My favorite meal is Chicken Pot Pie. The day after Thanksgiving, we use all the leftover turkey and call it Turkey Pot Pie. Only it’s not really Turkey Pot Pie, it’s Turkey and Biscuits. And my Mother-In-Law (Janice) calls it Turkey And Dumplings. I use the filling recipe from the Better Home and Gardens® cookbook for Chicken Pot Pie.
But then I top it with these scrumptious home-made drop biscuits from Janice’s recipe for Chicken and Dumplings. The resulting conglomeration of recipes has become one of my favorite meals to serve my family. When my husband and I first married, this was one of the meals of his Mom’s I had to learn to make — because I loved it too!
We fiddled with the recipe together to come up with what we wanted. He insisted those biscuits were dumplings and I insisted that dumplings were what my Mom makes – big, flat, heavy noodles in a yummy sauce. Eventually our compromised recipe took on a taste and form that combines all of our favorite parts of the recipes we grew up with. A recipe that represents our marriage. A recipe our entire family enjoys. It doesn’t matter whether we use Leftover Turkey or leftover chicken, it always turns out yummy and makes us smile. I’m making it tonight!