Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Chicken Pot Pie Soup

I had to hurry and post this recipe before it starts getting too hot to make soup! I love chicken pot pie! Every time I make it I'm always tempted to lick the pot clean. This recipe has the things I like about pot pie, cream, chicken, and crust plus a bonus of cheese! I like the addition of broccoli, which in not a veggie I use in pot pie, because it made this like a cross between broccoli cheese soup and chicken pot pie. The original recipe says to use 1 refrigerated crust, but I just made my own using the Crisco recipe. I also added a little more broth and milk because I felt like it needed more liquid. I love the blog where I found this recipe. Everything looks so yummy!

Chicken Pot Pie Soup
adapted from shugarysweets.com
2 cup chicken, cooked and diced
3 TBSP butter
1/2 yellow onion, diced
3 celery stalks, diced
1 cup fresh broccoli florets, chopped
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 cups milk
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 cup shredded cheddar
1 pie crust

1. In a large pot, melt butter over medium high heat. Add onions, celery and broccoli and cook to soften about 5-7 minutes. Sprinkle with flour and cook an additional 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Slowly add broth, milk, cream, red pepper, salt and pepper. Use a whisk to combine, then add in cooked chicken. Heat over medium heat until warm, about 10-15 minutes.
2. To make crust, cut into strips and lay on a lined baking sheet. Bake in a 450 degree oven for 6-8 minutes, until browned. Remove from oven.
3. To assemble, Pour soup into bowls and top with shredded cheese and pie crust strips.

Crust Strips

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Darth Malt

I thought this would be an appropriate post for today. :) My 7 year old came home from school about a month ago with this book he had checked out from the library. He was so excited to make something from it.  After looking through it we decided on the Darth Malt. We had some leftover malt eggs from Easter, and thought it would be fun to use those. We just made a plain vanilla one, but you can use any flavor of ice cream. Don't forget to garnish with a Star Wars character!

Darth Malt
The Star Wars Cookbook II
6 malted milk balls
2 large scoops vanilla ice cream (or your favorite flavor)
3/4 cup milk

1. Place the malted milk balls in a heavy plastic bag. With a rolling pin or mallet, crush the milk balls into small pieces.
2. Pour all ingredients into a blender and mix on low speed until smooth and creamy.
3. Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy.
Serves 1