Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Any other GLEEKS who love Chicken Pot Pie out there?

There comes a time every once in a while where there is a show that just warms my heart and makes me happy. Past contenders have included; 

Gilmore Girls, 
Sex and the City, 
Grey's Anatomy 
and Full House

And thanks to my sister-in-law I was introduced to another AMAZING show, GLEE! 
(Picture courtesy of a site I found on foodgawker.com)

For those of you that haven't had the pleasure of watching this gem, it's about a high school glee club that preforms covers of classic hits such as "Don't Stop Believin" by Journey and "Dream On" by Aerosmith. For those of you that know me at all, you know that I wish I wish with all my heart that my life was a musical. I fell in love with movies like; 

Meet me in St. Louis
The Sound of Music
and Mama Mia

Bryan and I haven't had cable for the last three years or so [I know, unheard of, but it's actually become normal for us and has saved us lots of mula] So when one of these shows are on, we get to watch it in the comfort of Bryan's mom and step-dad's living room, which serves a double purpose: Glee + family dinner night = Awesomeness. So my question is, are there any other fellow "Gleeks" out there?!

Tonight's dinner was my homemade chicken pot pie :) I was going to make it last night but ended up not, so I had all the ingredients cut up and ready to just mix together!

My Semi-Homemade Chicken Pot Pie
(Please excuse the piece missing, I had to make sure it was done and not poisonous! ;)

1 pkg Pillsbury pie crusts (two come in the pkg)
1 roasted rotisserie whole chicken (the kind that you get in the deli section)
1 large Russet baking potato
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 1/2 floret of broccoli
2 large carrots (peeled of the outer skin)
2-3 TBSP of chicken stock
salt and pepper to taste

1. Follow directions on pie package about rolling out dough, preheat oven to 450degrees F
2. Cut all of the chicken I can off the bone and chop into small bite size pieces
3. Chop the potato, broccoli and carrots into small bite size pieces as well. The smaller the better it helps them cook through faster
4. Mix Cream of Chicken, chicken stock, carrots, broccoli, and potatoes together. Season with salt and pepper to your desire.
5. Pour into the prepared in the dish bottom shell (then continue to follow the directions on the box - roll the other shell on top of the mixture, make sure to cut a couple of slits in the top to vent.)
6. Bake in the oven for about 45 minutes or until veggies/potatoes are no longer crunchy. After 20 minutes put foil around the edges of the pie, so they don't burn.
7. This one fed four people, so if you've got more in your family or you are super hungry you should probably make two! And it's so simple, why not?! :)

My Two Cents
None this time, I kind of interjected it into the entire recipe :) Hopefully it all makes sense, if you have any questions let me know! :)


  1. I'm a Gleek! The problem is, it's on at the same time as another favorite show so I have to watch the show online on Wednesdays. All good!

    P.S. where did you get the code box on the side, the one that gives the code for your button under the button? I have a button, just not a good way for people to grab it.

  2. Just as long as you get to watch it it's awesome!! I actually had the gal who re did my blog make it for me, but she has a tutorial on her site that teaches you how! Just click on the "Happy Housewife Designs" button and there's a tab at the top of her page for tutorials :) Hope this helped and that you are doing well!

  3. I like musical's, but I just can't seem to get into glee. I'm sorry amanda. I forgot to tell you. If you want to really connect with great bloggers out there and get your blog out there, you need to be make a twitter account with the name of your blog. I have met so many people, its awesome. My twitter name is Mountain_Mum

  4. OMG! SUCH a GLEEK! Summer & I are huge fans.. & My Baby sis Dani is on me EVERY week to watch.. i don't have cable tho.. so i have to watch it the next day on hulu.. but.. definitely in <3 wit it!!