First of all, a shout-out and WOOT to my fellow Mystery Loving cook, Cleo Coyle, for Holiday Grind’s release in paperback! Congratulations, Cleo! It’s a wonderful book, everybody—and you’ll love the recipes in the back. Y’all be sure to pick up a copy.
My children have always been pretty good about eating their vegetables.
This is better than I deserve as a mom, considering the fact that I gave my own mother fits when I was a child because of my no-veggie policy.
Still, though, it helps me get more in them if the vegetables are presented in a variety of ways. If I only have a little pile of lima beans or peas on their plate in the evenings, they’re going to get bored with that quickly.
With casseroles, though, you have the classic conundrum of vegetables touching each other. And this, as moms will recognize, is a major offense.
For some reason, chicken pot pie appears to have been given a pass on the no-touching rule. Maybe that’s because the inside of the pie is so tasty.
We enjoy chicken pot pie, but the time it takes is always a factor in whether it ends up on our table or not. Here’s an easy version of the classic….tastes great but in a lot less time than the traditional take on it.
Quick Chicken Pot Pie
- 4 boneless chicken breast halves (or you can use rotisserie chicken)
- 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
- 1 cream of mushroom soup
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 1 bag frozen, mixed vegetables, cooked and drained
1 box of refrigerated pie crust for a 9 inch double crust pie
- Cook and chop the chicken. I like throwing in some onion, salt, pepper, thyme, and parsley while the chicken cooks.
- Mix together the soups, vegetables, and chicken. Pour mixture into pie shell, and cover with the second crust. Be sure to slit the top crust.
- Bake at 375 degrees F for 45 minutes, or until crust is golden.
For some reason, the curse that’s not allowing me to make pretty food is still ongoing! I promise the pie tastes much prettier than it looks…and was polished off by my hungry family quickly! Yours will probably look much better.
Delicious and Suspicious (July 6 2010) Riley Adams Pretty is as Pretty Dies –Elizabeth Spann Craig