Thursday, June 2, 2011

Its a Pot Pie Sort of Day :)

Yesterday, we received a package with two of these

and two of these

It took me awhile to find some oven mitts and trivets I really liked. I wanted pot holders that would do their job, look nice, and hold up, and unfortunately that combo was hard to find. I thought I was settling on function rather than looks... the picture at Macy's portrays them as U-G-L-Y.

Au Contrere!
They are beautiful... only adding to my excitement upon their arrival.
As for the trivets, I loved them from the start but I didn't want to spend that much for something a pot would sit on top of ... but thanks to Macy's Memorial Day sale... it all came together :)


I feel like a little kid, all excited to use my {our} new gifts right away.

So, I have spent {practically} all day thinking about what 'something new' I want to try to make for dinner tonight.

And I have settled on Chicken Pot Pie because I will be able to
1. try making something new and
2. try these new goodies out

Here is the recipe I am going to try:
{reminder: we are not going for heart healthy today}

Biscuit Topped Chicken Pot Pie
  • buttermilk biscuits
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 cup shred chicken or turkey
  • 2 cups carrots
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 2 small russet potatoes
  • olive oil
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • sea salt
  • basil
  • garlic powder
  • parsley
  1. In a pot, add olive oil and heat on medium
  2. Add chicken and spices, cover
  3. Cook on med-high until mostly done
  4. Remove from pot
  5. Chop the carrots, potatoes and onions until good morsel-size
  6. Add to the pan and reduce heat to med, cover
  7. Remove meat from heat and chop well
  8. Place in pot
  9. Add cream of mushroom soup, 1/2 cup of milk and more spices
  10. cover and let cook for 10 minutes
  11. While this is cooking, take a deep pie pan or small casserole dish. Use a nonstick spray on the bottom and press 4 biscuits into the bottom to form the bottom of the pie. You could also use a cutting board and rolling pin.
  12. Use a cutting board and rolling pin to flatten the other 4 biscuits into the top pie crust
  13. When potatoes are mostly soft, add the contents to the pie dish slowly. Gently place the top crust on top and press the sides together. Add a couple of slits on top for steam.
  14. Bake at 325 for as long as needed for the biscuits (about 11-12 minutes).
  15. Remove and let cool.
Total time estimated at 45 minutes.

I am headed to the post office and to spray paint some shelving brackets after that, but as soon as I get home its go time in the kitchen! :)


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  2. Heard the pot pie was a success :) Jennifer told me about a website that you're going to have to check out:

    I'm sure Dennis will thank me later ;) LOVE YOU