Saturday, February 28, 2015

Chicken Pot Pie - Skillet Style

How good does this look!
Baby Girl #2 really likes, (correction) 
really LOVES
Chicken Pot Pie
So we have studied many recipes and created 
our very own favorite pie!
We like to make it in a skillet as it makes the crust really crispy!
Crispy is important!
So here ya go mamas!

Chicken Pot Pie - Skillet Style 
3 Cups of chicken breasts diced and cooked (can be a rotisserie chicken if you like)
1 Cup of  diced celery
2 Cups of carrots sliced
3/4 Cup of onion diced
2 Cups water
1 Tablespoon of Knorr's Caldo Con Sabor de Pollo (or any other chicken bouillon)
2 Tablespoons of flour
1 Cup of Half and Half
1/2 Cup of water
Dash of nutmeg
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 Tablespoons of butter or margarine 
1 box of refrigerated pie crust

Take pie crust out of box to bring to room temperature.
Preheat oven to 425.
Cook carrots in a soup pot with 1 Tablespoon of butter and 1 cup of water for about 8 minutes on medium heat. Add onions and celery, cover pot and cook 5 minutes.
While this is cooking whisk the tablespoon of Knorr's in a small bowl with the 1 cup of water and set aside. Add flour and mix to coat all veggies evenly. Slowly add the chicken flavored water to the pot while stirring constantly. It will continue to make a thick sauce. Add half and half and continue to stir over medium heat. Add salt, pepper and nutmeg to pot. Add cooked chicken to the pot and stir on low heat for a few minutes and then turn off the heat. Butter your cast iron skillet with the remaining butter.
Line the skillet with one pie crust. Put the skillet in the oven for about 5 minutes. The sides may fall down but it doesn't matter. Take it out of the oven and add the chicken and veggie mixture and take the remaining pie crust and lay on top. Make a few slits with a knife to vent. Place the skillet in the oven and cover lightly with a sheet of foil. Cook for about 30 minutes and then add 5 minutes without the foil on top.
Take it out and EAT!
I like to serve this with a crisp green garden salad.
Such a comfort meal that mamas love to feed their babies!

Check out more recipes

Monday, February 16, 2015

Mama Goes Shopping on Etsy

Mama LOVES a GOOD shop!
I needed a gift for a sweet high school graduate
so I grabbed my laptop and visited Etsy.
I landed on Miss Amber's
darling shop titled
Cute name is it not!
Her jewelry is amazing, 
customer service is superb
and her prices are perfect!
Thank you Amber!
I am a HAPPY Mama!

Branch Necklace | Sterling Silver or Gold Filled Chain | Simple Twig | Twisted Tree Branch | Nature Curved Branch Necklace | Delicate

Yellow & Gray Earrings | Lemon Onyx | Gray Moonstone | Bezel Set Gemstones | Gold Earrings | Bridesmaids Jewelry | Dangle Earrings

Double Layer Initial Necklace | Dainty Two Initials | Sterling Silver | 2 Chains, Tiny 1/4" Discs Tags, Personalized with Birthstone Crystal

Anchor Necklace in Sterling Silver - Mint Aqua Chalcedony Aquamarine Seafoam Bridesmaids | Wedding Bridal | Everyday Nautical | Delta Gamma

Purple Glass Earrings | Fall Bridesmaids Dangle Earrings | Team Colors | Crystal Drop Earrings | LA Lakers Vikings LSU Colors | Topaz Plum

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Naked Cupids and Some Cupcakes!

Mama was baking some Valentine's Day 
treats and she needed some HEARTS!
I found these little naked guys
I stole a few hearts from them to finish off my treats!
Thank you little naked guys!
oh and I almost forgot…….
Happy Valentine's Day to all the Mamas
out there in Blogland!
Papas too!
The AMAZING Graphics Fairy 
graciously allows you to print her graphics 
to assist you in your Valentine projects!

Visit The Graphics Fairy to see 
more of her amazing images!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Guns and Coffee - Texas Mamas

Baby Girl #1 and I were back to Texas recently.
I enjoyed stuffing my face with Mexican food,
several trips to Whataburger and maybe some 
fried chicken and such!
(but you didn't hear that from me)
As you are aware this mama really likes her
Starbuck's cocktail around 2:00pm.
While I was tooling around I saw this!
What an amazingly brilliant bumper sticker!
Yes, in TEXAS the mama's can drive around
packing guns and caffeine!
So you best NOT
these BAD Mamas!
No sir!

Missing some good Texas Food?
Check out these favorite Texas Recipes!

Tex Mex 7 Layer Dip