Saturday, October 16, 2010

(Organization) System Saturday- My Wedding Gift and Easy Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

When my husband and I got married 13 years ago, my mom gave us a wonderful wedding gift that I will treasure always!  She collected favorite recipes from family and friends and bound them all in a recipe book for us.  Here is the cover of our one-of-a-kind recipe book, definitely a labor of love:


Included in the book are recipes organized by categories and she also included an envelope in each section so I could stuff any recipes I collected over the years in the envelopes.  So clever!  Thanks Mom for this special, organized way to keep recipes :)

One of the recipes in this book is from a family friend (Hi K.R. and family!) and I used to babysit her children when I was a teenager.  We shared some fun times with this family before they moved away.  Now these children that I babysat are grown, married, and having babies of their own!  Oh, why is it that everyone else is growing older and I'm still in my 20s? Ha!

K.R.'s recipe that I use often is "Easy Chicken Pot Pie" and every time I make it, I think about K.R. and her family.  So here is the recipe from my book:
I hope you can read the ingredients and instructions from the above photo because I don't want to type it on this post if I don't need to.   If you can't see this clearly,  let me know and I'll type it up for you and email it to you.
Note:  I have cut up already cooked rotisserie chicken that I get at Sam's/Costco and put this in the pot pie to replace the chicken breast.  Sometimes, I  put a pie crust on the bottom of the baking dish, filled the crust with the mixed ingredients and then put another crust on top.  Oh so yummy (and lots of carbs too, which is yummy, but not very healthy!) 

So here is my chicken pot pie when I got it out of the oven:
Enjoy!
Thanks again Mom for the recipe book and thanks K.R. for passing on this easy and yummy recipe to me! 
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13 comments:

Summer said...

Yum! Thanks for sharing. I wrote it down so we can try it very soon. Your cookbook is too cute! Moms are so great. :)

Patty said...

That looks and sounds delish! Don't you just love that chicken from Sam's Club?

What a great wedding present. I have a recipe book that was complied at a wedding shower of all of the guests' favorite recipes. I love it that I think of the person who gave me the recipe whenever I make a particular dish. The pot pie looks very good. I will have to try it!

Lynda said...

This looks really good. I am going to have to try it, Tracy. I clicked a vote for you on PF and MB. Have a great weekend!

Love this, it's great!

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Lynda said...

Thanks Tracy for stopping by and voting for me again. I voted for you too. You always have a way of making my day brighter. You have a blessed weekend.

Tracy said...

HI Summer!
Thanks for your visit and comment! I hope you like the pot pie if you get a chance to try it :p
Have a blessed week!

Tracy said...

HI Patty!
Yes, we are a big fan of the Sam's or Costco rotisserie chicken! Delicious and a good price compared to the ones we have in our local grocery stores! Have a blessed day and thanks for your visit and comment :)

Tracy said...

Hi Mary!
Yes, I love my recipe book not only because of the great recipes, but also because I too think of the family and friends that contributed their favorites :)
Have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by!

Tracy said...

Thanks Lynda!
I hope you get a chance to try out the recipe! It's really easy and so good!

Thanks too for your continued blog support!
Have a blessed day and week!

Tracy said...

Hi Teresa!
Thanks for your visit, comment and follow!
I am following you back and have put in entries for your Country Bob's Sauce giveaway! Looks yummy!
Hope you get to try the pot pie recipe and like it :)

Have a blessed week!

lyssa said...

What a great idea!! Wow, this is just great. So simple and easy.

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Tracy said...

Hi Lyssa,
Thanks for your visit and comment! The recipe book and the chicken pot pie is a family favorite. I hope you get to try out the recipe and enjoy it! I don't know if you saw this post I did at the beginning of 2011, but it is another fun and unique wedding present that I gave a couple. Here is the post if you want to check it out: http://asliceofsmithlife.blogspot.com/2010/12/mary-marriage-epiphany-and-happy-twenty.html

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