Monday, September 26, 2016

Chicken and Sweet Potato Potpie

I made this on Friday - very yummy! I really like how the crust works out!

Chicken and Sweet Potato Potpie
Modified from Taste of Home

2 tsp oil
1/2 lb mushrooms, diced
1 onion, chopped
1 large sweet potato, cubed
1 red pepper, chopped
1 carrot, diced
2 cups + 2 tbsp chicken broth, divided
1/3 cups flour
1/2 cup milk
4 cups chopped chicken (they used a rotisserie chicken)
4 tbsp celery flakes
1/4 tsp rosemary
1/3 tsp salt
1/3 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp pepper
5 sheets phyllo dough
cooking spray

Preheat oven to 425.  In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat.  Add the veggies and cook for 5-8 minutes.  Add 1/4 cup broth.  Reduce heat; cook, covered, over medium low heat unit veggies are tender, 6-8 minutes.

Sprinkle flour over veggies and cook and stir for 1 minute.  Gradually add milk and remaining broth.  Bring to a boil; cook and stir until sauce is thickened, about 2 minutes.  Stir in shredded chicken and seasonings.  Transfer to a baking dish coated with cooking spray.  Bake, uncovered, until heated through, 10-15 minutes.

Meanwhile, stack all five sheets of phyllo dough.  Roll up lengthwise, cut crosswise into 1/2 inch strips.  In a bowl, toss strips to separate, spritz with cooking spray.  Place on a ungreased baking sheet; spritz again.  Bake until golden brown, 4-5 minutes.  Arrange over hot chicken mixture.

Serves 6.

Scrapbook Updates

Adam and Legos


Seward trip

Adam and hockey


Finished greenhouse

Homer Trip....

So what did I bring back from Homer?  Games and yarn! Plus a couple of books...we found an awesome used bookstore!

Michigan Trip

Teaching Ray's cousin Jarl

Gaming with the boys

Zombie Dice at the park



Brown's - Ray favorite restaurant that is closing in the fall
It was quite hot - everyone got in the pool!


Ellie and Great-Grandpa



Great Grandma and Ellie

Ellie helping can

Andrew reading to Ellie

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Oatmeal Apple Muffins

Oatmeal Apple Muffins
Modified from My Recipes

1 2/3 cups quick cooking oats
2/3 cups flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup light brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup buttermilk (or milk and lemon juice)
1/4 cup oil
1/4 tsp cloves
2 eggs
2 cups frozen apples (they used blueberries)
2 tbsp flour
cooking spray

Preheat oven to 400.  Place oats in food processor, pulse 5-6 times or until oats resemble coarse meal.  Place in a large bowl.  Add flours and next 5 ingredients (through salt) to oats; stir well.  Make a well in the center of mixture.

Combine buttermilk and next 3 ingredients (through eggs).  Add to flour mixture; stir just until moist. 

Toss apples with 2 tbsp flour, and gently fold into batter.  Spoon batter into muffin cups coated with cooking spray.  Bake at 400 for 20 minutes.  Cool on wire rack.

Makes a dozen muffins (they got 16 but I think they used cupcake tins while I used muffins tins). 

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Adam's Robot

Adam really wanted this robot - he earned it this summer with his reading program.  It was difficult to put together, but it is pretty cool!

First Day of School

Andrew - Swanson, 1st

Adam - Sherrod, 3r

Summer Fun

Hiking the Butte


Lego Fireplane...oh my goodness was this HARD

The "girls"

Helping push Ellie

Helping push Ellie

Thunderbird Falls

Driving the 4-wheeler


Holding Ellie


Holding Ellie

Knitting Projects

What did I finish over the summer?
I did two baby blankets (plus finished two crochet ones that my great-grandmother started) as baby gifts. We gave games with them....
A sun hat for my took three times due to gauge issues.

And I finally finished the evil blanket.  And yes, I really BURNED the pattern when I was done. It was that evil.  This took me like three years and much angst.