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today at lunch I enjoyed some of the zucchini basil soup I made on Saturday… it was delicious and a lovely shade of green…

  
I had turned down a sandwich from a local deli because I knew I was having dumplings for my supper which meant I couldn’t have any bread during the day…

while we were eating we talked about dumplings… 

for dinner I was planning on chicken soup with dumplings… made the base last night and tonight skimmed the fat and added in the barley… usually it has peas, potatoes, corn and carrots, but none of those are on my good for me to eat list… 

the dumpling recipe is one of the few I have from my mom… we always had them, whenever there was chicken soup…

someone mentioned that they never had dumplings… it wasn’t a tradition in their household…

always interesting to me what items were traditional in different people’s homes… I just assumed that everyone ate dumplings with chicken soup, lol… 

  
nowadays when I make the dumpling recipe I cut it in half so that I am not tempted to eat more than I should… well, probably I shouldn’t eat any

my learning today is that you can’t use the full amount of liquid with half of the dry ingredients in a recipe, lol…

looked a little beige but tasted good enough for me to eat two bowls full…

it’s a great tradition in my life…