January 13, 2015

Tried It Tuesday (NTR?)

This is sort of related to teaching...

I'm not one for cooking... much! I hate the discipline involved: planning what to eat, collecting supplies, following a recipe, watching the time, taking care to stir, etc. AND the last thing that I want to do after teaching all day is cook! I have fallen into the bad habit of surfing through a drive-through on my way home, tsk, tsk, tsk! So for me to be posting about cooking and sharing a recipe- YIKES, check to see if the trumpet for judgement day has sounded!

However, I found the PERFECT recipe for busy teachers like me and I TRIED IT so I'm sharing it on TUESDAY for Holly's monthly linky over at Fourth Grade Flipper...

You may have seen this recipe on Pinterest. I did and pinned it a LONG time ago (remember what I said about me and cooking).

I was intrigued by the "mini"ness of the pot pie, the few ingredients, and the fact that it only took a half hour from prep to table. However, remember, I am not a cook! I promptly forgot the pin until this weekend when two things happened. First a former student of mine posted on his Facebook page a photo of a delicious, quick and easy dish that he had cooked after coming home late from work, and ...

I was rummaging around through the library on my Kindle (there are over 1200 books in my library) and I found this. This recipe was in there.
It's FREE on Kindle. Just click HERE.
This was the impetus I needed! I happened to have a tube of Grands biscuits in the refrigerator, a can of cream of chicken soup in the cupboard, some left-over chicken, and a half bag of frozen veggies in the freezer- all the ingredients that I needed. It was a good thing, too, since there was no way I was heading to the store in sub zero temps and snowfall rates of an inch an hour. I skipped the cheese since I didn't have any.

It took all of 5 minutes to prepare. Simply line a muffin tin with a biscuit and spoon in a mixture of soup, veggies, and chicken that I had folded together in a bowl. Furthermore, it was finished baking in just 22 minutes. It looked great, and...

... tasted even better! The best part was that I had more than one meal out of a single prep/bake. The mini pot pies reheat beautifully in the oven and tasted even better since the flavors had time to mesh well. Now that's my kind of recipe. If you like recipes that are quick, easy, and bother free, give this dish a try. Don't wait like me!


  1. Those look amazing! I might need that cookbook! I make my meatloaf in muffin tins all the time to speed up the cooking time and make it easier to reheat or grab and go for lunches! Love the pot pie idea -- I probably have this pinned as well. I pin and forget far too often!

    My Shoe String Life

  2. I mentioned food planning on my blog too! HA! I have cooked recipes from Pinterest the last two weeks and planned every lunch and breakfast! It makes a HUGE difference! Thanks for sharing this yummy looking recipe!
    Hodges Herald

  3. I need to try this!! It looks so yummy and simple to make! Yay! Thanks so much for linking up. :)
    Fourth Grade Flipper


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