Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: The Chicken and the Egg

I was watching Good Eats on Food Network the other night.  My hubby actually watches the show...he likes the science behind all of Alton's recipes.  Anyway, the topic of discussion was Chicken and Dumplings.  I was intrigued enough to try and making some for dinner, with "dropped," dumplings instead of the "slick," noodle-like dumplings.  Alton had nothing in his broth except the meat and the dumplings.  I added some fresh thyme (because I like thyme with chicken), plus leeks, carrots, and celery per David's suggestion ("That's how my mother made them."). 

What can I say? Where has this dish been all my life?  Simple comfort food...and the hubby liked it too.  Excuse me while I go sneak another bite out of the pot!

As for the egg--I love the smoked paprika I get from Penzey's.  Whenever I make deviled eggs, I always sprinkle a little regular paprika on top for a pretty garnish.  I figured smoked paprika would be good, if not better.  Just for the heck of it, I googled, "smoky deviled eggs, " and this recipe popped up.  So of course I made 'em. ;-)

Let me tell you...these were easy, and they were GOOD.  I took them to our playgroup today...we had a potluck and Easter egg hunt for the kids.  I made a dozen, (24 halves), and they were gone in an instant...I was barely able to save the last one for David to sample tonight when he gets home from work (and he liked them as well). 

I guess this is not a "wordless" post after all, but I probably won't post anything for Friday as it is a day of fast and abstinance for us.  Christina is hoping for grilled cheese...which is starting to sound good.  I'll try and get up a post for Easter; mostly things I have made before, but one new dessert recipe will be up for show.  It's from the Pioneer you know it's going to be good!

God bless your table tonight!


Ginkgo100 said...

I love Alton Brown's Good Eats and chicken and dumplings! I use the dumpling recipe from The Joy of Cooking, and I add carrots, celery, and sometimes carrots. And herbs, of course. I'm surprised Alton didn't. Thyme is the best.

Ginkgo100 said...

Sorry, keep forgetting to sign comments...


Sarah said...

Cooking Light also has a great chicken and dumplings recipe - it's more like yours with lots of vegetables and the dumplings are great too!