So the weather is changing and before long we will start to see the colors of the leaves changing as well. This time of year makes me begin to think of soups and stews and such. You know what I mean, the warm foods. For the times when we need warmed from the inside out. I thought I would share a recipe with you today that I can remember my grandmother making. Now I use my home canned tomatoes but you can use store bought just calculate your ounces so you use the right amount.
2 quarts canned tomatoes
1/4 c. sugar
1 cup water
*****I do not use all the sugar that is called for. It is a taste preference****
Place above items in a large soup pot and bring to a boil.
Dumplings.......1 1/2 cups self rising flour
1/4 cup dry milk
1/4 tsp. sugar
1 cup water
Mix these ingredient to make dumplings into stiff dough. The more you stir or handle this dough the "stouter" the dumplings will be. Drop into boiling mixture by cutting small portions of the spoon with a knife. Turn heat to simmer but do not stir till dumplings are set. Just before serving add a couple pats of butter and allow to melt into the pot.
*****we like a fair amount of coarse ground pepper added to this before serving****
I can remember Mamaw using this as a side dish but we use it like a stew.
If you try this recipe please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.