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Made chicken and dumplings from scratch (none of that sissy Bisquick (TM) in my house!) on Saturday night from 7-9, and blueberry and cheese blintzes this morning from 11:15-12:45.

I'm SOOO full and I think I've gained five pounds over the last week :)

I've never made crepes before, they're fun! Once I got the hang of it, anyway. The first ones I made fell apart, but the 15 or so I did after that were mostly perfect. I don't think the ricotta filling was ideal--something a little lighter and simpler would be more satisfying and there'd be more of the nice fresh crepe flavor.

For the next month, though, I'm not making anythign that takes more than 30 minutes to cook :) That's too much kitchen time!

The Chicken and Dumplings recipe was one of the two recipes that got me to make up with my father after four years' silence--that, and his potato salad. It was a nice flashback to my childhood. Mmm.


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Oct. 16th, 2006 02:26 am (UTC)
A crepe pan makes it easier, though it's not required. And the first one is always a sacrificial thing. I think it has to do with moderating the heat in the pan. Or something.

You can refrigerate them: put a layer of wax paper in between each one, then seal them in a big ziplock. Reheat them the next morning in the same pan for about 20 seconds and they're good as fresh (maybe even better).
Oct. 16th, 2006 02:58 am (UTC)
The "sacrificial victim" thing seemed about right. The first two were undercooked and rubbery, but the ones after that were pretty good.

Reheating's not a bad idea, but the way the boys eat, leftovers really don't happen much around here!
Oct. 16th, 2006 04:07 pm (UTC)
One of the two recipies that got you to make up with your father, eh? What was the other one? (And duh from scratch. Seriously, though, I didn't know that you could make dumplings with Bisquick. Crazy newfangled prefab stuff.)
Oct. 17th, 2006 02:06 am (UTC)
The other one was his potato salad recipe, which makes angels weep. Mmm.
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