A Big Blizzard is on the way with 2-3 feet of snow predicted and 50-60 mph winds. The governor has a travel ban posted after 9pm. tonight.
The news was stressing me out, speculating on all the worst things that could happen and issuing warnings so I turned it off.
I happened to have a good bit of stock ready this morning so I made a big pot of soup. Some left-over mashed potatoes mixed up quickly into little dumplings. They were very easy to make. If you’d like to try them, here’s the recipe;
Make a little well in 3/4 cup of mashed potatoes. Crack a large egg into it. Add 1/2 cup flour and salt, pepper to taste. Combine it all together with your hands. It will be very soft and have a moist consistency. Drop by 1/2 teaspoonfuls onto simmering soup. In a few minutes, the dumplings will rise to the top. Simmer an additional 30 minutes.
Sometimes I make potato noodles instead of dumplings. It’s just a matter of adding extra flour to this same dough so it gets stiffer. Then, on a floured board you roll the dough with a rolling pin, quite thin, and cut it into noodles. Add them to simmering soup and they are done when they rise to the top.