Dec 26, 2012

{wednesday weekly meal} Inside Out Chicken Potpie

I'm so in love with my crock pot that it's becoming a bit of an obsession.

Marvin LOVES Chicken Potpie. 
I don't mind it but I really don't like the crust.
I was cruising around Pinterest a few weeks ago looking for a good crock pot recipe and when I stumbled upon this I had to jumped on it. I thought this would be the perfect meal!
I was so excited and it turned out great. I'm even more excited to try out more and more of the crock pot recipes that I have found. They are perfect on weekends. 

*I'm trying to find the perfect meal for during the week. Any suggestions?
By the time Marvin goes to work and we sit down and eat dinner the food will have been in crock pot for about 12 hours... Some times it doesn't matter, but if you have suggestions I'm open to them.*

On to the recipe... Let us know what you think!!

1 large can Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup
1 small can Campbell's Cream of Celery Soup
1 lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast (uncooked)
1 lb bag Frozen Peas and Carrots
1 packet Lipton Onion Soup Mix
3-4 Russet Potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch cubes
**There weren't any Russet Potatoes at the store that weren't bagged. The potatoes we used below were perfect regardless and we did use the whole bag**
1/2 cup water
1 can Pillsbury Homestyle Biscuits

Place all the ingredients (except the biscuits) in the crock pot and cover

We Put the potatoes on the bottom 

Cook on low heat for 8-10 hours or high heat for 4-5 hours
(We did high heat for 4-5 hours)

Take the chicken out and shred it.

Bake biscuits according to package

Serve over biscuits
(We didn't use Pillsbury Biscuits, you can't see if very well in the ingredients pictures, we just used the store brand and they still tasted perfect)

Makes about 6-8 servings

**Next time we make this, we decided that we would probably clean the chicken and cube it first so that way when it's ready we can just eat instead of having to cut and re-warm**


Dec 19, 2012

{wednesday weekly meal} Crescent Chicken

This recipe is pretty good. 
I'm not a huge fan of crescent rolls and I'm not sure why I keep finding and making meals from them, but this one is not bad either. 
It's rather similar to my Chicken Rolls recipe yet different at the same time. 
This one is a bit easier.

1 package refrigerator Crescent Rolls
2 cups chopped Cooked Chicken
1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
1 can of Milk (using soup can)

Preheat oven to 350

Prepare soup using milk and set aside

Separate crescent rolls

Spoon chicken and cheese onto each crescent and then roll and seal to enclose filling

Place in 9" x 13" baking dish

Pour soup over the rolls

Bake uncovered for 30 minutes


Dec 18, 2012

Baby Pictures

Hello Blog Family!!!

Boy am I glad that I got so many meals scheduled for posting before I had my baby. 
I have to honestly say that I had no idea how little time I would have. 
I thought that days would be easy and I would have oodles of time on my hands.
Boy was I WRONG!!!
(And yes all you veteran mom's, go a head and laugh.)

We were very blessed to welcome Royce into our family on November 3rd. 

Labor was pretty painful, but considering I was only in labor for 4 1/2 hours, it was pretty easy.
He is a bundle of joy.

His smiles make the long nights worth it.

I'm a photographer so I did a mini photo shoot and the pictures below are the result of it. 
My husband is a hunter and I was so excited to put Royce in a hammock between the rack and I'm so pleased with how it turned out.

^This was between poses and I couldn't resist that face :)

I could keep going with the pictures!!!! 
I will try and post a few here and there.
If you want to see our family photo head over to the 'About Us' tab.
I'll also try and do better at posting.
We have to really budget now so creative and new meals are far between.
I have gotten more into the crafting world so I'll try and post some of the projects I've been working on.
I hope this post finds all of you well.

Happy Tuesday!!!!

Dec 16, 2012

{Spiritual Feasting #32}

Well, I had my baby on 11/3/12 so it's been a little busy around here. My brother wrote home from his mission this week and included his Mormon Message. I watched it and it seemed to hit home for me. I think part of it is because I can relate with my baby, but I wanted to share the message with you in hopes to help all of you to feel the spirit of this Holiday season.

Dec 12, 2012

{wednesday weekly meal} French Dip Crescent

I remember having French Dip a lot when I was kid. 
It always seemed complicated, but when I found this I realized that it wasn't as difficult as I remembered. 
This made it super easy but even just throwing roast beef in buns is easy too.

Here is a more creative way of eating French Dip.

2 packages Crescent Rolls, 8 count
1 lb Deli Roast Beef, thinly sliced
4 oz Swiss or Provolone Cheese (opt)
Au Jus Dipping sause package

Unroll the crescents onto a large cookie sheet

Place roast beef and cheese on the crescents
(I would nix the cheese because as it melted the bottom of the crescents didn't cook all the way)

Roll the crescents from the wide end to the narrow end

Bake at 375 for 11-13 minutes or until they are a golden color

Serve with the Au Ju Dipping Sauce
(follow packaging instructions)

(Since my computer hasn't been working well lately and the internet was crazy I was just snapping little pictures on my iphone. The image above is the only one I had.)

Dec 5, 2012

{wednesday weekly meal} Crockpot Potato Soup

Tis the season for Crockpot recipes and soup!
Tis the Season to combine the two!!!

This is a super easy recipe and it tasted a lot better than I thought it would. 
Lately whenever I've made something, it just looks disgusting to me. 
I think a lot of it might have to deal with the fact that I'm pregnant and the only thing that ever seems good is peanut butter and jelly. 
(That is what I've had for lunch almost every day for the last 8 weeks or so)

I have to tell you that I love how easy the Crockpot is. 
All you have to do is throw everything in and sit and wait. 
The best lazy man (or woman's) meal!!!

1 30oz bag of frozen, Shredded Hash Browns
3 14oz cans of Chicken Broth
1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
1/2 cup Onion, chopped
1/4 tsp ground Pepper
1 pkg Cream Cheese (don't use fat free, it WON't melt)

Add everything into the Crockpot except for the cream cheese and cook on low for 6-8 hours

About an hour before serving, add the cream cheese and keep heated until thoroughly melted

Serve with cheese, sour cream, green onions, bacon bits or whatever else you want to