Thursday, April 30, 2009

Recipe: Chicken Pot Pie

1 Chicken Breast (bone and skin on)
1 Medium Potato
2 Large Carrots
1/2 Cup Peas
1/2 Cup green beans
1/2 Cup Other veg as wanted
1 Tbsp Chopped Parsley
1 Tbsp Butter
1 Tbsp Flour
1 Cup Chicken Stock
1/2 Cup Milk
1 twig thyme
1 Pie Crust

  1. Preheat oven to 425
  2. Melt butter over medium heat
  3. Stir flour into butter and let the roux cook for 2-3 minutes until getting a good amount of color, be careful not to burn it
  4. Whisk in chicken stock and milk to eliminate lumps, add twig of thyme, salt and pepper to taste
  5. Poach the chicken breast in water or stock till cooked through, remove from heat and let cool, cut into large pieces
  6. Peal and cube the potato and carrot into 1/4 inch size pieces
  7. Simmer or microwave all veggies for a few minutes until just par cooked
  8. Put the bottom crust into a pie plate
  9. Put the chicken, veggies and gravy into the pie, top with the chopped parsley
  10. Put the top crust on and folder over the edges.
  11. Place some aluminum foil over the edges of the crust to prevent it from burning
  12. Bake for 40-50 minutes
Serves 4

Monday, April 27, 2009

Menu Time: April 27, 2009

What forgotten wonders lay waiting to be cooked in your freezer? Yesterday I found some meatballs, half a loaf of french bread, chicken breasts and a frozen pie crust. All of these find their way into dinners this week.

Chicken fried rice - this is turning into quite the staple around our house and is a great way to use up those random leftover bits of veg and meat from the previous week you just could not bear to throw out!

Open face meatball subs, Asparagus and peas with herb butter

Going to the baseball game, and it's $1 hot dog night, I'll let you guess what we're having. That's right, nachos, or maybe tacos before the game . . or a burrito from the guy outside the stadium . . or sushi on the way there . . so many choices . . struggling to choose . . must get back to blog post . .

Chicken Pot Pie and salad

Asparagus and ham frittata with oven roasted potatoes

Delivery Pizza night, everybody deserves a night off from the cooking after all

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Menu Time: April 20, 2009

What a weekend, I was shoveling in the rain, and then it'll be 80 degrees this week . . ah Colorado. This week's menu reflects the varying weather, starting with a warm comfy meal and ending on a light note with plenty of grilling in between. Anybody who would like to come clean my grill is more than welcome . . otherwise I should probably do that this week, it's getting kinda dingy . . poor grill.

Lasagna, roasted cauliflower and broccoli

Beef Stew, Biscuits

Grilled Pork Chops, cous cous with grilled squash

Grilled Lime and chile chicken, rice, salad

Grilled Cheese and Zucchini soup


Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Menu Time March 31, 2009

April is just around the corner and spring is in the air . . . ok spring snow is in the air. Even so I can not wait to grill or have salads, cravings that are getting indulged some this week.

Skillet beef stroganoff, spinach salad with blood orange vinaigrette and candied walnuts

Chickpea curry, naan, cucumber yogurt salad

Grilled pork chops, oven fries, roasted Brussels sprouts

Chicken sausage and penne, zucchini soup