Saturday, November 23, 2013

Individual Chicken Pot Pies

These were so much fun to make!
And so tasty - I'm taking one to work for lunch on Monday. :-)

Individual Chicken Pot Pies
4 servings

for filling
1 potato, peeled and diced
1 carrot, peeled and diced
1 stalk celery, diced
1/4 cup diced onion
1 garlic clove, minced
3 tablespoons butter, divided
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 cup flour
1/2 cup milk
1 cup cooked, shredded chicken

for crust
1/3 cup shortening
1 cup flour
1 egg, beaten

In a small saucepan, sauté potato, carrot, celery, onion, and garlic in one tablespoon butter until browned.  Add broth and seasonings and cook over medium heat until vegetables are tender.  Meanwhile, in another pan over medium heat, melt two tablespoons butter.  Add flour to butter and whisk until combined.  Gradually add milk and whisk until smooth.  Add flour mixture to vegetables and broth and stir.  Stir in cooked chicken. Divided filling into four ramekins or small oven-proof bowls.  Place bowls on a cookie sheet.  To prepare crust, cut shortening into flour.  Add 6-7 tablespoons cold water and mix until dough comes together.  Roll out dough and cut four circles.  Place dough circles over filling and slit to vent.  Brush beaten egg over dough.  Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.  Broil for 1-2 minutes or until crusts are brown.  Let pot pies cool slightly before serving.  Enjoy!

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

The weather forecast calls for it to be
 chilly, rainy and dreary for the next few days at my house.

I thought I'd start the weekend off 
with something warm and healthy for my tummy.

I've been enjoying these recipes lately.

For one serving

1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup almond milk
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ginger

Combine all ingredients and cook on low for 10 minutes or until oatmeal thickens.

Menu Plan

Supper Menus
November 24th-30th

Sunday dinner

Sunday supper
out for supper


meatballs, mashed potatoes, broccoli with cheese sauce

tamales, corn and black bean salsa, tortilla chips

Thanksgiving breakfast - sausage balls, pumpkin spice muffins, cranberry scones, cinnamon butter braid
Thanksgiving dinner (my contributions) - autumn fruit salad, cranberry sauce, roasted autumn vegetables, sweet potato casserole, pecan pie trufflescaramel apple hand pies

supper at the ranch

snacky supper - summer sausage, cheeses, crackers, chips, dips