Charlie’s Chicken and Dumplings

This week, Charlie was sick. So this week I made the kind of chicken and dumplings he likes: brothy instead of thick.

I still didn’t have any real chicken, so I used canned. Charlie was okay with it, but I wasn’t impressed. I made actual vegetable broth by simmering carrots, celery, and onions for a long time. Then I pulled those veg out and chopped some fresh for the soup.

I added some chicken bouillon powder to make up for the canned chicken (it didn’t, actually, but still). Those are Reames frozen flat dumplings, which are much better than mine.

He loved it. I loved it. Now, neither of us is sick. So YAY!

I’m posting today at Fatal Foodies about half a burrito I brought home and doctored up.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: A dish made two ways.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Charlie’s Chicken and Dumplings

  1. Daniel Antion

    November 19, 2019 at 7:22am

    You forgot to mention the love. It sounds like you put a bunch in that soup.

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  2. Caz / InvisiblyMe

    November 19, 2019 at 11:06am

    ‘Chicken soup for the soul’ ๐Ÿ˜‰Chicken, veggies & a few spoons of love! Glad Charlie’s feeling better and you’re both doing well! ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Caz xx

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      Marian Allen

      November 19, 2019 at 11:23am

      Thanks! At least we weren’t both sick at the same time. Shiny liners!

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