Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Easy Weeknight Chicken Pot Pie

If you're like me, you like to switch up the weeknight routine sometimes and veer away from the same-ol' same-ol'.  But, quick and easy are still key factors-- let's not get too crazy!  A great option for a dinner that fits these criteria is this Chicken Pot Pie recipe I threw together the other night.  It passes the test on "quick and easy" and it's pretty yummy, too!

Here's what you'll need:

3 Tbsp butter
3 Tbsp flour  
3 cups of milk 

2 cups cooked and shredded chicken (this works perfectly with cooked chicken in the crock pot like I did here) 

2 cups frozen peas and carrots 

2 cups frozen Southern hash browns (the cubed kind) 

2 tsp each of salt and pepper 

1 refrigerated pie crust

Start by preheating the oven to 400ยบ and removing your pie crust from the fridge to let it sit out for a few minutes to soften up. 

While the crust is softening, start making a nice white sauce in a good-sized pot.  To do this, melt the butter, then add the flour and whisk well.  Before it scalds, add the 3 cups of milk, then continue to whisk until it thickens and begins to boil.

Next, add the vegetables, chicken, and salt and pepper.  Stir it well and let it simmer for a few minutes to thaw the vegetables.

Meanwhile, lay out the pie crust and use a pizza cutter to cut the crust into 1-inch strips.

Once the the pie filling is heated through, pour it into a 9x13 baking dish (no need to spray beforehand).

Next, lay the strips of crust across the top.  Criss-cross it if you want, but it doesn't have to be perfect.

Next, lightly spray the top of the crust with a little cooking spray to crisp it up a little.

Then, just bake for approximately 20-25 minutes until it's golden brown and bubbly!  Serve it up with a salad, and you've got a great one-dish wonder.

Double the recipe for a large crowd, because if your family is like mine, they're gonna want seconds.

Here's to weeknights with less time in the kitchen!  Enjoy!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

I Know.

Happy Easter, friends!

"For I know that my redeemer liveth..."
Job 19:25

My hope for you this Easter, and each day of your life, is that you do know Him, Jesus Christ, the one and only Saviour of the world.

Have a blessed Resurrection Sunday!

*image via Pinterest

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Super Savings on Springtime Essentials!

This post brought to you by Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine.

So the word of the month around here is Spring.  And I know you all are probably as excited as I am to get things ready around the house and in the yard for warm weather fun.  I recently stopped by Dollar General for some Lawn and Garden essentials and, of course, found a few more great things I didn't even realize I needed!

In case you're not aware, Dollar General has a great selection of garden tools, hoses, and even potting mixes and plant food for really great prices!

Two dollars for a great pair of leather garden gloves?  I'll take it.

And I can always use another cute flower pot...

I ended up with a cart-full of stuff for just under $30!

But my favorite thing was this little metal tray table I found for only $10...

And the tray is removable, so it's gonna be great for entertaining on the porch!  Love it.

Don't forget to stop by your Dollar General for your lawn and garden shopping this Spring!
And follow Dollar General on Facebook and on Twitter to keep up with all the latest news and offers!
Let me know what you find!

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