Friday, May 16, 2008

Mohair Wrap, Chicken and Biscuits

I'm so excited! I've just started to work on a pattern that will use the fine mohair/acrylic/rayon blend yarn that has sat in my stash for far too long. The pattern is from Claire Crompton's The Knitter's Bible: Knitted Accessories and calls for a superfine silk/mohair blend to be stitched with three strands of the yarn. I'm using two strands with a number 13 needle. I may turn the wrap into a poncho, but I'll figure that out when I get to that point.


I've tried to knit with this yarn a few times. It seemed like the easier the proect, the worse my knitting went. I tried a simple lace scarf and ended up dropping stitches, somehow knotting up the yarn, etc, etc. So I unraveled, recycled, and started again, until I decided to make the wrap


Chicken and Biscuits

Made chicken and biscuits for dinner last night. The recipe was adapted from the recipe for chicken and dumplings from the Fanny Farmer Cookbook, by far my favorite since I picked up the discarded copy from the library. It's a lot easier than you would expect, and cooks up in under an hour.

3 - 5 lbs chicken (I use boned chicken breasts)
1 bag pre-peeled carrots
1 package onion soup mix
4 ribs of celery, cut
2 TBSP of prechopped garlic
2 tsp rosemary
2 tsp thyme
2 large bay leaves

for biscuits:

2 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 TBSP sugar
1/2 cup melted butter
1 cup milk

Preheat oven to 425. Saute carrots, celery, and garlic in stockpot until carrots start to soften. Add the chicken, onion soup mix, rosemary, thyme, and bay leaves to the pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, the reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. While chicken is cooking, prepare the biscuits by adding all ingredients together and stirring well. Remove chicken from heat and break into small pieces. Drop the biscuit mixture onto the top of the chicken and place in oven for 20 minutes, or until biscuits are golden brown. Let sit for 10 minutes, broth will thicken with cooling.

This feeds my family of 5 with a little leftovers.


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Unknown said...

Yummy, this sounds like a good one for fall/winter.

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