Chicken and Dumplings, Redux

I thought I should let you know, I learned the secret to cheater dumplings.  Canned biscuits, flattened and pressed in flour, sliced into strips, then dropped into the chicken.

Next time, I won't overdo the pepper.  I had some hit the back of my throat and render me mute for a few minutes.

Which is what happens when you've had a cold for a week and get a little spicy in just the wrong spot of what used to be your tonsils.

But, special thanks to Flora for setting me straight on the secret to passable dumplings.  Bisquick who?  Yeah, that's what I thought.

Tomorrow, I'm throwing a corned beef brisket in the crock pot with a few bottles of Yazoo Sly Rye Porter.   Love me some microbrew. I also have cabbage, and if I haven't frozen the potatoes in the mudroom, I'll boil some of those as well.

New Year's Day, I have my black eyed peas for luck, I have my greens for money...

I'd better enjoy it now - after the new year it's all chicken breasts, rice cakes and lemon water.

With the occasional piece of chocolate to keep me sweet.