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Baby It’s Cold Outside!

So today is going to be cold and windy.  Perfect day for home made Individual Chicken Pot Pies.

My family loves chicken pot pie, but everyone likes different stuff inside.  So I started making individual made-to-order pies.  They are a huge hit!  As a matter of fact, Ryan texted me just yesterday to ask if we could have them soon.  🙂

I generally use Cream of Chicken Soup when I make my filling, but I think I’m going to change it up a bit today.  In an effort to by-pass the Cream of Chicken soup which is loaded with sodium, I’m going to try The Pioneer Woman’s Pot Pie Recipe today.  I may make some changes along the way, but I’m definitely going to use low sodium broth and cream instead of canned soup.   Oooooh, and some wine.  🙂

So, basically I roll out an uncooked pie crust (I use Pet Pie Crust from the dairy section).  I use the bowl I’m going to serve it in to cut a circle out of the dough.  Just turn your bowl upside down on the pie crust and twist or use a knife to cut out a circle.  I do this for each bowl.

Then I mix up the basic filling – which is shredded rotisserie chicken and “broth”.  That’s it for the girls.  That’s all they want in their pie.  So I fill up their bowls with this mixture and move on to the others.

To my basic mixture, I add frozen onions and fresh mushrooms.  Mmmmmmm, mmmmmm!

The boys have the works – chicken, onions and frozen mixed veggies.  Bob & Kenny – the works, minus mushrooms.  Ryan – everything but the kitchen sink.

Once all the bowls are full, put a cut pie crust on top of each, seal the edges and carve initials into the top.

I think I’ll try brushing the tops with the egg was today and see how that works.

Pop into the oven (follow the pie box instructions) and bake until brown and bubbly.  Usually about 30 minutes or so.

Serve with a nice side salad and you will have deliriously happy peeps.

I’ll post a pic of the finished pies later.

Happy Wednesday!  Stay warm!


The “M” Word

For any male readers, you may want to just leave now.  Or perhaps read on …. if you’ve a hankerin’ to learn how these things work.  😉

So at age 52.5 I believed that I had finally reached the “M” word.  Menopause.  There are certain attributes of the “M” word that are fantastic …. the absence of “my friend” is the bomb.  And then it happened.  A little over a week ago “my friend” returned.  And with a vengeance.  What the hell??  And from what I hear, if that happens, the 12 month no friend clock starts all over again, before you can say you are in menopause.  Get the calendar out.

But then other bad things happen.  Tired all the time, fuzzy brain, bloated, weight gain, terribly achy joints, etc, etc.  These achy joints are what spurred me back into action on the eating clean path again.

I found that the last time I cleaned up my eating ways, I not only felt better in general, but my aches and pains went away as well.  We truly are what we eat!  And being I’ve been feeling like a 150 year old woman of late, it’s time.  Time to kick the salt and sugar to the curb.  Trash the processed and trade it in for fresh, homemade goodness.

After much research I’ve added Vit b6 and b12 to my daily routine.  Along with some calcium (which I was supposed to start taking about 5 years ago, but never did).  I also started back with Natural Progesterone Cream.  I had a bad bought of Pre”M” back when I was 38.  Used the Progesterone Cream back then and it did wonders.  Truly.  Totally balances out the estrogen in your body.    I just started using it again a few days ago.  Can’t WAIT for it to kick in so I can be balanced again.  Between the cream, the vitamins, clean eating and walking I should feel 35 again in no time!!

If you need more info on Natural Progesterone Cream pick up one of Dr. John R. Lee’s books:  “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About PreMenopause” and “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause”.  I have them both and they are so helpful.

So, made The Pioneer Woman’s Chicken Florentine Pasta last night and it was deeeelicious!  Probably just having left overs and salad tonight.

Making homemade granola today.  Best granola on the planet!  You should try it.  Here’s the recipe.

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Apparently the deep freeze is coming. I believe it’s supposed to get down to the teens for a couple of days.  Brrrrrr!  So glad I don’t live in Minnesota anymore!  Hope everyone stays warm and toasty.  Good days for homemade soups and stews for sure!

Happy Tuesday!



“Don’t wait until everything is just right.  It will never be perfect.  There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions.  So what.  Get started now.  With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful”

Mark Victor Hansen

I read this quote on a  photographer’s facebook page.   I thought it was so inspirational.  Definitely worth sharing.

Happy Easter Everyone!

A New and Very Rare Breed of Bird

Check out the new and very rare bird I spied at my bird feeder this morning.  Very unusual, don’t you think?

Where’s my bb gun when I need it?


Welcome Domestic Diva!!

Welcome Domestic Diva!!  I’m so excited that you are following my little tiny blog.  I hopped over to your blog, and oh my goodness, I LOVE IT!!  You could give up being an M.D. and be a writer!  Awesome!  When I have more time, I will be sure to go back and read more.  🙂

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