Sunday, March 1, 2009

Easy dinner for the cooking-challenged (like me!)

It's no longer January, but I wanted to show you what this tastey meal looks like all drawn up cute! :-)

For those of you that are 'real' cooks, please do not take offense to this simple recipe that lazy moms like me enjoy. There is no 'real' cooking in this recipe, and don't let the title fool you, there is nothing "old fashioned" in it...only utilization of modern food conveniences for a night when you are tired, grumpy, and have no desire to wash a multitude of pots and pans. So, if you have not taken offense so far, read on!

"Old Fashioned Chicken Pot Pie" from the Gooseberry calendar...short cuts added by said lazy cook above...

2 pie crusts (Store bought pre-rolled dough tastes great and is EASY!)
2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (If you have left overs great, and if not, buy the packaged grilled chicken breast strips in the lunch meat section. EASY and moist!)
1/2 onion, chopped (I have omitted this ingredient if I am too lazy to dirty a knife!)
10 3/4 oz. can cream of chicken soup
15 oz. can mixed vegetables, drained (I don't like canned vegetables so I use a small package of frozen veggies.)
1/2 c. sour cream
salt and pepper to taste

Line a 9 in. pie plate with one crust; set aside second crust. Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl; mix well and pour into pie plate. Top with remaining crust. Crimp crust to seal; cut several slits in top crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes, until bubbly and crust is golden. Makes 6 servings, and only one bowl and one pie plate to wash! Enjoy!

Besides few dishes to wash, my kids said it was the best meal I ever made! Now that is success! :-)

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  1. that is "old fashioned" cooking, in my book. I was given a similar recipe about 12 years ago by other teachers when I had just started teaching and was trying to feed a husband and two very hungry boys.
    An alternative is to use canned beef stew (like Bunker Hill) instead of the chicken & veggies. Hey, kids love it. And it has lots of veggies. Who can complain?

  2. love it! and can i just say, that's the way i cook almost all the time! it's fresh and fast. good work!!!


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