The most important thing to come out of it was a promise from Aunt Dolores that she would send me her chicken and dumpling recipe. I'm planning to feature that in a future blog post after I take out another surplus rooster. In addition to supplying the main ingredient for chicken and dumplings the rooster also provided some rather dashing tail feathers that I stuck in the band of my felt hat for trek. I thought it was a nice look. After a week on trek the feathers do look well worn.
|Rooster tail feathers, a little worse for wear|
I spent some time at the library tonight and found a cookbook devoted to chicken recipes. I checked and found they had included a chicken and dumplings recipe. I will be anxious to try that one out and to later compare it to Dolores' recipe. I'm thinking the smart money will be on Dolores' recipe.