Tag Archives: Chicken

My Top Five Posts of 2013

I have seen a number of other blogs do this so it got me wondering. I wasn’t really surprised by the list as the top two are my most popular pins on Pinterest and both are recipes. The remaining three all come out of the “Not” Back to School Blog Hop. Everyone is always looking for ideas on curriculum and how to set up their schoolroom.

1. Chocolate Crinkles. These got a lot of clicks in December. They are yummy.

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

2. Salsa Chicken. My first pin that actually went anywhere. Simple and yummy. It can also be done in a crockpot.

Salsa Chicken cooked

3. Our New Homeschool Room. We had to make major changes as we needed a bigger room with the adding of my daughter the homeschool.

Reading Nook Already in Use

4. Grade 4 Curriculum. I found that naming my linkups with the grade brought me more clicks.

Grade 4 Curriculum

5. Grade 6 Curriculum. I also found that separating the two grades was better as well. Both are pretty long for posts. Both together would have been way to long.

Grade 6 Curriculum

Chicken Pot Pie with Baking Powder Biscuits

Chicken Pot Pie with Baking Powder Biscuits

Leftover Chicken in my house quite often results in Chicken Pot Pie.  I always like having a plan for any leftovers.  Cleaning out the fridge and filling a garbage bag is really quite sad and very expensive.

Ingredients (Filling)

  • 1 Onion
  • 6 tbsp butter or hard margarine
  • 6 tbsp flour
  • 3 cups of milk
  • 1 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 3-4 cups of leftover cooked chicken
  • 3-4 cups mixed frozen veggies
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 450°
  2. Cut up your chicken
  3. Melt the butter in a pot medium low heat
  4. Dice the onion
  5. Sauté the onion in the butter until translucent.
  6. Add the flour
  7. Stir with a whisk until it is sizzling
  8. Add the milk
  9. Whisk to make a smooth white sauce
  10. Add the Poultry Seasoning, Salt and Pepper
  11. Bring to a simmer and it will start to thicken
  12. Add the chicken and frozen veggies to a large casserole dish
  13. Add the white sauce.
  14. Stir
  15. Place some of the biscuits on top
  16. Bake for 15 minutes
  17. Add the remaining biscuit on a tray
  18. Bake additional 12 minutes

Baking Powder Biscuits


  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 6 tbsp butter or hard margarine
  • 3/4 cup milk


  1. In a mixing bowl mix together the flour, salt and baking powder
  2. Use a pastry blender or 2 dinner knives to cut the butter into the flour mixture until butter is the size of peas
  3. Add the milk
  4. Stir together until it forms a loose ball
  5. Turn out onto a floured surface
  6. Kneed about 10 times
  7. Flatten out with you palms or a rolling pin until about 1/2 inch think
  8. Cut into twelve pieces
  9. Bake 10-12 minutes at 450° (This step is included above)

This a favorite in our household, tasty, cheap, uses leftovers, easy to make and quick.  The reason that I put some of the biscuits on top and some on a tray is for two reasons.  First in my casserole dish they won’t all fit.  Second my daughter prefers them on the side buttered.  I have also made it without the poultry seasoning and extra salt and pepper.  I like it either way but my wife prefers it with the poultry seasoning.  In this case the leftover chicken was BBQ Chicken thighs and it made enough to have leftovers of the Chicken Pot Pie as well.