My beautiful mommy! How I miss her so!
You were the first person to love me. My heart and yours beat together for nine months.
You were my role model in life. You taught me how to love and be loved. You made me realize that it was okay to want more and reach for my goals.
You encouraged me, you believed in me.
You taught me how to be a mom. To show Stormy unconditional love. I will give her the strength to know that whatever she wants in life, she can achieve. I can teach her all those things, because you taught them to me.
When a boy breaks her heart, I will be able to comfort her, because you comforted me when my heart was broken.
I will stand up for her, like you did for me. I will do my best to show her how awesome you were by being the best mom I can to her.
If I had just one wish in this entire world it would be to hug you close and tell you how much I love you; how grateful and blessed I was to have you as my mother.
I love and miss you momma, happy Mother’s Day
Chicken and Dumplings are one of those things that my mom was a master at creating.
So much that, I never bothered to find out exactly how she did it. Now, granted, I spent lots of time as a teenager growing up and helping her make them but I never really PAID ATTENTION.
My job…. drop the biscuits into the bowl and watch the dumplings arise….
Fast forward to now, mom is gone to that white kitchen in the sky and I want chicken and dumplings.
Lucky for me, my brother actually did pay a little attention and makes a pretty mean bowl of chicken and dumplings himself.
But, I wanted to do… So I gathered all my ingredients, took notes from my baby brother, and embarked on the task tonight.
It was funny, I could almost feel momma in the room with me as I pulled the chicken off the bone and filled the pot with drops of dumplings.
A few weeks ago, this would have caused a meltdown, but tonight, I just felt her close by and watching out for me.
But for the big question… how did they turn out? Well, for my first stab at it, I would say pretty good. I have the flavor down. The sauce and chicken tasted delicious.
One of my problems was the sauce was a bit too runny, maybe next time I will let it cook longer or thicken it up with something, flour? I don’t know, something.
The biggest problem was I could not find butter-me-nots biscuits and as strange as it may seem this is the key ingredient to making this chicken and dumpling pot..OUT OF THIS WORLD..
My dumplings were good, but not good enough yet…
I will just have to try again one day soon!