I’m sure you’re aware by now of my love for all things Fannie Farmer. If not, let me be clear… She is a fabulous cook!
Going with Maura's advice from a couple weeks ago, I decided to give the applesauce cake and chicken and dumplings a try.
Heaven on a spoon… That’s what this meal was!
You must, must, must make these. Preferably, with freshly snapped green beans from your garden.
One day, you will thank me for this advice. I just know it.
The only changes I made to the original recipes, were to substitute whole wheat flour for the white (1 cup white = 3/4 cup whole wheat) and butter where it calls for shortening. Yum! Try to use all natural and organic ingredients when possible.
My precious, exhausted family has been in need of this kind of meal lately. Comfort food. There has been meatloaf and mashed potatoes, hearty bean and vegetable soup, and anything else I can think of that might bring us comfort as we face my Papa’s failing health.
Sometimes, you just need a hearty meal. It nourishes the body, and the soul.