mix flour, egg, milk and salt until it become doughlike in substance, place on floured surface and roll with wooden rolling pin to about 1/4" thickness. Cut into long strips lengthwise, then cut diagnally to resemeble diamond like shapes. my little one likes to create a few homemade ones at the same time.... allow to stand 2-3 hours, turing halfway through the drying process.
While dough is drying a bit, place whole chicken in large pot of water with 6-8 cups of water. cook and cut up completely, reserve 4 cups of the chicken stock for dumplings.
Set meat aside and bring stock to a rolling boil, add cream of mushroom soup
While this is boiling, place a few dumplings at a time in the water. allow to sit on medium heat for at least 30 minutes, add chicken to the pot and cover, simmer for 20-30 minutes. Dumplings will rise and then plump to perfection.
* Tip: serve over prepared mashed potatoes with a side salad and cranberry jelled