The kids asked for my Chicken and Dumplings for Christmas Dinner. Sounded fine with me. It's something I can actually accomplish in my makeshift kitchen set up. At least the prep work. I'll finish it up tomorrow at Kasey's on her stove top.
Boning chicken is not my favorite job, especially when there's a lot of it to do. By the end my back and shoulders are cramping. I've tried letting my husband and son help, but they aren't as particular about picking out every last bit of the skin and gristle. Drives me crazy, so I do it myself.
Doing it in two batches today wasn't so bad. It let my back relax and recover between batches. I'm always so happy to see the bones and skin (left) separated from the meat (right).
Now the meat and stock are in the refrigerator waiting for tomorrow. I'll assemble the dumpling's dry ingredients tonight. Finishing up tomorrow should be a breeze.
I still have wrapping to do. ...sigh... Why do I always leave it till Christmas Eve? I also have to finish assembling the 'packaging' of the boys' money gifts.
I hope that you are having a wonderful Christmas!