July 28, 2011

Chicken and dumplings in July? Well, I don’t defend it as a dish that screams “summer,” but I happen to appreciate comfort food any time of year. Besides, I had a rooster in my freezer who needed to be cooked. It’s true! He came from my brother-in-law, who keeps (and occasionally dispatches) chickens. This particular guy had been a bit of a trouble maker… I could tell by looking at the scrawny bird that the meat would be a bit tougher than a conventionally raised chicken, so into the pressure cooker he went—along with some carrots, celery, thyme, and, at the end, biscuit-dough dumplings. My pot of comfort turned out fantastic, and I came away with two firm convictions:

1. I adore my

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