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Friday Five - foods!

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1. What was your favorite childhood meal?
Fondue - more specifically, beer cheese fondue. Yes, I was a kid in the 70s, y'all

2. What is the best holiday for eating in your family?
Most often, Thanksgiving. Dad made the turkey, stuffing and waldorf salad. Mom made fabulous dumplings with the turkey drippings and made the mashed potatoes. Carb fiesta!

3. If someone could fix you a meal, and you didn't have to worry about cost or calorie count, what would you ask them to make?
I could go for Mom's dumplings about now.

4. What food(s) do you truly dislike/hate/have allergies to?
Canned peaches. Bad association with elementary school. In fact it's only now that I eat much in the way of fruits. I'm more of a veggie gal.

5. Could you give up eating meat if you wanted/needed to?
Yeah probably. Although especially if I could have an exception for dairy/eggs.


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May. 18th, 2015 08:33 pm (UTC)
i HAVE to try that recipe for turkey dripping dumplings. DEAL IT OUT! SHARE!
May. 18th, 2015 09:06 pm (UTC)
It's so good. I called Mom to verify the details and she didn't have exact measurements since it's one of those "feel" things but here are the basics:

Combine biscuit mix (Jiffy, Bisquick, whatever brand is avaiable up there) with chicken broth. You want the dough to be slightly stickier than a piecrust dough.

Roll out the dough to about 1/4" thickness and make sure both sides are dry with the biscuit mix
Slice dough - easiest with a pizza cutter - into 1" squares.
Take drippings from the roast turkey and skim off much of the fat, add chicken or turkey broth in a large pot (regular dutch oven size) until the broth is about halfway up the pot.
Heat the broth to almost boiling and drop in the squares individually and mix
Lower the heat and cover, cook on low for about 15min to half an hour until the dumplings are cooked through. Make sure to test one!
To make it a full meal, add in chunks of turkey meat.
May. 21st, 2015 06:14 am (UTC)
~in Feyd's voice~ I WILL MAKE THEM!!!

~hacks back into normal tone~
we have some turkeys in the freezer we haven't used. next time.... NEXT TIME... it shall be done, oh, yes.

~reads instructions~ it's very like kniedlach, isn't it?
i suppose the same could be done with a goodly piece of turkey bought for the benefit of cooking up its deliciousness....
but i SO love cooking up a whole turkey. my dad doesn't love turkey that much the way i do it, but i bet he'd like these as a side dish! (or, as an "aperitif" with a drop of broth. nom NOOOOOM.)

hmm. i have some gluten-free bisquick. would it work with this? it works very well with making regular dumplings with stew. (it doesn't thicken the broth the way bisquick/flour dumplings usually do).
i can get ahold of the regular kind easily enough, i just would like to see if i can use these up.
mmm... i need to see if i have a friend who i could send to as a gift.
May. 21st, 2015 06:14 am (UTC)
~doesn't mind the touchy-feely recipes~ :-D
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