Saturday, September 22, 2012

Easy Peasy Pot Pie

Summer is definitely over in the Poconos!! And I have found that I need to shift my cooking habits that reformed over the summer. No menu planning, no shopping list, and an empty fridge and pantry after getting back home from the Outer Banks!! It took me two shopping trips to restock the house with delicious selections (of chocolate chip cookies, pop tarts, and ice cream, and other nutritious meals) before my children returned from their missions trip!!

Many of you cook for less than NINE (yikes!!) and for me, cooking for two for a month was an adjustment. This is a delectable meal to add to your menu as you think about getting out of that summer rut. Adjust the recipe to fit your family size as this serves 3.

My Adjusted 'Take' on Betty Crocker
1/2 cup canned condensed cream of chicken soup 
1/4 cup milk
1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
1/2 cup cut-up cooked chicken breast
1/2 cup Bisquick 
1/4 cup milk
1 egg

  1. Heat oven to 400F. In ungreased (I always grease mine, just to be sure)stir together in bowl the soup and 1/4 cup milk; stir in vegetables and chicken. 
  2. In small bowl, stir remaining ingredients until blended. Pour over chicken mixture.
  3. Bake uncovered about 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
When I used to make this for my family of nine, I used to make the mistake of majorly NOT measuring. It would sometimes turn out too dry as I added everything in huge amounts. Sorta emptying the fridge!! Now, we only have 5 of us home, so I doubled the recipe and we had a little leftover. 

Measuring the ingredients out has made the inside of the pot pie turn out delectably dependably delicious for those devouring family members!! I have also made my own pie crust and also most of the time make my own Bisquick. I use whole milk and whatever brand of veggies.

Happy cooking, ladies.

What changes have you made to your cooking now that the weather is signalling that Fall is coming??

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  1. Well, fall is coming to AZ, but most certainly is not here yet! Our nights and mornings are cooler, but the afternoons are still pretty hot. I did make chicken corn soup the other night because I just enjoy making soup even when it's not quite soup making weather. :)

    This recipe looks yummy, it may very well end up being our dinner tonight. I am so bad about planning meals, but this looks delicious and something we all will enjoy! Thanks for sharing!

    1. I forget that summer doesn't leave other places as soon :-) We have to change up how we cook by mid September. Today was nice and warm by AFTERnoon and then cooled off again. Summer is gone.

      I hope you enjoyed the pot pie if you ended up making it.

  2. Ahh Judith.. I envy your weather change. It being the first day of Fall today is a bit of a joke for us here in Southern California. I'ts pushing 94 degrees as I type this, and it's 5pm! Blah. Until the heat breaks I'm sticking with the simple summer menu. Much love.. I enjoy your blog :)

    1. California is so different than here. Be blessed because I was sorry to have the warm weather leave. I was really enjoying it this summer. I don't know of anywhere in CA that has much of a change in season. I used to live in S.F. for 3 years a long time ago.

      Thanks so much for stopping over. I was pleasantly surprised to find anyone who had read my post today since I had no time to link up anywhere.

  3. Great tip about measuring. Sometimes I forget that. Looks delicious! Blessings, jen

  4. There are lots of things that I don't measure but I can make a pot pie turn out too dry when not measuring especially when I make one in a 9 X 13 inch pan.

  5. I love chicken pot pie ~ and I just found out Lee doesn't dislike it after all! What good news!


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