Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Pretty Quick Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie Using Mostly Storage Foods
2 poached or otherwise cooked chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 1/3 c. Augason Farms (or other) Cream of Chicken Soup Mix
3 c. water
1 c. Pioneer Baking Mix (or Bisquick, or homemade version)
1/2 c. milk
1 egg
1 Tbs dehydrated onions
olive oil or butter
1/2 a 14.5oz. can chopped carrots
3/4 can 14.5oz can red potatoes  (I used all but 3 of the small potatoes in the can.)
1/2 a 15-oz can peas
1 each small red, orange, and yellow peppers, sliced
3 scallions, chopped

Bring water to a boil in  a medium-sized sauce pan. Whisk in cream of chicken soup mix and dehydrated onion, reduce heat and let simmer 15 minutes.
In a mixing bowl, mix the baking mix, the milk, and the egg. Set aside.
Pre-heat oven to 400F.
Heat a skillet over medium heat, add enough olive oil or butter and sweat sliced bell peppers until they're tender, about 5-8 minutes.
Add  the diced chicken, canned peas, carrots, and potatoes to the pan with the peppers and stir till everything is warmed through.  (I deglazed the pan with a little white wine at this point.)  Add the cream of chicken soup to the pan and stir to combine.  (You will have leftover soup to use in something else.)
Pour the chicken mixture into a greased  stoneware, glass, or metal pie pan. Pour the biscuit batter over the top of the mixture in the dish.
Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Two spoons.

I never write here anymore because I can't seem to make the time to do it, so, I will no longer try to make time.  I'll write what I have time to write.

I make meatballs of some sort a couple times a month, and ever since I started making them, I've used, or attempted to use, tongs to turn them while they were cooking.  I have discovered, though, that using two spoons to flip them over is MUCH easier than using tongs, forks, or fingers to do the job.

That's my blog post and I'm stickin' to it.

Next time- hamburger salad.  Really.