Hubby with some car maintenance.  It was a fun day.  He got here about 9:00 A.M. as he was wanting to eat breakfast with us.  We had sausage and gravy, biscuits, fresh eggs, corn, canned apples and homemade waffles.  We had a good day.

Grace was having trouble with her nose piece on her glasses so we made a trip to Rocky Mount to get it repaired.  We did some grocery shopping while there.  It ended up taking most of the day.  We came home and worked on things that needed doing.  We had planned on doing school today and then taking a break for the rest of the week.  We’ll do school tomorrow instead and then break.  I love the flexibiltiy of homeschooling.

Grace put one of our freshly butchered chickens in the crockpot today to cook while we were gone.  When we got home it smelled so good in the house.  We deboned it and make chicken and dumplings.  They are delicious!!  I think I am spoiled now to having our own chickens for meat.  We plan on making stock tonight in the crockpot from the bones.  YUMMY!

Well, I guess that’s about all that is happening here.  My girls are wanting me to play a game of cards with them.  Enjoy your evening and God bless.

New Babies

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Our newest addition.  Ain’t they cute!  The girls are soooooo excited.  They never thought of having kittens to play with this late in the year.  They belong to “Stripes”.  You all have seen pictures of her in previous posts.  They seem to be very healthy and she is a wonderful mama. 

Today we had to go to Roanoke to the dentist.  Afterward we went to Sam’s club.  Sam’s does this thing called click and pull.  You can go on line, order your stuff and they will pull it for you.  They will have it waiting at customer service.  All you have to do is walk in, give them your name, pay for it and walk out the door.  Pretty amazing, I think.  This made our day so much easier.  We even made it home it time to do some school. 

Yesterday, for supper, we had chicken and dumplings with green beans.  I used the remainder of the chicken and made southwest chicken soup for supper tonight.  Easy stuff.  We will be having mexican cornbread with this and honey baked apples for dessert. 

We just finished having a tremendous hail storm here.  Lots of rain and high winds.  The temperature dropped about 14 degrees in just a few minutes.   It had been very warm before the storm came through.  Enjoy your evening and God bless.

Fire

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For those of you who do not have the comfort of a wood fire to enjoy, I thought I would share ours.  One of the girls(I’m not sure which one) took this picture.  I thought it looked so warm and cozy.  Today I cooked chicken and dumplings over that wood fire in my cast iron kettle.  YUM!   Very cold temperatures this morning made us really appreciate that wood fire.  The temperature was around 8 degrees with a below zero wind chill.  COLD!!!  Today it warmed up to the mid 20’s and the wind has laid down some but it is still very cold.  Oh well, I quess it’s that time of year.  Today was bible study day here at my home.  One of the ladies brought some wild rice soup to share with everyone.  Thanks, Barbara.  We have about 2 weeks left on our Peter study and then in January we plan to start Beth Moore’s Esther study.  We will be taking a 2 week Christmas  break.  Well I guess I better get some work done.  I am working on a quilt.  I will  try to post a picture when it is finished.  God Bless.