Years ago, when I thought about assembling dinner quickly- in 30 minutes or less, let’s say- I [quite lovingly] pictured peanut butter and fluff sandwiches and bowls of cereal.
Come to think of it, I still do. Peanut butter oozing out from under an unbearably heavy mattress of marshmallow. The bread- an afterthought, really. And as for cereal- bowls one through three eaten mindfully, the fourth- not so much.
But now, I realize one [fairly insignificant but for the purpose of this post- let’s discuss] difference,
and that is:
other meals can happen quickly, too.
This dish- an almost absurdly simple chicken and dumplings- is pure comfort. Cashmere meets cream.
Many recipes for chicken and dumplings, while delicious no doubt, seem to take hours. Or at least, they’re a little more hands-on than I’d like to be once 6pm rolls around.
Rachael Ray, a woman I admire deeply, who makes me smile because she really owns who she is, has given me the simplest, creamiest bowl of chicken and plump, doughy dumplings I could have imagined.
Quick, filling, and so loving the bowl feels almost huggable.
Recipe Here: Rachael Ray’s Chicken and Dumplings