Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Today's Lunch and Lesson

Chicken Paprikash - 4 servings
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup water
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp salt

1/4 cup butter
1 1/2 lbs bone-in chicken pieces, w/skin
1 onion, chopped
1 1/2 cups water
season to liking w/salt, pepper, and paprika
2 tbs flour
1 cup sour cream
Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil over high heat. In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, 2 teaspoons of salt, and 1/2 cup of water. Gradually stir in 2 1/2 cups of flour to make a stiff batter. Using two spoons, scoop out some batter with one spoon and use the second to scrap off the spoonful of batter into the boiling water. Repeat until several dumplings are cooking. Cook dumplings for 10 minutes or until they float to the top; then lift from the water and drain in a colander or sieve. Rinse with warm water.
2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter and add chicken; cook until lightly browned, turning once. Add onion to skillet and cook 5 to 8 minutes more. Pour in 1 1/2 cups of water, and season with paprika, salt, and pepper; cook 10 minutes more, or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear. Remove chicken from skillet and keep warm.
3. Stir 2 tablespoons of flour into sour cream; then slowly stir into the onion mixture remaining in the skillet. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly, and cook until thickened.
4. To serve, add dumplings to the sour cream/onion mixture, then spoon onto dinner plates adding a piece of chicken.
The picture to the left was part of Travis' math lesson today.  I read the instructions, we looked at the first group of numbers, and Travis said both numbers.  I then asked him, "Now, which would you rather have, 5 doughnuts or 3 doughnuts?  Travis answered matter-of-factly, "I would like to have 7 doughnuts please."


Anne said...

Travis is a sharp fellow. I don't think he has any problems figuring out which number is larger and is a quick thinker also. The meal you fixed looks very good,Candace. I really like a sour cream sauce with chicken.

Kristin said...

I would rather have 7 doughnuts too!! The lunch looks great. I don't think I have ever had dumplings...

Katie said...

You have never had dumplings, Kristin?? I have never had good luck making dumplings, but this so delicious I might give it another shot. I agree with Mama that I especially like the sound of the sour cream sauce.

Travis is such a doll. He sure had been coming up with some funny comments lately.