Monday, January 7, 2013

Week 1- Chicken Pot Pie & Baked Spinach Dip Bites

For my new year's resolution, I choose to COOK at least once a week. If you know me well enough, you know I love to bake. Cookies, brownies, cupcakes...those I can handle. Meat, potatoes, vegetables...forget it. But I always heard the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. Time to work on that!

From now on, I will be posting my weekly cookings on here. It will make me feel more accountable and also to show off my masterpieces (and disasters!!) So for my first week...

I actually cooked twice this week! The first time was New Year's Eve. Although it was a bunch of snacky foods I was really impressed with one recipe; Baked Spinach Dip Bites.



Yummy! Spinach Dip is my favorite! These were very simple to make. I got the recipe from here. I have no corrections for it, so try it out!


For my real meal this week I made Chicken Pot Pie. This recipe is so simple! I got my inspiration from the Real Simple magazine. It took hardly no time; most time was taking the chicken off the bone!



Ingredients

  • 1  3 1/2- to 4-pound  rotisserie chicken, meat shredded
  • 1  10-ounce package  frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1  10.75-ounce can  condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/4  teaspoon  kosher salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  black pepper
  • 1  10-count tube  refrigerated biscuits

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 400° F. Combine the chicken, vegetables, soup, salt, pepper, and 3/4 cup water in a large bowl.
  2. Transfer the mixture to an oven-safe casserole, cover with foil, and bake for 15 minutes.
  3. Lay biscuits on cookie sheet and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove the foil, cover the filling with the biscuits (bottom from previous cook as bottom), and bake until the biscuits are golden brown and cooked through, about 15 minutes.


Rob rated this a 7 out of 10! It didn't turn out creamy enough for us. I suggest trying to cans of cream of mushroom or one can of cream of chicken along with the cream of mushroom. I got two rotisserie chickens from Whole Foods with flavoring already added, the 'classic' they call it, and that helped because otherwise there is no flavor.

Try them out! Look out for this week's recipe!

1 comment:

  1. awe!! yay, I love cooking and now i'm going to steal your recipes :)

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