Sunday, February 27, 2011

Mama’s Way or Your Way? Chicken Pot Pie

Yesterday a dear friend brought us a homemade chicken pot pie-It was divine! We savored every bite-what a fabulous cook she is! A week before we got to try a Shepard's Pie and it was fantastic! So I thought I would post a recipe to share and try!

There’s nothing quite like the comfort of a homemade chicken pot pie. Both of these versatile recipes are a favorite with our Food staff. The Stovetop Chicken Pie comes together in a snap – perfect for busy weeknights. Mama’s Double-Crust Chicken Pot Pie takes a little more time, but it’s definitely worth the wait. Below is a recipe from Southern Living...

Try This Chicken Pot Pie Crust
Make Mama’s Double-Crust Chicken Pot Pie with refrigerated piecrusts instead of puff pastry. The filling is prepared in exactly the same way as the original recipe, but the method for assembling the crust is different. Here’s how:

Double-Crust Chicken Pot Pie With Refrigerated Piecrust
Makes: 6 to 8 servings
hands-on time: 35 min. total time: 1 hr., 45 min.

1/2 cup butter
2 medium leeks, sliced
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 (14.5-oz.) can chicken broth
3 cups chopped cooked chicken
1 1/2 cups frozen cubed hash browns with onions and peppers
1 cup matchstick carrots
1/3 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
1 (14.1-oz.) package refrigerated piecrusts
Vegetable cooking spray

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Friday, February 25, 2011

Madeline Paige Hamilton

Madeline Paige Hamilton
February 2, 2011
8 lbs 2 oz
So during the snowstorm Madeline was snowed and snowed and snowed. It was beautiful and white! And I have to show pictures of the little girl that will now occupy that interesting room!

So amazing! She is perfect!

Here is a closeup wrinkled hands and all!

First trip to see Dr. Turner all bundled up!

Madeline's Nursery

Wanted to post some pictures of our latest project-our nursery. We wanted to go with a French/Swedish eclectic look with the washed out creams, blues, and chocolates.
The wicker chair shown here was repainted and recovered in a chocolate and aqua toile. This was the chair my mother rocked me in when I was a baby. Notice the antique German quilt box in background that seems to tie the look all together!
Repainted this antique scotch chest in a pale turquoise color-it made it pop in the room!

Antique Eastlake furniture is recovered in linen script fabric. When I found them all that was there was the frames and the original horse hair stuffing. Great pieces!

Above the baby bed is a French grain sack framed out with an angel watching over from San Miguel. This room has turned out to be so much fun!

Special touches always make a room more personal-a sweet friend gave this to me as a gift. Love it so much! These personalized baby blankets and pillows are available at Bonnes Amies and make such sweet gifts!