Quick Announcement:
Hey Guys -Great News! DiscountQueens is now partnering with Fabulessly Frugal (check them out) -were still in the process of merging sites and sorting the technicalities to make it happen. Here's a few things you might notice:

-Emails will now be sent by Fabulessly Frugal
-Just the same all deal posts will be focused on their site
-Our site will be up until the merge is completed

Thank you for your continued support and patience!

Chicken and Dumplings

chixdumplings

A one pot meal.  Warm, comforting and hearty.  Another favorite from growing up were my Mom’s Chicken and Dumplings.  The simple flavors of chicken noodle soup, combined with the warm dumpling bread on top.  A complete meal, great for a crowd, and for a cool and rainy night.

Serves 8-10 for about $0.50/serving

INGREDIENTS:

IMG_4191 (700x467)

1/2  soup pot of water

3-4 chicken breasts, cooked and diced – $3

8-10 Chicken bouillon cubes

1 – 1 1/2 tsp. Oregano

1 tsp. Basil

3 stalks celery, sliced – $0.26

2 large carrots, peeled and sliced – $0.14

1 onion, diced or 1 Tbsp. onion powder – $0.33

1/4 cup spinach flakes

3 cups dried pasta noodles – $0.98

Salt and Pepper to taste

Cornstarch

Dumplings, see recipe below

DIRECTIONS:

IMG_4206 (700x467)

Fill pot half full of water.  Add 1 bouillon cube per cup of water.  Bring to a boil.

IMG_4208 (700x467)

While heating to a boil, you can go ahead and and your seasonings.

IMG_4211 (700x467)

IMG_4216 (700x467) IMG_4219 (700x467)

Add veggies and noodles.

IMG_4225 (700x467)

Add chicken and thicken with a bit of cornstarch and water.

IMG_4232 (700x467)

While soup is simmering, make your Dumplings.  Simmer for about 10 minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

IMG_4213 (700x467)

1 1/2 cups flour

3 Tbsp. Shortening

2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

3/4 cup Milk

DIRECTIONS:

IMG_4218 (700x467)

Combine dry ingredients with shortening.

IMG_4224 (700x467)

Using a pastry cutter, cut in shortening.

IMG_4235 (700x467)

Add milk and combine well with a fork.

IMG_4238 (700x467)

Drop spoonfuls of dumpling mixture on top of simmering soup.

IMG_4241 (700x467)

IMG_4243 (700x467)

Cook uncovered for 10 minutes.

IMG_4244 (700x467)

Cook covered for another 10 minutes.

ENJOY!!