The winning meal, the one that made my mouth water and had me yearning to un-mute so I could hear the sizzle on the screen...Chicken and Dumplings.
What? Chicken and Dumplings? It didn't look like slimy chicken in thick boogery soup. It was glistening heaven and I could smell it...err, maybe that was the formula? Anyhow, once i found out the recipe was posted on The Chew's website, I decided I'd try it out.
So, after eyeing the ingredients since my grocery haul on Sunday, I finally made Daisy's Chicken and Dumplings for dinner tonight.
There I sat with Haddie to my left, Jeff to my right and a bowl of steamy Chicken and Dumplings in front of me. The first bite was so hot, I couldn't taste anything. Jeff took my lead and waited a bit before digging in. Second bite...ew, not good. Third bite...worse. Fourth, fifth, sixth bite...looking at Jeff, who is clearly disgusted that I didn't stop after two bites like he did. "What, you don't like it," I said. To which he responded with laughter and said, "It's not even edible." I completely agreed and told him I continued to eat it, thinking it would either get better or I could trick him into liking it.
After the belly laughs subsided, we came up with a Plan B and Jeff cleared the table. Two minutes later he hollered at me to help him open the front door. I look over my shoulder and he is carrying the entire pot of C&D. "Where ya going," I asked. "To DUMP this stuff outside for wild animals. At least it won't go to waste."
And that, my friends, is the tale of the DUMPlings.