Blog This Blog That...A Short Introduction

A Little Hello
Time to get started, I suppose. First off, this probably won't be a daily blog style, more of a post as I can due to my schedule, but hopefully it'll give you a nice taste of the meals and desserts I've happily grown up with. As well as learning the ropes of how to work the blog...Be on the lookout as I'm sure formatting will continue to change.I hope to use this as a place to share some good recipes with others and learn to improve upon my own cooking skills! After all, the best way to learn is by doing, correct? As an Occupational Therapist I will say, it is important to engage in occupations that we find interesting and meaningful to help improve our everyday quality of life! It just so happens, for me, I am interested in cooking/baking, and writing (So kill two birds with one stone here!). With that all said, I welcome you here, and hope you can find a recipe or two that you throughly enjoy (and can put your own spin on). Happy food hunting :)

January 21, 2014

Chicken Pot Pie

Alright, I admit that I have been very slacking! No new recipes in QUITE a while. Guess life is catching up to me! Hope with all this crazy winter weather everyone stays nice and toasty warm! One thing is for sure if you have the ingredients for this recipe on hand, it makes for a nice, warm, comfort food meal on a cold day!


2 chicken breasts **you can also use left over chicken or a rotisserie chicken
2 medium potatoes
1 small onion
2 fresh carrots (or you can use baby carrots) diced
3/4 cup peas
1 can chicken broth
1 can cream of chicken soup
seasoning (herbs, salt, pepper...I generally just use a basic chicken herb mix)
1 box pie crust

Start by preheating your oven to about 350 degrees, remember that oven temperatures may vary. Cook the 2 chicken breasts in the oven for about 30 minutes. When finished let the chicken cool, remove the skin and bones, and cube the meat. If you're in a hurry, like I often am, you can also use a small rotisserie chicken and just chunk up the meat. While you wait for your meat to cook peel your potatoes and dice into 3/4 inch pieces. Put your diced potatoes and carrots into a saucepan with the can of chicken broth and bring to a boil. Simmer the vegetables until tender (about 10-12 minutes) then drain.

In a large bowl combine the diced meat, vegetables, peas, cream of chicken soup, and herbs until well mixed together. When the mixture is complete fill your pie pans with the filling and top with the pie crust. Seal the edges and cut slits to allow the steam to rise, then bake in the oven until the crust is light brown (about 20-30 minutes). Let it cool a bit and then enjoy!

Final Thoughts
May seem like a lot but it's a nice quick meal. You can also put a pie crust lining on the bottom of the pie pans to seal the goodness inside. As an extra treat if you get the mini pie pans you can make individual servings and freeze the leftovers! That's my mom's favorite way to make it! Simple homemade goodness in a convenient size! Don't forget to experiment! Happy eats!

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