Sunday, February 6, 2011


plate of homemade chicken pot pie for dinner.  Bet you thought I was gonna say bowl! 

Sometimes, you just want the comfort of some saucy chicken and vegies, but don't always feel the pull to make the pastry.  Here is a quick way to get the same tastes, but without the fiddly pie crust.  

First, make some biscuits:

2 cups self rising flour
1/4 cup shortening
2/3 cup milk

Using a pastry blender,  cut the shortening into the flour until it resembles coarse crumbs.  Make a well in the center, pour in milk and using a fork, mix until fairly well blended.   Do not overwork.  Turn out onto floured board and knead 3-4 times.  Pat out to about 1/2 inch thick and cut with 2inch cutter.  Fold, flatten, and cut scraps.  Should get 8 biscuits.  I like mine with soft edges, so place in greased 8 inch cake pan with sides nearly touching and bake in 450 degree oven for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until golden.  Remove from oven and brush with melted butter.  

While the biscuits are cooking, mix up the yummy chicken, veggies and sauce:

2 cups cooked, diced chicken
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp poultry seasoning
1 can cream of chicken soup (un-diluted)
1- 10 to 12 oz package frozen mixed vegetables

Combine in saucepan and cook over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Split biscuits in half and spoon chicken mixture over and enjoy some warm yumminess.

This week's cleaning schedule calls for Zone 10:  Back Porch

Normally, this is what I would do in warmer months, but as it is still winter and the porch is not in frequent use at this time, I actually did a modified version all at once today.  

Monday:  Straighten
                Deadhead plants

Tuesday:  Vacuum and mop (yes I really take the vacuum out and use it on the floor, rugs, and screens)

Wednesday:  Remove cobwebs
                     Dust and polish wood furniture, clean ceiling fans

Thursday:  Clean windows, doors, and wall light fixtures

As soon as it warms up and we are ready to officially "re-open" the porch, I will take everything off and super duper clean it (really have to wait to do that until after the oak trees finish blooming, otherwise it is a colossal waste of time)

Having a little pity party of my own...compounded by feeling like I am coming down with something.  Anticipated getting a phone call tonight from my favorite Soldier in Training, but no such luck.  :(  I know he is busy so I'll just keep the letters going out.  


  1. Sounds like dinner was yummy! Sorry you are not feeling good, hope it goes away quickly!

    Also, sorry you didn't hear from the babe.

  2. That sounds like comfort food for sure. I hope your son is doing well & that you'll get to chat with him very soon.



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