Thursday Night Comfort Food Quickie

Alternately titled, “Reason #3,785 why I love the FoodSaver.”

Last night was rainy and cold. It was also a night of errands and chores. But thanks to the weather, it was an atmosphere begging for a bit of comfort food, like a batch of Chicken and Dumplings.

However, whipping up a batch from our favorite recipe would take a few hours, and no one was game for waiting that long for dinner.

But I recalled that we had some of the stew used in chicken and dumplings saved in the freezer from a batch made back in February…

Signed, sealed, and thawed during the day in the fridge.

So after arriving home it was a quick matter of dumping the contents into a pot to warm up…

Looks a bit more like food now, doesn't it?

And mixing up some dumpling dough while it came to temperature: flour, baking powder, salt, milk, and a little melted butter.

Dotted with dumpling dough

Covered the pot, and let it simmer for 15 minutes while the dumplings cooked…

Poofed, cooked, and ready to eat.

And less than an hour after arriving home we were sitting down to dinner.

Still made with love. Just brought to the table a bit more quickly.

We ate, caught up on our days, and were off and running for the rest of the evening. But we had our moment of comfort food, which made the rain all the more bearable.

Sometimes I chafe a bit when I find all the recipes that serve more people than are in our household; but having a FoodSaver around to help keep the leftovers useful for another meal whenever – and not just within a few days of sitting in the fridge – is a real game changer for a night like last night’s. It keeps better than other freezer storage methods, and helps food taste better!

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One Comment Add yours

  1. beth salzl says:

    So do we get the chicken stew recipe?

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