Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Molasses-Snow Candy

All you need to make candy on a snowy day is a cup of brown sugar and a cup of molasses.

We heated it to 300 degrees.

Had a dish of ice cold snow ready and waiting.

And just drizzled the candy in the snow.

You can make whatever shape you want, then enjoy!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

I grew up eating chicken pot pies. Twice a week my mother would drive to a local university to take night classes in order to finish her doctorate. My dad can fry a mean egg and make rice, sort of, but that was the end of his culinary talents. Anyway, he'd heat us up chicken pot pies and we'd sit in the den (ooh, don't tell my momma) and eat them while we watched TV. Tonight I made my first attempt at a homemade chicken pot pie and all I have to say is Marie Callendar watch out!
Here's how I did it.

While I was boiling the chicken in one pot, I diced potatoes and carrots.
Then I sauteed them in butter with some garlic, salt, and pepper.
I added chicken broth and let it cook down until it was tender.

Next I added a can of cream of chicken, a large dollop of sour cream,

about a 1/2 cup of milk, and some English peas.

After mixing well, I poured into a store bought pie shell and covered with the extra shell.

I just baked it at 400 for about 30 minutes.

I think they liked it.