Friday, January 29, 2010

Fabulous Food Friday!

Good Friday morning everyone! The weatherman is promising us about 13 inches of snow beginning tonight and going thru tomorrow so I see lots of crafting and family time on the horizon!! In light of the cold winter weather we are anticipating, I thought it would be a nice time to break out the ole crockpot and whip up some good old southern comfort food. Hubby and I ate at Cracker Barrel last weekend while out shopping for flooring and of course, I can't go to Cracker Barrel without shopping!! I purchased my first full size Gooseberry Patch cookbook and since I love to cook using my crockpot, I chose their Super Fast Slow Cooking cookbook.

I'm making this wonderful sounding and very easy recipe this weekend:

Southern Chicken and Dumplings

3 10 3/4 oz. cans cream of chicken soup
1/4 c. onion, diced
6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3 3/4 c. water
3 12 oz. tubes refrigerated biscuits, quartered

Pour soup into crockpot, add onion and chicken. Pour in enough water to cover chicken. Cover and cook on low setting for 6 to 8 hours, or on high setting for 4 to 6 hours. About 35 to 40 minutes before serving, turn crockpot to high setting. Drop biscuit quarters into crockpot; stir well. Replace lid and cook for 35 minutes more or until dumplings are done. Stir and serve. Serves 6.

Doesn't that sound yummy and so easy?? Hubby is a meat and potatoes kind of guy so I know he will love this! And it helps that chicken and dumplings are one of his favorite meals! Hey, gotta keep him happy so he will keep on working on my "honey do" list! LOL!!

I am feeling better this morning. Thanks to all my blogging friends who left get well comments for me. I appreciate you all!

Well, gotta get off here and get ready for work. I am so thankful that it's Friday! Woohoo! I hope everyone has a great one! Stay safe and warm!!

Until next time. . .



  1. Oh that does sound sooo good! It snowed here last night but we only got maybe 3-4 inches. I was hoping for more!

  2. I think I would like that cookbook...I love using my crockpot! That recipe sounds really good...I think I will have to try it sometime! Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your weekend being snow in!

  3. Glad your feeling better, Donna!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe! We definitely need comfort food to keep us all going during this loooonng winter!
    Keep warm & cozy

  4. ohhhh yummy!! this sounds so belly warming...gotta try it soon. Thank goodness for crockpots!!

  5. Thsi sounds like a wonderful recipe Donna. Yum!
    I just adore Gooseberry Patch cookbooks as well.

    Your blog is just precious! It is so nice to meet you. I really appreciate your kind visit and that you entered my Spring giveaway. Thank you! You are always welcome to visit me anytime my friend.

    Stay warm & many blessings.
    ~Melissa :)

  6. Donna, I am glad to hear that you are feeling better this morning! There's definately something going around, that's for sure!

    I, too, love eating at Cracker Barrel and always find me something there that I really like or really ~NEED~ to have! I love shopping there! I found my son Daniel, a neat black long sleeved pull over shirt there a couple weeks or so ago, that says, Once the horses are out of the barn, they're awful hard to put back in the barn! And on the back of the shirt there is pictured two Mustang vehicles with this saying all around the picture... My son owns a White Cobra Mustang, and I own a Silver Mustang, and that saying holds soooo vey true!
    I love these GooseBerry Patch Cookbooks! Lots of great recipes inside each one! The recipe you shared sounds soooo yummy and easy enough for me to want to give it a try real soon too!!

    You have a safe and warm weekend too Donna! Hope all the snow doesn't last real long over your way and my way both!


  7. Oh this does sound yummy...and easy!
    I am going to save this recipe and make it whenever we get a snow storm.
    I am gonna have to check out that cookbook.
    Thank you for sharing...and have a safe and warm weekend!

  8. Donna glad to hear that you are feeling better.
    I have been trying to leave you comments but
    been having trouble. O'Yes I posted a picture of
    the goose for you on cs. Hope this comment works. Kay

  9. Yum! You're making me hungry. Gonna grab that one and give it a try! I miss Cracker Barrel so much...we don't have them in Washington. Love their chicken 'n dumplings, or as my mom use to call it "chicken 'n pastry". Thanks for sharing...and stay warm! ~~Annie

  10. Donna~ Your meal sounds really good. I am glad that you are feeling better. Congratulations on your win! Stay warm! ~Dan~

  11. Hi Donna Sweetie!!
    Since I only have yahoo email and Silly Hubby has never set up my main email account, I was unable to pull up your email address to send you this.
    Just wanted to say...
    When you have the time, please stop by my blog. I have a surprise message for you!! Heheee!
    Luv, Tam

  12. Hi Donna, I love your blog!! I just found it and thank you for that recipe I am making that for Monday night. I would love that cookbook. I told my Honey about and we have been to Cracker Barrel and the next the time we go I am geeting the slow cooker recipe book because I LOVE my crockpot!!!!!
    I have a blog, I hope you can stop by and check it out. I join your blog and put you under my favorites!!!!! I can't wait for your next post!!!!

    Big Hugs,
    Hillcrest Home Prims

  13. Thanks for all your kind words about our cookbook...we're so glad you could combine a yummy dinner at Cracker Barrel with an little extra treat to take home!

    Thanks for sharing our recipe here too. Enjoy that new cookbook!

  14. Woo Hoo for Gooseberry Patch cookbooks!! I love them soooo much that I have 27 of them! They have the most incredible recipes in them! But this is one I do not own and need it because I love my crock pot!

    I'm like your husband, I love chicken n dumplings. I always say I'll try something different when I go to Cracker Barrel, but no restaurant makes chicken n dumplings like them!