Bear's Anecdote - A friend of mine from Huntsville, Alabama (Tim P. - It isn't good to give full names on the internet.) put me onto the Farm Journal's "Best Ever Recipes" book. He sent me a couple recipes. Here is the information on how to find the book on the web.
Farm Journal's Best-Ever Recipes, by Elise W Manning
Publisher: Philadelphia : Countryside Press ; Garden City, N.Y. : distributed to the trade by Doubleday, Copyright 1977.
ISBN: 0385129661 : 9780385129664 OCLC: 2917780
1 5lb stewing chicken, cut up
1 branch celery
2 carrots, pared and sliced
1 onion, sliced
2 tsp. salt
1 qt water
1 c. milk
1/3 c. flour
Parsley Dumplings (Recipe elsewhere on this site)
Place chicken, celery, carrots, onion, salt and water in Dutch oven.
Simmer, covered, 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until chicken is tender.
Remove chicken from broth and cool well.
Remove chicken meat from bones and cut into large pieces.
Strain broth and add enough water to make 3 c.
Return broth to Dutch oven.
Combine milk and flour in a small jar.
Cover and shake until smooth.
Slowly stir into hot broth.
Cook, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes.
Add chicken to gravy.
Serve with Parsley Dumplings. (Oh, what the heck, use canned biscuits!)