Tuesday, March 24, 2009

My First (EVER) Shared Recipe in Blogland...

And believe me, your family will thank me for sharing this one. I am the HERO when I put this on the dinner table. But tonight I actually made this for my sweet neighbor. We've been neighbors for 10 years, this summer. Stacey is expecting # four and has developed a few glitches in the pregnancy. If she's not extremely careful, she will need to be bedridden for the duration.
Okay, I was dying to show you this completely worn out and abused recipe. Isn't it hilarious? It came from my 1992 Better Homes and Garden magazine. I think this is the one and only time they ever ran this ad, because I've never seen it since...anywhere! And every time I've made it to take to someone, they always beg me for the recipe. I posted it enlarged at the very end of this post, but first I wanted to tell you about a couple of changes I've always made to it.
It calls for 2 cups of cubed chicken. I use to bake a whole chicken and just use all the meat off of it...(because we were on a tight budget and I could get a whole chicken for around a dollar or so on sale). Did I ever mention that our oldest child was 16 before we paid off all our student loans? Fun times!! : ) Now I'm spoiled and only use chicken breasts.
If you're in a super hurry, you can buy a bag or two of frozen vegetables, but I don't like to because they just turn soggy in the dish. So I always take the time to cut and steam the veggies first.
Now we're ready to assemble the chicken, boiled potatoes (I use at least 5 or 6), and steamed veggies.
Now for the first change: I use two cans of cream of chicken soup instead of the cream of broccoli. I don't know why, I just always have. I'm sure the other would be fine too.
Mix very carefully so as to not break up the potatoes and make them mushy.
While the dish is baking for the first 15 minutes, get your biscuits cut into triangles with a clean pair of kitchen scissors. Another change: I like the Grands instead of the Flaky for some reason. They're just bigger and more substantial I think.
Okay, after the first 15 min., dish comes out, you apply the cut biscuits, and return for the remaining 15 minutes. One trick I've learned is to turn the dish around half way through so the biscuits get evenly browned.

So, So pretty. But nothing compared to how wonderful it tastes. And the VERY best part is that it has your meat, veggies, and bread all in one dish.
So all I had to do was toss a salad and throw in a dessert. Can we just skip over the lame dessert part? What can I say?
If you end up trying this, drop me a note and tell me how your family likes it. I'm so happy to be able to share it with so many people. : )

29 comments:

HiHo said...

can't wait to try it out, thanks
Heidi

Darlene said...

That looks DELICIOUS and like a recipe we would LOVE! I will let you know when I make it. YUM!

Susie Homemaker said...

This is what I am so making for dinner tonight! Thanks...

Thanks also sweetie for your concern for my poor hubby. He injured himself at work pn Dec 29th and has been in severe pain ever since. He can't sit, stand, walk or lay down and get any relief. He does see a Chiropractor and a neurosurgeon...noone ever mentioned the device you did. I will be going online today...Thanks so much! That was so sweet of you!

Blessings,
Susie

Mrs. H said...

Those crumpled up, gravy stained, dog eared recipes are always a sure sign of success! Well worn is well loved!!

This is a definite for Sunday supper. You're a sweetie for sharing.

Carrie said...

I can't wait to try this out I am always looking for chicken recipes Brinsley doesn't eat any kind of red meat!

Debbie said...

Chicken Pot Pie has to be my absolute life long favorite comfort food! This looks amazing and I've already copied the recipe and have big plans to make this one day!

I'm still dieting and down a little over 40 pounds and have a little ways to go yet. So this dish is going to be saved for when I reach goal. Probably months away but I won't forget as it's already stashed in my recipe folder. Thanks!

Blessings - Debbie

Miss G said...

looks yummy, yummy, yummy! Thanks so much for sharing. What a sweet thing to do for your neighbor. Kelly

marie said...

This looks so yummy ~ can't wait to make it ~ I'm thinking maybe Saturday!

Thanks so much for sharing it!

Linda C said...

Sincerely Susie Homemaker sent me right over to get this fabulous recipe from you:) Your backdoor was open, so I came on in because wonderful smells were coming from your kitchen and now I see why!

Thanks for the tutorial and the recipe! I am headed out to get the veggies now!:)

Linda C

Lorraine said...

Looks yummy! You can bring me dinner anytime! And the dessert looks perfect.

Ms. Tee said...

Oh heavens - I make some chicken and dumplings using biscuits, so I *know* this is gonna be good. Yum! THank you for sharing :)

XUE said...

I have done a variation of this dish before. The difference is that instead of the biscuits, I added (rice (pre-cooked) to the dish, & then bake everything together. Taste & smell yummy too!

Christina said...

Mmmm! This looks good. My family loves broccoli so they should like this.

Glad you shared.

Heather said...

yum-o! i am going to have to try this one. thanks for sharing!

GRAMS said...

That sure looks yummy. I might have to try it next time we get together. I'm always looking for new ideas to feed the monkeys at this zoo. thanks for sharing. Janis

jenjen said...

Wow - that looks awesome! I have never seen that recipe - you are lucky you found it!

I think my family will LOVE it - I can't wait to try it out! Mmmm, I am so hungry tonight...

XOXO
Jen

Mimi Sue said...

I've got company coming on conference weekend. If they don't take us out I'm gonna make this. Mimi

Small House said...

YUM! I like Mimi Sue's idea. Having this over conference weekend. Something easy for sunday morning!! Oooooh, looks so good.
Thanks for the recipe.
Sandra

creative breathing said...

Can I tell you again how much joy your blog brings to my day? It just does, so there! I am going to share your blog with my favorites if that is okay. They just have to know about you! Elizabeth

jen said...

I am so laughing right now. I have that same page torn from my better homes & gardens magazine ( although they must have reprinted it once because I didn't get married til '95) I am laughing because mine is creased in all that same places, but just from opening it to see if I will keep it or not.I have never made it! I will make it this week! Thanks.

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Hi there,
Sorry it's been long time no write for me! I just wanted to come by to let you know that I still see everything you post AND love ALL of it but haven't left a comment for a long time. I have been side swept by life! But I am starting to pull things together and get the new things in my life organized (slowly but surely)
My favorite posts are still the one of your beautiful mom and the pictures her and your dad took together.
But I also love everything else you do and how you decorate!
This recipe looks wonderful and I know just how to make it gluten free so I can eat it! Thanks so much for sharing.
Take Care,
Robin~♥

AndreaLeigh said...

thank you so much for participating in Tuesdays at the Table. This looks delicious. What a great dish for a dinner party! Thanks for sharing!

mimi said...

Oh I am always looking for something new to serve for dinner. I can't wait to give this a try. It really looks yummy!!!!
Thanks for sharing :)
Mimi~

Monica said...

I will be making this one for sure!
I wish more people in this house would eat broccoli , might have to leave that out this time...

Thanks for sharing!

The Blonde Duck said...

That looks very grand! Yum!

Angie said...

Chicken pot pie is one of my absolute favorite meals! Thanks for this recipe!

Amy said...

I'm looking forward to making this recipe....thank you for sharing it!

Love,
Amy

Scrap for Joy said...

Aren't the tried and true recipes the best! I love your dog-earred copy. I have a lot like that too. This sound just like the kind of comfort food we've been having a hankering for....now, when was the last time someone used the word "hankering" in your comments?? Thanks for sharing this tasty suggestion ML!
Joyce

Glitter and Bliss said...

That looks so wonderful and easy. I think even I could pull this one off. Thanks!!!