Welcome to the south- we monogram everything down here! This is a tried and true family recipe my Grandma Glaze taught me once upon a time in Alabama. I added the monogram a few years ago when I was playing around with the left over dough and the family tradition began!
This mouth watering home cooked meal has only 4 ingredients and is a go-to recipe for our hectic family. It is perfect for any night of the week and the leftovers- if there are any- are delicious the next day too. If you ever need to cook a meal for a new neighbor, a sick friend, a grieving family or help out new parents- this meal will knock it out of the park.
Ingredients: Don’t skimp! Get the name brand, you can tell a difference in this recipe!(TIP- I usually grill 10-12 chicken breasts every Sunday for quick meals like this)
cooked chicken diced (2 chicken breast will do, but my boys like lots of chicken)
2 cans cream of chicken soup
2 pie crusts
3 cups frozen veggies
optional- pats of butter
Bottom pie crust- line the bottom of your pie pan with 1 pie crust. I use a Pampered Chef stoneware pie pan. Cut slits in the crust and bake according to package directions. While this bakes, mix together the rest of the ingredients (chicken, soup, veggies) in a large bowl. Once the bottom pie crust is cooked, add the chicken veggie mixture and smooth it flat. Optional: You can add the pats of butter before you add the top crust. Top with the remaining pie crust. Trim off the excess pie crust and cut slits in the crust for the steam/ heat to escape. Use the excess pie crust to make your initial or make other decorations like leaves, hearts or stars. My pies usually bake another 30-40 minutes until golden brown.
Let sit for 10 minutes. Slice and get ready to enjoy some down home cookin’.
This image says it all. This house is country, end of story. It’s a badge of honor for my children, they love living the small town life outside of a big city. 3 sides of my house face the woods, so I didn’t even have curtains or blinds until 5 years ago. Our home is at the end of a gravel road off a two lane country road. We have rabbits that frolic through the yard and aggravate the dogs, deer creep around and nibble my garden and possums that come into my garage if there is too much dog food left out.
One year, we had a flying squirrel that would come down the chimney and crawl up the rock fireplace, hop to the TV and glide down across the living room. He’d hop all over the house, even upstairs. He liked the nuts we’d leave out, but did not like peanuts. He also did not like us leaving a loaf of bread on the microwave- he’d knock it on the floor. That ended when we found a giant black snake in the house. He had also come down the chimney, so we put a critter guard on the chimney after that.
Last year, we raised chickens. We started with 4, but my son got “baby chick fever” and we ended up with 3 dozen baby chicks (you have to buy them by the dozen). That was a lot of chickens! These free range chickens laid multicolored eggs that were absolutely delicious. We’ve since gave some away, and something ate the ones we had left. I did say I lived on the edge of the woods right? We can hear coyotes howl at night, so my guess is either coyotes or a fox got them.
We have a creek that runs behind our house that the dogs love. It keeps them cool in the summer. We find crawfish and turtles in it. Once I found a horseshoe (remember I’m lucky!) When it rains, it fills with rushing water and we splash around and try to build make shift damns with granite rocks. Water always finds a way around no matter how many times we rebuild the damn.
This time of year is magical. The air is filled with the sweet scent of honeysuckle and the lightning bugs (or fireflies depending on where you are from) sparkle across the yard at twilight. It is truly a time to reflect on the infinite creative nature of God. At night, the entire sky is filled with stars and they glitter like diamonds across the night sky as we sit around the fire.
So tell me, are you a member of the “Country Club” ? 🙂