Years ago when the kids were small, I got to be a stay at home Mom. I still worked hard, I baked our bread, canned fruits and vegetables and make jam, pickles and even homemade "koolaid" from the concord grapes growing in the yard. I miss some of that, not the "have to" part, but definately the "want to" part! Apparently it is still in me, because I still have my canning jars and canner. I keep saying "one of these days......." as we all do when we look back on past years. But I have made small steps in returning to those ways and days. I currently have berries and rhubarb growing in the back yard and plans for more. Next a clothesline, I love the smell of laundry coming in from the yard, ready to be folded.
Here is a unique recipe, it is great to add last minute to a pot of soup. It just is fun, delicious and will add a bit more body to a pot of soup that just needs a lift.
Sunday Cafe soup dumplings
3 eggs beaten
1 T melted butter
22 saltine crackers, crushed fine
dash of nutmeg
Stir together well, let rest 5 minutes. Drop by tiny spoonfuls into simmering soup. Cook 5 minutes or until puffed and floating on top.