Our daughter Elaine and her two grown daughters Shelly and Carly, all of Nevada, are coming for a visit in May.

I have been searching for easy recipes. The first thing I thought of was chicken and dumplings. It is easy if you use canned biscuits.
I’ll cook my fryer or leg quarters in the slow cooker. After the chicken is cooked, allow to cool; remove from bone and discard skin. You might need to add chicken broth.

Season chicken, cut in bite-size pieces, put in large pot after meat has been seasoned. Add a tablespoon of butter. Heat to boiling point. Cut biscuits in four pieces, drop into boiling broth, turn down heat and simmer for 15 minutes with lid on. Sprinkle dry parsley over top (makes them look pretty).

Then you have the late Thelma Mickalke’s “Call It What You Want Casserole.”

6 strips bacon
6 to 8 chicken breasts
1 cup rice
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
garlic and celery salt
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup water
dash of oregano and paprika

Directions: spread bacon on the bottom of a 9 by 13 baking dish. Pour uncooked rice over bacon and place chicken on top of rice. Add rest of ingredients. Cover with foil. Cook for 2 hours at 350 F.
Gooder ‘n Syrup –Von.