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River Watch Week – Vicksburg District Vittles – Mississippi River Chicken and Dumplings

River Watch Week – Vicksburg District Vittles – Mississippi River Chicken and Dumplings

With the Army Corps of Engineers taking the Flood Fight 2011 – Operation Watershed down river we will take a culinary tour of the affected areas:

Monday – Memphis District MunchiesElvis Meatloaf
Tuesday – Vicksburg District Vittles – Mississippi River Chicken & Dumplings
Wednesday – New Orleans District Nosh
Thursday – BBQ Byway
Fishy Friday River Style

Creamy Chicken Goodness

Creamy soup, moist chicken, and chewy soft dumplings.

The original recipe from RecipeArchive.net calls for boiling a whole chicken, picking off the meat and building the soup with Cream of Chicken soup.  Here I have used leftover white meat from a previous post (2 May 2011 Dinner News – Abbottabad, Pakistan) and created a simple milk gravy in place of the canned soup.

If you have 6 people to serve this is a great single meal.  If not, I have included my method for individually freezing dumplings and storing the soup in separate containers for later use.

Ingredients

Ingredients for dumplings and soup

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Posted by on 10 May 2011 in United States of America

 

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National Egg Salad Week – Scotch Eggs

National Egg Salad Week – Scotch Eggs

Welcome to a week-long celebration of all things egg… peel back the shells and enjoy some new ways to have an egg-cellent meal.

Monday – Dessert First – Cadbury Deviled Eggs
Tuesday – Devilish Dishes – Inside Out Deviled Eggs
Wednesday – Entrée Entries – Scotch Eggs
Thursday – Global Ovals – Bauernsalat
Friday – Tour d’ America – Pittsburgh Maurice Salad

Finished Scotch Eggs

Blanket your Easter eggs in the sausage of your choice.

British street food makes for a great mid-week grab and go option that can feature other DIY food projects.  I used my own mild Italian sausage mix and bread crumbs from leftover whole wheat Easter dinner rolls.  If you use a commercial sausage they will have a higher fat content, more shrinkage away from the egg and look like the original recipe at Scotland’s Enchanted Kingdom. To create a scotch egg that is not made of grey mystery meat may go against tradition (Consider the Scotch Egg) but makes for a tastier nosh.

Ingredients

Ingredients

Stations of  the Bread

Fry (or Bake)

 
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Posted by on 27 April 2011 in Holidays Away from Home

 

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