Monday, April 02, 2007

Monday Recipe

This morning I can't decide which recipe to post so I guess I will give you both that are floating around my brain.

The first is for comfort food...Chicken Pot Pie. This one comes from my friend Marie. She had brought the pie to my family on two different occassions, when I had pneumonia and then again when Mother passed away. Both times my husband loved it and asked me if I got the recipe. I finally remembered to ask her for it and made it this past week. It is delicious!

Chicken Pot Pie

1 1/2 cups cooked cubed chicken
2 cans cream of potato soup
1 can Veg-all drained
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
2 pie crusts (either store bought or homemade, I made a 10" double crust recipe)

Press half the pie crust into a 9x13 pan. Combine remaining ingredients, pour into pan, top with the rest of the crust. Brush with one beaten egg. Bake 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until golden brown.

The next recipe is a variation of one I saw on Rachel Ray. I don't get to watch her show often, but every time I do I find something I want to try. This was a hit with RacerDad and I. Speedy B loved it, it was a little hot for Cowodie and Smoda. So if your family doesn't like spicy heat you might want to pass this one by.

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

4 Chicken breasts, sliced into cutlets (cut the breasts in half so they are not so thick)
Grill seasoning ( I used McCormick Grill Mates - spicy Montreal Steak)
Olive oil
1/2 stick butter
2 Tablespoons Tabasco
Tomato sauce
Feta Cheese
Monterey Jack cheese (shredded), last minute I realized I didn't have Jack so I used Marble Cheddar
Pizza Crust (recipe follows)

Season chicken breasts with grill seasoning. Heat grill pan, sprinkle chicken with olive oil. Cook chicken until done, slice into thin strips. Meanwhile, melt butter in a pan add Tabasco and about 1/4 cup of tomato sauce. Toss chicken in sauce. Top pizza blanks with chicken, feta cheese and Jack cheese. Bake until bubbly.

Pizza crust

2 packages dry yeast
pinch of sugar
1 1/4 cup luke warm water
3 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup olive oil

Proof yeast in 1/4 cup water with a pinch of sugar. Combine flour and salt. Add yeast, water and olive oil. Knead until smooth and elastic. Let rise until double. This is enough dough for 2 medium pizzas. Place on pans and cook in 500 degree oven until lightly browned.


Elizabeth said...

Well those recipes are like you knew exactly what I needed! I've tried so many pizza crust recipes and can't find one I like, so I'll try yours. :) And I love recipes that travel like the pot pie, so I've printed that as well. Too many times something will come up that I need to take a meal to somebody and I go blank, so hopefully this will fit the bill.

Thanks dear! :)

scribbit said...

GOsh I haven't made a chicken pot pie in years . . . that sounds good, I'm putting it on the list for this week, that'll surprise them.

pam said...

The pot pie was a hit here. I have never made it with the cream of potato before. IT WAS A KEEPER.

passed on the hot one the boys are all sissys here not me. I'll have to have a girls night to try it.
missed you yesterday