Archives for September 2010

Flash Me Friday: Favorite Comfort Food

This week’s Flash Me Friday is your favorite cold weather comfort food. Jen, from The Groettum Family blog, decided to switch it up this week and have us all share a recipe that we love. Join the fun and share your favorite too!

Chicken Pot PieOne of our favorites is chicken pot pie. This recipe is a mix of a few recipes for pot pie that I altered to our taste and to make it quicker.

1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup chopped onion (or I use onion flakes)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 pepper
1 3/4 chicken broth
2/3 cup milk
2 cups cooked chicken
1 bag of frozen mixed veggies (or I use leftover veggies if we have them)
1 tube Pillsbury crescent rolls

Heat butter in saucepan until melted. Blend in flour, onion, salt, and pepper. Simmer. Slowly stir in milk and chicken broth (a little at a time). Boil while stirring until sauce is thick, but still creamy. Stir in chicken and veggies.

I like to use an 8 x 8 baking dish. Spray the bottom with cooking spray. Place half the tube of crescent rolls on the bottom, press seems together. Add chicken mixture, and top with second half of crescent rolls. Bake according to directions on crescent rolls. Enjoy!

I think the crescent rolls are better than a pie crust because they are buttery and flaky, and the cook really fast! We usually eat half and save the other half for yummy leftovers.

Cold Turkey on Antihistamines

PillToday begins day one.  Day one of misery.  Day one of operation allergy testing.  The doctor’s office called me this afternoon to remind me to stop taking any and all medications containing antihistamines. 🙁

For the next seven days I have to give up my new, favorite medicine.  I’m not allowed to take the only medicine that has been able to take away my symptoms.  The doctor doesn’t want anything in my system to interfere with the results… or they want to see just how bad I can get before they make me better.  I did at least get a prescription for prednisone that should help some, and it was only $2.64.  Jesse got scared for second when the cashier told him the total, until he saw the decimal point.  When she said 264 she meant two dollars, sixty four cents.  That’s my cheapest one yet.

I’m not really being this negative about it, but I’m not looking forward to it either.  I’m trying to maintain a positive attitude and tell myself that I will be fine.  I have to not think about it and just get through it.  I will make it through the week… I WILL make it through this week…

Home Again

Ruiz family
Plane viewOn our last night at Grandpa and Grandma’s house, Jesse’s cousin Devon came over. It was a quick visit, but it was nice to see her and her girls again.

Then we were up early the next morning to head to the airport.  We got stuck in quite a bit of traffic on the way.  There was a semi-truck that the cabin became detached from the container and was blocking two of three lanes.  We were getting worried that we would need to rush to get through security in time.  But we made it in plenty of time, and our plane was late getting in to pick us up anyway, so it didn’t matter.  We are home safe and sound now… back to work in the morning.