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Thursday, July 24, 2014
One of my favorite foods is chicken pot pie. There is just something so delicious about eating all the veggies, then the meat potatoes and crust together afterwards. Ok, so maybe I am a bit OCD. The point is, pot pie is delicious. I have had a problem with the cost and ingredients that come with many of the store varieties of pot pie. I decided it was time to make my own. How do you eat your pot pie? Do you have an order or do you just dig in?
What you will need:
- Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts - 2 cups cut up and cooked.
- Mixed Vegetables - 2 cups.
- Salt - 1/2 teaspoon
- Pepper - 1 teaspoon
- Flour - 1/2 cup
- Pie Crust - I bought mine. If you make your own, please send me a great recipe. I haven't mastered pie crusts yet.
- Potatoes - 1 cup cubed.
- Chicken Broth
- Combine chicken, vegetables, salt, pepper, and potatoes in a pot.
- Add enough chicken broth to cover. - I use the broth I save from boiling chicken for other recipes.
- Simmer until potatoes are soft.
- Line your pan with a pie crust while.
- Once Chicken mixture is done leave 2 cups of the broth in the pan.
- Mix in your flour and stir until all flour is dissolved.
- Pour this mixture over the meat and vegetables in your pie.
- Top with a second pie crust. - Make sure to poke it with a fork to let the steam vent as it cooks.
- Bake at 350 for 35 minutes or until golden brown.
This is also a great meal to freeze. You can freeze after cooking. Simply thaw and reheat in the oven at 350 for 35 minutes.
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Its OK to slow down- This is something my wife almost always gets on to me about. Growing up whenever we went to the parks it was a game to see how long it would take us to take in every attraction. From the time we would hit the opening gate till the time we were on our way back to our room or car it was as if we had one of those guns that go off at races and while we were in the parks it was a mad dash to finish the marathon that almost always left us longing for a vacation from our vacation. Admit it, you've been there too. Its ok we all have. I thought this was normal practice until I was on my honeymoon with my wife at Disney. She drove me crazy initially. She had never been to any of the parks and as it was her first time she wanted to take it easy and take it all in. Though this was very counter culture to me it allowed me to enjoy the parks in a new way. There were many details and experiences I had often passed over in our mad conquest. This lesson provided the frame work for our theme park strategy as we had kids. This is not for everybody but it is often common practice for us. Before we hit the opening gate we will pick the 3-4 things, usually one for each person that they absolutely have to do. From then on we hit those attractions or shows and then take the rest of the day sort of as it comes. This has often help us avoid over exhaustion and minimized that whole "vacation from the vacation mentality"
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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