25 October 2009

Menu Plan Monday: Oct 26th~31st

I know you may be saying, "oh look, Lora's menu planning again...", but I love doing this post every week. I don't know how I ever survived before menu planning. If, for some reason, I don't get my plan made by Monday--or, heaven forbid, not at all--its a very bad thing. My whole week is off. So if you've never tried menu planning, I highly recommend it.

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.

Chicken Pot Pie
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
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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
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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~
pigs-in-blankets

Saturday: Stromboli

This post is linked to Menu Plan Monday at I'm an Organizing Junkie.

1 comment:

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

Yummy! We had pot pie last week too...chicken.