Sunday, October 12, 2008

It's Blue Monday - and Dumpling Monday, too.


Well, it wasn't intentional, but it looks like today turned into another Dumpling Monday!


My Dad was hungry for
Chicken & Dumplings.
I promised him
I would make them for him
because sometimes
you just need to
spoil your Dad!

Today
I am using my
Wolfgang Puck
Electric 
Pressure 
Cooker.

I braised 
the chicken 
while
I diced my 
veggies.

I started with
2 cups of diced celery
1 medium diced onion
2 cups of diced carrots











I added
fresh Thyme
(of course)
marjoram
a Bay Leaf











I added the veggies
and enough
chicken broth
to cover it all.
Then I set the
controls for
25 minutes.
Boy did that
smell good!








After the steam vented
it was
Dumpling Time!

I cheated.
I used
4 1/2 cups Bisquik
and
1 1/3 cups of milk
and a few
Tbsp. of parsley flakes






Mix it to
a sticky 
dough.
But don't 
over mix
or they will
get tough.


Drop the dough
by spoonfuls
into the
hot liquid.

The  recipe says to 
cook the dumplings
for 10 minutes
uncovered.
Then cook them
for another
10 minutes covered.
I discovered
they
were not done.
I cooked them
for another
10 minutes covered.



They turned
 out perfect.
Remember they
will puff up
to twice
their size.
Mmmmm!







Now for a cool dessert.
Which brings
us to our
Blue Monday addition.

Notice how the cake looks
so perfectly rolled
and very pretty on the box.








Now here is the
actual cake.
Hmmmm.
I think it loses
something.....






It's so pretty!
It's so appetizing!
Not!

Although it was still
ice cream. :)

Don't forget to visit 
Sally to see the list
of all the 
Blue Monday
participants!

24 comments:

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Oh my, look at that meal! and ice cream cake to top it off! NUM-A-Nums!

Back to work tomorrow....have a great Monday!

Kathi :)

nikkicrumpet said...

My hubby would think he died and went to heaven if I cooked him dumplings...what he doesn't realize is that if I cooked him dumplings he probably would die and go to heaven...I can't cook worth a lick! The icecream looks good even if it isn't rolled properly!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi
Happy Blue Monday, and thanks for the recipe!

Smilingsal said...

LOL That cake is quite Unlike its representation! Ah well, at least it tasted good. Your a good daughter to spoil your father. Enjoy visiting the other Blue Monday folks today.

Heidi Jo the Artist said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog for Pink Saturday. Now I’m here to say Happy Blue Monday to you! The dumplings look soooo good, even the misshaped ice cream roll looks yummy…time for some breakfast!

Heidi Jo the Artist
www.swirlsofcreativity.etsy.com
www.swirlsofcreativity.blogspot.com

Dirk said...

I was wondering where the blue would fit in, till we came to the dessert.:-) Reading all this made me very hungry, could almost smell the chicken :-)

Charli and me said...

Aren't you a sweet daughter! Your father is blessed. Your recipe looks absolutelu delicious. Happy Blue Monday to you!

Sweetie said...

Happy Blue Monday. Your chicken and dumplings look delicious. I have never cooked with a pressure cooker. I've been thinking about buying one and you have me convinced.
Sweetie

Coloradolady said...

Great post, thanks for the recipe. Love the ice cream cake that was not rolled....did it thaw and refreeze? Happy Blue Monday.

judicreations said...

That is a lovely dish you made...and I am going to be sure to try it too. How special that you have made it for your dad. *hugs*. So very special.

I think anything ice cream no matter how it looks is soooo very yum!!

Thank you for sharing.
Judi

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Dad is one lucky guy! What a great looking meal! :) ~Rhonda

Cyndy said...

Are you just loving your electric pressure cooker???? I have one I bought from QVC and everything I cook in it comes out delish! I've slowly been converting recipes, but I would love to get my hands on a good cookbook for electric pressure cookers. Do you know of any?
Now, the ice cream cake. That picture was very deceiving, but I bet it still tasted great.
Happy Blue Monday.

Barbara H. said...

I haven't tried dumplings in ages, if ever. One lady where we used to go to church in another state often made chicken and dumplings for potlucks, and it was so good, sometimes I just crave it. But I've never worked up the gumption to try it.

That cake roll looks like it tastes good even if it isn't perfectly round. :-)

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

YUM !!!! what time will it be ready ? Where did you say you lived ?? LOL

Molly said...

Everything looks deee-lish! I haven't had dumplings in years--do you roll out the dough and cut them or just drop the blobs of dough in? Happy Blue Monday! And I scrolled down and I have those same rabbit bookends!Have a great day.

Beverly said...

Okay, Robyn. Now I am hungry to dumplings. They look so yummy.

And, ice cream is always delicious.

Shabby Kim said...

Yummy!! I love chicken & dumplings and yours look scrumptious. Thanks for sharing your recipie. I will definately have to try it out. Love your ice cream cake as part of the "blue" in your post today. Might not look like the picture on the blue box, but if its ice cream & chocolate, it wouldn't stop me from eating it. Happy Blue Monday!!

jeanne said...

Robyn, how nice to cook for your dad and it looks awesome. The recipe is probably more involved than I would attempt. You go girl. Now that ice cream cake roll. Wow, it is so not like the pic. How do they get away with that. However it is a perfect blue for today's Blue Monday. lol

Hugs...Jeanne

Donna said...

OMG!! I am sooooo trying this recipe!!! YUM! This will be my Sat. experiment. I cant wait!!! I will keep you posted!


xoxoxoxo
Donna

Shabby Kim said...

Hello again Robyn... Making my second visit today after reading the comment you left on my blog. Glad you stopped by for a visit. To answer your question, I live in Coon Rapids. Where abouts do you live?

Tootsie said...

I am now craving! that looks so good!

Ruthie said...

Wow - that makes me hungry for sure. Nice of you to make that for your dad.
I was taken by your title - since I have a great grandson named Jacob who just had a kidney transplant from his mom (our granddaughter). :)
Also, I lived in MN as a teenager.
Enjoyed your blog.
Smiles.

ellen b said...

Is it all gone cuz I'd love a bowl! :0)
Love how you threw in the blue!!
Thanks for your prayers for my dad I appreciate it!

Pat said...

Hi Robyn!

Your chicken and dumplings looks divine! That pressure cooker realy saves time!

The ice cream still looks yummy!