Made chicken pot pie for John tonight, he was in heaven!
1 pint chicken - dark meat
1 pound frozen mixed veggies thawed
4 medium sized potatoes peeled and cubed
black pepper ground
Mix the meat and veggies in a sauce pan if the meat isn't juicey add about a half cup of water. Heat to a boil and boil about three minutes, put a lid on the pan to keep the steam in. Season, to taste, with the spices a pinch of each will do.
If the mixture is super runny add a bit of corn or potato starch to a couple of tablespoons of water stir until well blended and then add to the veggie meat mix. Heat until it thickens.
To make the crust brown I coat it with some milk before baking using a pastry brush.
Put into your prepared pie crust cover the mixture with a pie crust round, crimp the sides. Bake at 375F for about 45 minutes or until bubbling.
South looking north, about 45 feet, maybe more, for veggies, herbs, and flowers.
I grew rather tired of the rabbits destroying my grapevines, like the local thief wasn't bad enough, so the grape arbor is now inside of the fenced area.
The fence runs along the sidewalk which will soon have thyme and other herbs growing to fill in the space.
Above - looking north towards the garden shed. Below - looking south towards the front porch and the street.
We enlarged the east garden combining it with the south garden beside the front porch. Dh will build a raised bed, octagon shaped, to go around the crab apple tree under which we will plant currants and goose berries.
No more fence hopping for me, John's also building a gate for the garden as well. One of the blessings of no longer having a large dog means I don't have to have a large yard for the large dog and it also means less mowing!!! Now to finish planning the guilds to go around the trees .
Tonights dinner special was ramen noodles with chicken and mixed vegetables, total cost $2.81 for two people! Not bad. Now had we chosen to not add the canned chicken and the veggies and eaten just the noodles total cost would have been $0.36 I used two noodle packets but used only one of the seasoning packs - saved the other for some other day. I rinsed the vegetables three times to get rid of that salty canned flavor they always have the end result was quite tasty.