Fresh Market for the win!

If you live near a Fresh Market, you should pick up one their frozen chicken pot pies. Katie picked the last one out of the case on a Friday afternoon. I didn’t want to leave the house, so this was an easy bake in the oven. Really yummy! I also hear they have good pizza…

Banana Blueberry Bread

Was in a baking mood. Here is the recipe.

Using a stand mixer with paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.

In a small bowl, beat eggs using a fork. Add eggs to sugar mixture and beat until combined. Add mashed bananas and combine.

Sift or whisk to combine dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Slowly add sifted dry ingredients to banana mixture and mix until flour is just combined. DO NOT OVERMIX! Fold in blueberries.

Pour batter into prepared loaf pans and bake at 350 for about 40 minutes. The edges will be slightly brown and a toothpick or knife should come out clean. Cool completely before removing from loaf pans.

Easy Peasy Chicken Pot Pie

Hey friends! So sometimes you just have an idea that might work, but you are not sure. I have made random chicken pot pies over the years, usually using leftovers. Sometimes I have made them from scratch, which in my opinion, using leftovers to make a new dish is by scratch. In this case, I had a rotissere chicken, pie crust, some heavy cream, a pack of frozen mixed veggies, and my love of butter to make the best and easiest chicken pot pie.

First comes this. I heated my oven to 425. Cute pie pan coated with butter is always welcome. No aluminun pie pans allowed 😉 Throw those out! Gotta makeit a little fancy!

In a cast iron pan, make a slurry of 3 tablespoosn butter and 3 tablespoons flour. Stir until it looks like a paste. Then add 3 tablespoons heavy cream. I probably added more. It was the end of the container, so I made a cooking choice and it paid off. Whisk it all together. It is very theraputic and satisifying when it all comes together. Then add the following; a bag of mixed veggies, chopped rotissere chicken (or leftover chicken, etc), and salt and pepper to taste. Mix it all well and warm it all up. Quality Control- taste it!

I lined the pie pan on the botttom with one pie crust. Then I filled it with the chicken pot pie filling and topped it with the other pie crust. They were a little banged up, so they didn’t look perfect. Who cares! I brushed the top with butter and poked a few hole in the top for steam to escape. Then I cooked it for about 25 minutes (or until brown). Amazing!