Monday, March 27, 2006

chicken pot pie

i'm going thru an anti-chicken phase.

last week i found a new baked chicken recipe, spent an hour making it, served it, and hoped baby and daddy hall would like it. i watched as daddy hall took his first bite of the side dish - mixed veggies and rice. he smiled = he liked it. but i didn't care about the rice melody. i wanted to see how he liked the main course...the chicken blah blah blah.

dinner is very important to the SAHM. it's what we do. it's something to show for how we spent the last half of our day, planning a meal, and slaving in the kitchen over a hot stove so that dinner would be ready when you got home from your long day at the office. we hope you like it- especially those of us who really aren't good cooks. usually, when i try a new recipe, daddy hall will always say he likes it, and even if he doesn't, he'll eat half of it and say he's full; he had a late lunch. i don't mind - in fact, i'm flattered that he tries and then lies.

this new chicken recipe was too easy. i had all the ingredients. it came out of the oven looking beautiful - just like the photo in the magazine.

i watched as he cut open the very expensive boneless, skinless, chicken thigh. i cringed, and he cringed, as runny blood came gushing out of its pink innerds.
for instances like these, we have the mansfield pizza company's phone number memorized.

however...before this unfortunate incident, this was one of my favorite chicken recipes...


Biggest Chicken Pot Pie Ever
4 pieces boneless, skinless chicken thighs

1 can cream of potato soup
rice (serving for 2-4)
1 can mixed veggies (frozen works, any variety veggies works)
baking mix (I use Pioneer)
1 egg
1/2 cup milk

prepare rice. preheat oven to 400. when rice is ready, remove from heat. add soup and veggies, mix well. in a mixing bowl, mix 1 cup baking mix, egg and milk. mix well. put chicken in casserole dish, pour rice/soup over chicken, pour baking dough over top. put in oven and bake at 350 for 1 hr or until crust is golden.