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Savor the Flavor of Home with Lainie Eilenberger's All-American Chicken and Dumplings

Howdy, folks! It's your gal Lainie Eilenberger here, your top-notch guide in the razzle-dazzle world of West Texas real estate at Key and Slate Real Estate Group. But today, we're gonna slam on the brakes of the property game and take a big ol' bite out of a classic home-cooked dish that's outta bounds - Chicken and Dumplings!

I'm hit with a blast from the past every time I think about those sunny Sundays. Fresh from the good vibes of a church service, we'd cruise on down to Furr's. We'd belly up to the table, the air thick with the savory scent of Chicken and Dumplings, and we'd dive into the stories, the laughter, and definitely the seconds! And who could forget the Tea Lady with her hair stacked to the heavens, serving up iced tea colder than a West Texas winter night!

Now, let's bring those flavors to life! Gather up some dynamite ingredients, and if you can get 'em locally, that's money! Here's what you'll need...

  • A whole chicken, about 4-5 pounds. Go big or go home, right?

  • 4 quarts of water. That's clear, cool Texas spring in a pot!

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour. Our dumplings need a solid base, dude.

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda. It's like a little baking magic.

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt. It's all about that flavor town!

  • 3 tablespoons of shortening. Bringing the richness to the party.

  • 3/4 cup buttermilk. Grandma's secret ingredient!

Alright, folks, let's fire it up and start cooking:

  1. Load that chicken into a pot, drown it in water, and bring it to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and let it ride for about an hour. Patience, my friends!

  2. When the chicken's done, pull it out and let it chill. Don't toss that broth!

  3. While the chicken's cooling, let's rock out with our dumplings. Mix the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add in the shortening and buttermilk and you've got some killer dough.

  4. Roll out that dough, cut it into 2-inch squares, and send 'em on a dive into the simmering broth.

  5. Let the dumplings do their thing for about 15-20 minutes. Give 'em a gentle stir every now and then.

  6. While they're simmering, strip that chicken down to the bone and toss the meat back in the pot. Let it all hang out for another 10 minutes.

While those dumplings are bubbling away, let's get back to our West Texas real estate rodeo! I've got the deets for all the prime spots: Abernathy, Brownfield, Buffalo Springs, Crosbyton, Denver City, Farwell, Floydada, Hale Center, Lamesa, Levelland, Littlefield, Lubbock, Muleshoe, New Deal, New Home, Olton, Plains, Plainview, Post, Ralls, Ransom Canyon, Seagraves, Seminole, Silverton, Slaton, Snyder, Spur, Sudan, Sundown, Tahoka, Tulia, Wolfforth, and more.

Scope out my websites,,, and It's like a one-way ticket to Flavortown, but instead of diners, drive-ins, and dives, it's West Texas real estate listings! Whether it's residential, commercial, or luxury properties that you're on the hunt for, trust me, we've got you covered.

We've got properties lined up from the friendly streets of Abernathy to the charming corners of Wolfforth, and everywhere in between. Each listing is just like a carefully prepared dish, unique in its own way, ready for you to savor. So whether you're a first-time buyer or a seasoned investor, we've got the perfect serving of real estate for you.

And remember, when you're with Key and Slate Real Estate Group, it's not just about buying or selling properties; it's about making a home, building businesses, and creating your very own slice of the West Texas dream. We're all about family, food, and fine living, much like a warm, inviting bowl of Chicken and Dumplings.

So come on down, let's cook up some real estate deals that are out of this world. And stay tuned for more real estate tips, tricks, and the occasional detour to tasty recipes. Keep it right here, folks!

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