Monday, October 25, 2010

What my 3 jewels are having for supper tonight!

Unfortunately, 2/3 of my precious jewels have very discriminate taste pallets, aka Picky Eaters.
As if parenting wasn't difficult enough, right?
Opal will eat anything and everything that's put in front of him.
On the other side of the table sits, " Miss Picky #1" and "Miss Picky #2".
Needless to say, I've had to employ lots of creativity when making supper for my girls.
I've seriously contemplated serving them Chicken Alfredo every meal; if only my conscience would allow it.
There is however one other meal that I can serve without having to jump through hoops and barrels to get them to eat it.
It's what I like to call "Mini Chicken Pot Pies"
{This is a great recipe for my U.S. readers, who will soon be celebrating their Thanksgiving} 

It tastes as yummy as it looks!

  • 2 1/2 cups cubed chicken or turkey
  • 1 sleeve of mini pie shells {found in most freezer sections}
  • mashed potatoes
  • 1 can of cream of chicken soup
  • veggies of choice {ie. baby carrots, peas or corn}

{ooops, I forgot to mention that we always serve cranberry juice with our chicken potpies-so yummy!} 

 Bake your mini pie shells as per package directions.  These ones baked at 375 for 10 minutes.
At the same time make your mashed potatoes if you don't have any left overs.  
***Tip-Always warm your milk before pouring it into your mashed potatoes.  This will ensure you get perfectly fluffy mashed potatoes.  Cold milk reacts with the starches in  potatoes, causing them to become glue-like.

Meanwhile, heat your cream of chicken soup and cubed chicken in a skillet.  

Once your shells have finished baking, it's time to fill them with your chicken mixture and veggies.  
I then piped the mashed potatoes on top and set them back in the oven to broil for a few minutes.

The only thing your left to decide on is "What's for dessert?".....
Why not try this or even these but definitely not this.

Do you have picky eaters kids with specific taste buds?
Anyone have any recipes for me to try with my bunch? 


Jen B said...

Love this recipe. Yum.

I really like how you can individualize the pot pies for each kid. You could even make a vegetarian one, one with extra chicken, one with just corn, etc. The photo looks so yummy!

What are we having for dinner? I'm going to make WHITE CHILI- it's super simple with some fast shortcuts.

-leftover chicken in cubes OR boil boneless chicken breast in water (sounds awful but its the BEST way to keep them moist- easy to shred and can do it from frozen)
-any kind of bean you have (canned) I use a bean medley or white navy beans
-potatoes (either cut them up first and then boil)or better yet, used canned potatoes- a staple in my kitchen, they even come sliced!
-mushrooms- fresh or canned
-spice- I like fresh cilantro, but basil or dried italian spice will do.
-chicken stock

Basically everything is already cooked, so throw it in a pot, let it simmer and enjoy. Also try in a crockpot. Serve with garlic bread or buns.

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