Tuesday, August 18, 2009

{easy chicken pot pie}

Another meal that takes less than 10 minutes to put together, which is why it's my favorite. It's also delicious, and warms up well the next day, which is why it's my boys' favorite!


1 double pie crust (I use Pillsbury)
2 cans Cream of Potato soup
1 c. frozen mixed vegetables
2-3 chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
salt & pepper
Mix the last 6 ingredients together (herbs and seasonings to taste). Press bottom crust into pie pan. Place filling inside pie crust. Top with other crust, seal and flute edges. Cut slits into the top of the crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, or until crust is golden brown. Cover crust edges with aluminum foil for first 20-25 minutes, then remove.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

{blueberry buckle}

The state we live in is well known for it's blueberry production, and in our little area there are several wonderful patches where you can go and pick your own blueberries. They are inexpensive at $1.00 per pound, you can eat as many as you want to while picking, and they cater to whole families. Everyone gets their own buckets, even the littlest ones, and it's a really great family activity.
After the picking festivities last week, my husband was requesting a recipe that was shared by the blueberry patch, called Blueberry Buckle. My sweet mom made it for him, and it was amazing! You have to try this recipe--you won't be sorry!


2 1/2 c. blueberries
1/4 c. butter. softened
3/4 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 C. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. buttermilk

Streusel Topping:

1/4 C. white sugar
1/4 C. brown sugar
1/4 C. flour
1/4 C. butter

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Add this to the creamed mixture alternating with milk. Fold in blueberries. (Make sure they are washed, then completely dried. You don't want any extra moisture in your batter.) Pour into greased 9x9 baking dish. Combine sugars and flour for topping, then cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over batter. Bake at 375 degrees for 35 minutes. or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack.