Monday, March 29, 2010

Monday, Mama whatcha cookin?

Faith, Family, Friends and Chicken Pot Pie, that's what's cookin today!
I say this because I could not have one of these without the other today. Years ago, I received this recipe from my dear friend who happens to be the other half of Java Girls! It came from a member of her family. It is a very good and simple recipe for chicken pot pie and it always seems to be the perfect comfort food. I make it for my family quite often. I am always rewarded with lots of raves and kudos for a great dinner when I make this. That makes me happy. I also like to make this to take to someone in need, which is what I'm doing today! I will make two, one for my family, and the other one is going to a sweet young "mommy to be" that has been on bed rest most of her pregnancy. What is supposed to be the most joyful time has been the hardest time for this young mother to be. Pregnancy has it's ups and downs anyway, but most of us make it through with some really fun memories of going on with our life during the nine months. Not for this mommy! So, as her friend I have the privilege of helping her.
As I prepare this pot pie, I can think of this new mom and pray, knowing how hard it is to endure discomfort herself for the sake of letting her baby grow. I can encourage her that it will come to an end. Though I do remember thinking myself during my first pregnancy "This baby will never come out!" Mine did, and so will hers. Soon she will be holding her own sweet baby, and all this will be in the past. Also, I can make this dish with extra love and appreciation because it was my friend who shared this family recipe. It has blessed our family and many other's as well. I can increase my own faith and this new mom's in knowing that no matter what goes on in the world today, or what we face, we have faith in God, family, friends and yummy chicken pot pie for dinner!
Till next time,

A great place to keep your prayer list or just journal about your faith, family and friends is in this beautiful journal we just listed this month in our shop.

Chicken Pot Pie

1 recipe of double layer pie crust/or 1 box Pillsbury pie crust.
1 16 oz. pkg. frozen vegetables(peas/carrot or mixed)
1 can Campbell's cream of chicken soup
milk (approx 5 oz)
1 1/2 to 2 cups cooked cubed chicken breast
Pre-heat oven to 375.

Cook vegetables according to package directions, drain and set aside. Place bottom layer of crust in 8-9 inch pie plate. Mix together drained vegetables, cream of chicken soup, using soup can, half can of milk, and cooked/cubed chicken. Pour into crust. Cover with top crust. Using knife, make 4-5 small slits in center of pie crust to allow steam to escape.
Bake at 375 for 30-45 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

Crust Recipe:
2 c. sifted flour
1tsp. salt
2/3 c. Crisco shortening
5-7 Tbsp. cold water

Sift together flour and salt. Cut in shortening with pastry blender. Sprinkle 1 tbsp water over mixture. Toss with fork. Repeat until all water is used. divide dough into two balls and roll out on floured covered surface. Makes two crust, for top and bottom.


  1. Aw, you are a lovely friend! I'm sure the pie, company and advice will be much appreciated =)

  2. Hi! Found you on your Etsy forum post!

    That mommy-to-be is blessed to have you as a friend! Yours seems to be a very uplifting blog and I'm following! (I also snagged the pot pie recipe...yum)

  3. I just noticed that you're following my blog!! Thanks, and have a happy day!

  4. I haven't had good pot pie in a loooong time. It isn't even 10:30 yet and now I'm hungry!

  5. My hubby would LOVE this pie! Thank you for the recipe. Fun to find you via the forums at Etsy today--and thanks for the visit! Happy Days :o)

  6. Thanks for the recipe. Brings back happy family memories.
    I am following you

  7. looks delicious! i don't think i've ever actually made a chicken pot pie...that may change now! thanks for sharing!

    I found you on etsy forums, I hope you'll come visit me too!

  8. I love making chicken pot pie... and my husband loves to eat it ♥