For you Larry.
3-4 ounces of salt pork, finely diced
1 large celery stalk, sliced thinly
4 carrots, peeled and cut in 1″ sections
1 large onion, diced
4 cups water
2 tsp. chicken bullion
salt & pepper to taste
Heat a 3-4 quart saucepan over medium heat. Add 1 Tbsp. butter and salt pork, saute about 5 minutes. Add onion, celery and carrots. Cook until just softened. Add water and bullion. Add salt & pepper to taste. Simmer until everything is cooked, about 1 hour.
Serve with dumplings.
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
milk (about 3 Tbsp)
Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
Stir flour and baking powder together. Stir in an egg and enough milk to make a thick, heavy dough.
Drop by teaspoonfuls into boiling salted water. Cook 10 minutes. Drain and toss with butter.