Hi and thank you for visiting my blog. My name is Tina, I am 42 years old and married to a wonderful man named Robert. I live in the Cleveland, Ohio area with my husband and our two pugs, Koko and Lucy and a special kitty, named Trixie.

I am of Italian decent and love to cook not just for my family but for everyone! I have a lot of weeknight dinner guest and try to keep it casual but delicious! My Mom passed away a few years ago and was my great teacher.

In 2012 I have changed the way I eat. A real lifestyle change to be healthier, eat a nutrient dense diet and remove all processed foods, refined flours and sugars from our diet. I do cook a lot healthier than my Mom did and do a lot more vegetarian meals, poultry and fish. I'm trying to find a way to keep the traditions of family, friends and good food in my house always.

I plan to post my weekly menus, update with new recipes, health information and articles and how to eat mostly organic in an economical way. I will also periodically post personal updates of my journey to regain health and hope.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Deconstructed Chicken Pot Pie

Okay, so as much as I want to eat healthy and clean, I can't just throw food away, I guess it is my Catholic guilt and all those starving kids in China or Africa. So, this is another dinner from the clearing out the pantry resolution....and surprisingly it was actually very delicious! The girls on the What's Cooking board on the nest call all Campbell's cream soups.."Cream O Crap" and I am almost embarrassed to blog this recipe..but it was easy and rather tasty so I thought I would share the love.

Deconstructed Chicken Pot Pie

3 boneless, skinless chicken breast, diced fine
1 medium onion, diced
2 ribs of celery diced
2 cans of Campbell's Healthy Request Cream of Chicken Soup
2 cups of skim milk
1 tsp. poultry seasoning
1 tsp. black pepper
1 bag of frozen mixed veggies
1 can of Pillsbury Grands Biscuits

In a large skillet saute onion and chicken in a little olive oil until chicken is cook through (no pink showing). Add in celery and saute for about 2 -3 more minutes. Add in soup, milk and seasonings (DO NOT add additional salt...the soup has plenty in it). Bring to a simmer until the soup is incorporated, add in the mixed veggies and simmer on medium low for about 30 minutes. It should reduce and thicken nicely to the consistency of the inside of pot pie.

Cook biscuits according to package directions and serve hot.


Beth G. said...

Sounds yummy! and I am just sayin'... I use cream of soup, bisquick, onion soup mix and all kinds of other delicious short cuts when I need to, ya gotta do what ya gotta do sometimes ;)

MrsPresley said...

nothing wrong with a little cream o crap every now and then for those busy nights!

this looks super comforting!

Good Enough 2 Eat said...

I have made that before and it is really yummy!

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Lina said...

All of your dishes look amazing!

jj said...

Wow, this looks GREAT!! I love this kind of thing but can never seem to get it right when I try to make it. Your recipe sounds just right (always in a hurry...sigh!). Thanks for the great share!

sting said...

Hey Miss T...hope you're well...glad to see you're so happy...stay well!

dawn said...

Ms. Tina - where are you? Hope all is well over in your world. Miss your cooking creations. Funny how we all get familiar with people we never have met. I love your blog and hope all is ok with you. I'm sure life has kept you busy busy. Happy Spring!