October 30, 2010
October 28, 2010
October 27, 2010
I used refrigerated pie crusts. I just used 1 box and used pie crusts to make 2 big turnovers.
October 26, 2010
How cool?? Not sure if these turkey's were protesting my WAWA Turkey Gobbler Shorti or not but it's so neat to see them. haha
She was walking on a log. :) They kept making gobble noises, and let me just get a few feet away from them. They were not shy at all. I didn't see a male Turkey anywhere. Guess he was off with his other wives. LOL :)
October 25, 2010
You have to be careful cutting off the outer skin. Otherwise you will get little prickles. And that happened to me. Luckily, I got my tweezers and got them all out. LOL Not very fun. :( I still tried the fruit. Taste sort of like watermelon. But too many seeds. I tried it and probably won't ever have one again. I wasn't really a fan. :)
October 24, 2010
Ashley made a really cute shadow box for us. Ashley and Daniel also made us a slide show. Pictures from the wedding that we watched while eating. It was great!! There was also framed pictures of us on a table with a scrapbook that I made for guests to look at.
Kristen and Dave got us this wooden sign. We are thinking about putting it in the foyer when you walk right in.
Cupcakes that Kristen made. They are little hydrangeas! AWESOME!! Next to the cupcakes is a jar full of Chocolate Lindt that Ashley did. I gave them as favors at my wedding 10 years ago.
October 22, 2010
Refrigerated pie crusts, softened (I used Wegmans brand)
1/3 cup butter or margarine (I used unsalted Wegmans brand)
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 ¾ cups Chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
½ cup milk
2 ½ cups shredded cooked chicken or turkey
2 cups frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
Some chopped potatoes
Some chopped celery
· Pre-Heat oven to 425°F.
· In 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until tender. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until well blended. Gradually stir in broth and milk, cooking and stirring until bubbly and thickened.
· Stir in chicken, mixed vegetables, potatoes and celery. Remove from heat. Spoon chicken mixture into crust-lined pan. Top with second crust; seal edge and flute. Cut slits in several places in top crust.
· Crack egg into a small bowl and with a brush paint onto the top of your pie crust.
· Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until crust is golden brown. During last 15 to 20 minutes of baking, cover with pie crust protector to prevent excessive browning. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Nate had never had chicken pot pie before. He always says "ew chicken doesn't belong in a pie", so I made him try it tonight. He loves it!! :) I'm never buying Marie Calendars again. I love my homemade chicken pot pie. It's the best!!
From my friend Crystal: In my baker I put a little olive oil, then start layering my veggies in. Usually whatever I have in the freezer (peas, corn, green beans, lima beans, broccoli, etc). I cut one medium potato into small bite size pieces and if I have carrots i do the same. It is usually about a 1/2 C of each vegetable, I just kind of eyeball it. I mix all the veggies together, and season them. I usually season with salt, pepper, garlic, sage, parsley, all-purpose seasoning, and 2 - 3 bay leaves. Then I put 2 chicken breasts on top and I season those with the same seasonings as the veggies. Cover and put in the microwave for about 10 - 15 minutes. Check and flip the chicken and stir the veggies, then put back in the microwave for another 10-15 mins.
Once the chicken is cooked I put it in my large batter bowl and using the salad choppers I chop the chicken. You determine how fine you chop it. Combine the chicken, veggies, and 1 can of either cream of mushroom soup or cream of chicken soup (or whatever cream of soup you like) and mix together. I also go ahead and remove the bay leaves at this point.
In my deep dish pie baker, I put one Pillsbury Pie Crust in the bottom and prick the bottom. Add the filling and then cover with the other Pillsbury Pie Crust on top. Trim the excess crust. Cut an "x" in the top and brush with melter butter or margarine then bake at 350 degrees until golden.