In the past I've shared some of my frustrations with my kiddos *picky-ness*. I am still searching my recipes each week for dishes that everybody will eat (since I refuse to be a short-order cook!). This week I was very plesantly surprised at the kiddos' response to one of mine and Vince's fave comfort foods: pot pie! I had some roasted turkey in the freezer and thought that would be a great way to use it. The recipe I use is from Among Friends: Just a Matter of Thyme. I've been using it for years, its so easy and good. I've made more complicated and fancier pot pies, but this one is just a classic.
1 whole chicken, cooked and deboned
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can mixed vegetables, drained
1 cup chicken broth
1 recipe for double crust pie crust
Dice the chicken into bite-sized pieces. Mix with the soup, vegetables and broth. Heat and stir until smooth. This may be done in the microwave or on the stovetop. Pour mixture into a 9" unbaked pie shell. Top with another 9" unbaked pie shell. Bake at 350F for 35-45 minutes or until crust is light brown. Serves 4-6.
Easy Homemade Pie Crust
2 cups flour
8 Tbls. shortening
8 Tbls. water
dash of salt
Cut the shortening into the flour until it resembles crumbs. Next add in the water and salt; mix well and shape into a dough ball. Divide in half, roll out each half and there you have your two pie shells.
So here's what's cooking this week:
Monday: Mac-n-cheese with mixed veggies
Tuesday: Baked chicken, baked potatoes, veggie
Wednesday: my favorite potato soup
Thursday: Pumpkin Carving Dinner~
white chili, cornbread, cookies, cinnamon apple cider
Friday: Homeschool Co-op Potluck~