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decided this morning to make chicken and dumplings for supper…

daughter isn’t feeling well so they didn’t come for dinner…

I think what I like about this meal is that it takes a while to make, but most of the time it is simmering on the stove so you don’t have to work away for hours, but that is what makes it comfort food for me… and the smell is delicious throughout the house…

I put chicken legs and thighs in a large pot with onion, celery, carrots with salt, pepper, bay leaves and water… brought it to a boil and then turned it down to simmer for a number of hours…

then I strained it, and while the chicken cooled down, put chopped carrots, peas, corn and barley into the broth…

  
took the meat off the bone and slid it back into the pot…

left it to simmer for awhile and then made dumplings using my mom’s recipe… today I included cilantro…

simmered for another half hour and then enjoyed it…

  
scrumptious… 

was careful with my food intake earlier in the day so that I could have two helpings…

now to watch the Academy Awards