My grandparents were originally from Missouri. They moved to California in the 1940s and that is where my mother was born. My grandparents stuck to their southern cooking styles - fried chicken was one of my grandma's favorite foods, and my grandpa loved beans.
We enjoyed this yummy meal with some friends recently. We hope you like it, too!
|Grigsbys & Bradshaws|
1 whole chicken
spices : sage, rosemary, thyme, salt, pepper
enough water to cover the chicken in your crockpot
- Thaw chicken, if it is frozen (preferably in the fridge for about 2 days). Remove it from its packaging and rinse it. You will probably have to remove the neck and giblets from the breast hollow.
- Place chicken in slow-cooker. Season with a lot of sage, then with rosemary and thyme to taste. Add some salt and pepper. (You can add quite a bit of salt, because you will add a lot of water)
- Add water until chicken is covered or nearly covered.
- Slow-cook until done; it took about 5-6 hours for ours.
- Once cooked, remove most/all of the broth, placing broth in a pot that can be placed on the stovetop. You can take your chicken apart at this point, for ease in serving.
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
flour for rolling out dough
- Combine ingredients.
- Add water "'til it looks right" - you will want to end up with a thick, sticky dough.
- Pour dough out onto a flat, floured surface. You will want quite a bit of flour. Roll out your dough to about 1/4" thickness.
- Using a pizza cutter, cut dough into strips and then into squares about 2" * 2".
- Boil chicken broth on the stove, and once at a rolling boil, add dumplings a few at a time. If you add too many, they will clump together.
- They will all be ready for you to eat after a few minutes of cooking.
|removing broth from original location (crockpot)|
|this is about the right consistency|
|dough, amply floured and ready to roll out|
|cutting dumplings into squares|
|dropping dumplings into boiling broth|
Carrots with Honey
fresh carrots, we used 4
a pad of butter (approx. 1 Tbsp)
about 2 Tbsp honey
- Cut carrots into bite-sized pieces and boil until tender.
- Drain water from carrots.
- Add butter and honey to carrots and serve.
|carrots with honey|