The Kofford Family relocates to Colorado after 40 years as Californians. In December of 2007, Grandma Lorraine is diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer. Sadly, she passed away on Dec. 26th, 2008 after a year long courageous battle. Follow our journey as we keep Lorraine's memory alive, and as we learn to appreciate that each day we are given, is a gift to be enjoyed!

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
~Maria Robertson

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Lazy Mother's Dinner! :-)


For those of you that are 'real' cooks, please do not take offense to this simple recipe that lazy moms like me enjoy. There is no 'real' cooking in this recipe, and don't let the title fool you, there is nothing "old fashioned" in it...only utilization of modern food conveniences for a night when you are tired, grumpy, and have no desire to wash a multitude of pots and pans. So, if you have not taken offense so far, read on!

"Old Fashioned Chicken Pot Pie" from the Gooseberry calendar...short cuts added by said lazy cook above...

2 pie crusts (Store bought pre-rolled dough tastes great and is EASY!)
2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (If you have left overs great, and if not, buy the packaged grilled chicken breast strips in the lunch meat section. EASY and moist!)
1/2 onion, chopped (I have omitted this ingredient if I am too lazy to dirty a knife!)
10 3/4 oz. can cream of chicken soup
15 oz. can mixed vegetables, drained (I don't like canned vegetables so I use a small package of frozen veggies.)
1/2 c. sour cream
salt and pepper to taste

Line a 9 in. pie plate with one crust; set aside second crust. Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl; mix well and pour into pie plate. Top with remaining crust. Crimp crust to seal; cut several slits in top crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes, until bubbly and crust is golden. Makes 6 servings, and only one bowl and one pie plate to wash! Enjoy!

Besides few dishes to wash, my kids said it was the best meal I ever made! Now that is success! :-)

17 comments:

Lucy Marie said...

Can this be a lazy student's dinner too?!?!?!

Anita said...

You crack me up!! The recipe sounds very good............and while I love to cook, I too need a few easy to "cook" dinners in my rotation.
Even better....your kids likes it!

Beth said...

Shoot, I've got everything but the soup or else this would have been dinner...thanks for the tip.

Melissa said...

I love this recipe idea, why not make life easier for yourself? Perhaps you should call it 'The Creative Mothers Dinner' instead. Sounds better than cooking all day just to hear your family say they don't like it! Good for you, you deserve a break.

Sue said...

You are so funny. When I read this it reminded me of the good ole question....
"Did you give birth naturally?"

Of course, they mean "without drugs", however.... if you ask me, giving birth ANY WAY is natural!!! hahaha

So, if you're not making pie crusts by spinning your own wheat... it doesn't make it any less "real". HAHAHA

Thanks for the recipe. Sounds yummy!!

Enjoy your day!
Love,
Sue

This and That said...

My son has actually been asking for chicken pot pie and I have dismissed his request because I have deemed the entree more complicated than I am willing to mess with. You are going to be Nate's hero! Thanks for the recipe!

nini said...

That recipe sounds fantastic! I may have to give it a whirl! And, in all honesty - if you are cooking - there is nothing lazy about it. My lazy meal is a quick trip thru the drive thru of Little Ceasar's!

MaryCatherine said...

Hi! thanks for visiting my humble little blog...I love Gooseberry too! The chicken pot pie recipe is perfecto...I like having easy dinners and sometimes I like to assemble these pot pies and freeze 'em for later use on those "lazy days"...I seem to be having a lot of those lately! :)

It's Always Something Around Here said...

This sounds yummy and I am all for easy to make!!

Thanks for sharing!

Lou Ann

bryce_suzanne said...

Wow! I have everything except the mixed veggies to put this together. Will definately be trying the recipe. Would love hearing about any other delicious recipes too..

Kim said...

High praise from the kids if it is the BEST dinner you have ever made. I'd tell them they could have the best dinner weekly! Thanks for sharing Denise, I thought the sour cream made it sound pretty yummy and the crust, and the potatoes....

glitzen said...

I like it already. I have so many "don't even want to walk into the kitchen" evenings...ugh. We had moose loaf for dinner tonight. Easy, and I have tons of moose burger so I don't have to go to the store.
I am going to try this recipe. Thanks, You!

Darlene said...

Hi Denise,

I haven't stopped by in a while and I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I will hold you and your family in my heart and prayers during this difficult time.

The recipe sounds right up my alley! If something goes on the stove or in the oven for our family it is "home" cooking!!!

Anonymous said...

Denise, this recipe sounds great.I'll try it soon.I'm not and never have been a 'real' cook!I'm the mother who convinced her children that Eggos were homemade waffles. It must have worked because my adult daughter still eats them for breakfast every day. So to my family this recipe is 'from scratch.' Thanks for the recipe.
Susie C. in Red Bluff

Jemm said...

This sounds so yummy on a cold night like tonight! Thank you for the recipe.

Lazy Mom Amanda said...

This is great...if you like lazy dinners you will love my new website www.lazymoms.com Come check it out.

Lazy Mom Amanda said...

actually, it would be great if you had any interest in being a guest blogger on our site and talking about Lazy Mom's Dinners!!