Wow! Still a shocking amount of traffic on the Split Pea Soup recipe! Anyhow, someone searched “what will dumplings do if they sit an hour or two,” and I thought I’d address that. They’ll still be dumplings, little fluffballs of dough (I’m guessing the question was pertaining to steamed drop dumplings for soup/stew), and still very good, but I would recommend eating them as soon as they’re done, within the half hour, so they don’t, well, “tense up.” They might become denser and less fluffy in texture, but still, they’re totally okay if they sit an hour or so. If that’s the case, try to keep them warm. At any rate, they’ll be better than left overnight. Hope that helped!