not that it's really soup weather anywhere in the world right now (except for all of the places where it is... which come to think of it, might be a lot, like the whole of alaska and siberia? idk), but in case you:

a. have been fighting off some sort of bird flu thing

b. are in a colder climate or have really great air conditioning

c. are opposed to the entire idea of a certain kind of weather being designated for soup

d. or just feel like really awesome fantastic wonderful chicken and dumpling soup

this is the recipe for you! 

eggboymama made it for me when i arrived at the farm with a big fat flu in tow and half a voice. i ate it for three meals a day until finally i realized i should probably just go to the doctor and get a drug but omg these big gooey dumplings are so delicious. 

she keeps the recipe on a notecard (pictured above) and if you can't read it, here is a translation:

"never fail" dumplings (for soup): 


4 tb butter

1/2 c water

1 c flour

1 tsp salt

1 tsp sugar

a dash of nutmeg

2 large eggs


melt butter, add water, bring to a boil, and remove from heat. stir in flour. cool and then stir in salt, sugar, and nutmeg. beat in egss, one at a time, until smooth. drop by teaspoon into boiling soup. simmer for 10 minutes.

for the soup, you can use any chicken soup or veggie soup...this is my favorite veggie stock and this is a good lookin chicken soup recipe (i've never tried it, i'm embarrassed to tell you my method of chicken soup making).


this post is part of the dumpling a day while i'm away  series.