The PRE-Christmas Party OR Tomato Soup & Dumplings

My parents and I have settled in to a wonderful Christmas tradition for the day BEFORE the big family party. My parents get to town just before dinner time. After they get settled in we have a light supper. This is my favorite part of the night because my Dad does the cooking! He makes his cooking staple, tomato soup and dumplings. After dinner we do some last minute shopping for any groceries or supplies we might need for the party the next day. It's quite a treat to go shopping "in the big city" for my Mom! Once we're done shopping we slowly drive back home with lots of little detours as we take in all the wonderful holiday lights. If it's not too late, we watch a Christmas movie to cap off the evening. An excellent evening of conversation, entertainment, and companionship. Love it!

Tomato Soup & Dumplings
  • 1 can tomato soup
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  1. Combine soup and 1 cup milk and simmer on stove.
  2. Put eggs, milk, baking powder, and pepper in a small bowl. Whip them together until creamy and baking powder is dissolved. Slowly add enough flour for a thick consistency like cookie dough.
  3. Bring soup to a boil. Dip wooden spoon in soup so it is hot. This will help the dumpling mix easily slide off the spoon. 
  4. Drop 1/2 teaspoon dumpling mix into soup. Continue adding dumplings until the mix is gone.
  5. Cook at least 3-4 minutes.


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