Whenever my mom and her sisters got together, I knew what was going to happen. We were going to be eating that good that day. When their mom was alive, that’s what they all did together. While the men were out working on the farm, the women would stay inside and do all the cooking and cleaning. With six kids in that family, there was plenty to do. Grandma always made them help her in the kitchen by splitting up each part of the meal and giving one sister part of the dish to make. Aunt Maggie always got in charge of the dumplings.
She still to this day makes the best dumplings that I have ever had in my life. I don’t know if it’s because of all her experience or what, but they are amazing. I’ve watched her make them several times, and her recipe is just like this one from Relative Taste.
I have taken after her place when it comes to the dumplings now, but I also have to make the whole entire rest of the meal including chicken and broth too. It’s okay though. The end result is so worth all the work it takes!
What’s nice about this recipe is you can make a great big pot of it for company or to take with you to a potluck event. The people at my church group just love when I show up with this for our luncheons. There is always plenty for everyone to have a taste. I like it because I can work on it in stages if I want. I don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen, as this does take some time to put together. I can do one thing and then leave it alone until I have the time to get back at it. Keep it in the crock pot and it will stay nice and toasty through the entire party.