Skip to main content

Cheesy Chicken Pot Pie

Now that school is done and I have slightly more free time I've been getting more interested in cooking. So on Monday I made my first real meal for Morgan and my sister Ashley. For my first meal, I made Cheesy Chicken Pot Pie. I thought this was a good place to start, since it was mainly just mixing together already made ingredients and baking. This also made it really quick to make! As most of you know it was pretty much a miracle that it turned out! I thought it was really pretty good, and more importantly so did Ashley and Morgan.

Delicious Pot Pie!
Everyone loved it so much that I thought I would post the recipe for others to enjoy! Here it is:

2 9-inch pie crusts
2 10-3/4 oz. cans of cream of potato soup
2 cups cooked chicken, cubed
15 oz. can mixed vegetables, drained
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Fresh herbs such as Basil, Dill, and Sage (if desired)

Line an ungreased 9" pie plate with one crust; set aside. Mix soup, chicken, vegetables and cheese together; spoon into pie crust. If desired, gently roll fresh herbs onto second pie crust. Top bottom half with remaining crust; seal and flute the edges. Cut vents in the top; bake at 350 degrees for one hour. Serves 4 to 6.

Comments

Popular Posts

The Ultimate Montessori Toy List -- Birth to Five -- UPDATED 2019

When you are interested in Montessori, it can be difficult to know exactly what types of products you should get for your home. Or which types of "Montessori" materials are really worth the price. There are no rules about types of products can use the name Montessori which can add to the confusion. Not to mention, every toy manufacturer slaps the word "educational" on the package for good measure!

2019 UPDATE: This post has been updated to include a variety of brands and new product finds! Just a reminder that no one child will be interested in all of this or needs all of this. These toys are just here to spark ideas and give you a feeling for some Montessori-friendly options available! 


So, with this post, I'm going to try to help with this confusion! Here's a list of Montessori-friendly toys and materials for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. 


First, let's clarify that there is no such thing as a "Montessori toy." Montessori never created to…

Which Open-Ended Toys are "Worth it?"

As a Montessori parent, I try to provide a mix of materials in our home to engage my kids! That work that will spark joy, concentration, and repetition. It's not always an easy task, as Maria Montessori said, "Life is mysterious...only the choice of life can choose the work that the child truly needs. Therefore, the teacher respects this mysterious process and knows to wait with faith." So, there does sometimes feel like there is a bit of trial and error when it comes to choosing materials that your children need. 

For us, the right balance is easier to find when I spend time deeply observing my children. Watching their interests, sitting on my hands if I have to, letting them struggle a little with things, and letting them get bored. And what I have personally found is that here at home, a combination of open ended materials and more structured work have been the right balance. Open ended toys wouldn't necessarily be found in a Montessori classroom, but they are perf…

A Montessori Approach to Purging Your Toys

Becoming a Montessori family has been life changing in so many ways, most obviously with the amount and type of materials we use in our home. Once you see why having so many toys is a problem, or when you make the decision to move towards Montessori, it can be completely overwhelming. But, taking a Montessori approach to purging your toys is possible! And, it doesn't exactly mean that you have to throw away everything you have and start over with only expensive wooden toys. It will mean taking a hard look at what you have and whether it really fits with Montessori.


One note, however, Montessori is at its core about following your child's own path and respecting your child as a whole person. So, if your child has a toy, lovey, book, or whatever that your child super loves or is super attached to, but it doesn't fit Montessori ideals, don't take it away. Follow your child, that is more Montessori than whether or not you own some specific consumer product. 
How to Purge You…