Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Party update and Chicken and Dumplings

Friday night was our company Christmas party.  We had a ball.  As a matter of fact I think it was the most fun parties we have had in a while.  Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.  Each couple brings a gift and then we draw numbers and you can pick a gift or steal a gift someone else opened.  This year people were stealing up a storm.  To me this makes the game more fun.  Apparently everyone else thinks so as well.  If someone didn't steal a gift then they would get booed. All in good fun of course. 

Another tradition at the Christmas party is for the new employees or temps to sing a song.  Heather is our only "new" person this year.  She refused to sing.  We even chanted her name.  No go.  Honestly her husband is one of the owners and he has been with the company for years so she isn't really new.  But we had a good time picking on her a bit.  Thankfully she took it all in good fun.

Saturday and Sunday were pretty relaxing.  Saturday I made chicken and dumplings.  They were so good.  The chicken was so tender it just about melted in your mouth.  The dumplings ummmm. This is one of the best times it's ever turned out. It was kinds sorta home made. Well as home made as I get anymore. ha ha

If for some reason you would like to give it a try you will need:

1 large cooking pot (I thought it was a bit to much chicken.  but I prefer the dumplings)
3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
4 cans of biscuits
4 chicken bullion cubes
garlic powder
1/4 cup margarine

I took a large pot and filled it with water.  I filled the pot just over half full.  I turned the burned on medium heat.  I washed off the chicken and cut it up in cubes and placed it in the water as I went.  After I finished putting the chicken in the pot, I put in a palm full of salt, a palm full of pepper and a palm full of garlic powder.  I added four cubes of chicken bullion cubes and stirred it all together.  I placed the lid on the pot and left it to cook for about half an hour.  I then cut each biscuit into four pieces and placed them in the pot. (you can use kitchen scissors to speed this up a bit)   As I cut up the biscuits I would stir the pot to make sure they get cooked.  After all four cans of biscuits were in the pot I stirred it all together then added the butter. I let it cook for about 5 to 10 minutes on low heat.   Enjoy!

Sorry,  I didn't think about taking pictures as I went.  I never end up seasoning the dumplings the same way.  The dumplings turned out so good I wanted to remember how to make it the same way.   I also thought it would be something perfect for you to make in this cold weather.  If you do make it, please let me know how it turned out for you and if you and your family enjoyed it.

The only other exciting thing that happened is my baby girl Maverick got her hair cut and her nail painted blue.  She looks like a puppy again.  She is so lovey dovey when she gets back from getting her hair cut.  It makes me feel bad because it's like she didn't think she would see us again.

Over all it was a great weekend.  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Did you do anything exciting?  Are you about ready for Christmas?  I can't believe we only have two weeks until Christmas is here.  I need to get my dad, Blake and some little something for my sister's family.

Happy Monday everyone.  Or at least I sure hope it is.


1 comment:

Nolita said...

Oooh chicken and dumplings sounds perfect for this season! We had a long weekend of family reunions and a fair amount of Dirty Santa too. So far so good on the day.

Happy Monday!