Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Pot Pie

 Pot Pie:
This recipe is taken from the Studio 5 website

  • 10 inch double crust pie
  • 2 cups cubed cooked turkey
  • 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion ( i don't use this, because i freeze my pot pie, and I don't like freezing onions)
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup milk

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line bottom of pie pan with crust. In a skillet saute the chopped onion until sligtly soft and set aside.

2. Mix together the turkey or chicken, mixed vegetables, onion, soup and milk. Pour into pie crust, cover with top crust and crimp edges.

3. Slit holes in top crust and bake for 40 to 50 minutes.

If you want to freeze it, make it as described above, but don't bake it. Instead, before putting in the first pie crust (on the bottom) put plastic wrap down (as seen in picture)

and when finished, put it in the freezer for an hour. This will form it to the pie tin you are going to cook it in. After an hour, remove it from the freezer and wrap in tinfoil and then put it in a freezer bag.
Then when you want the pot pit, thaw in the fridge for about 8 hours, and then it is ready for the oven!!


Beef Stew

I've had many requests for some of my recent recipes, so I'm gonna post them on here!

Beef Stew:
(kinda a bad picture, cause i took it after half of the stew was eaten!)

This one is REALLY easy
So I just put a bunch of stew meat into a crockpot
cut up celary, carrots, onion, and potatos and placed on top of the meat.
Put in frozen corn and peas.
Then put one bag of onion soup mix, and a can of crm of chicken soup on the top, so as it cooks, it will seep down into the meat and vegis.
Salt and pepper to taste
pour on 3 cups of water (or if you want you can use beef broth, but mine was plenty flavorful with just water).
I did this about 8:30 this morning and put it on low. It was done by around 3ish and I just put it on warm after that!!

Good luck!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Will's Blessing!

Today William was blessed in sacrament meeting. It truly was one of the most amazing experiences. Spiritual moments like that only bring a family closer together. It was hard to not be able to be in close proximity with all the family members there, because you could really feel the spirit radiating from one another.
Sean did the most incredible job. I told myself I was going to be strong and not cry, but Sean's words were so strong and hit just the right spot in my heart, that the tears just started streaming. I know that he was incredibly nervous, considering it is his first extremely public blessing, but you would never have know the nerves were there.
In the past week or so, Sean and I got talking about the typical baby blessings, and what they include. The one thing we kinda laughed about was the showing of the baby. We think it's humerous, because most everyone in attendance has seen the baby before, so why the presentation? Also, if you are one of the unfortunate ones who showed up on time, instead of early, you most likely are far in the back of the chapel and can't even see the tiny baby. Sean had a BRILLIANT idea to solve this. He informed me that if he had to "show the baby" he was going to walk around the entire chapel holding him out for everyone to see! hahaha. I asked him politely to NOT show the baby after the blessing. So you can probably imagine my reaction, when the blessing was finished and everyone started to walk back to their seat, except Sean. He stood up in the front and proudly held this son high in the air. Much to my relief, he quickly pulled him back to a cuddle and returned to his seat. I was informed shortly after, that his Dad had told him he needed to "show the baby"! Whew, what a relief I didn't have the embarassment of him parading my child around the chapel!
We enjoyed a wonderful lunch at Bill's house after church. It was great to socialize with everyone, but I wish that more could have made it. There were people who were definitely missed and were in our thoughts the whole afternoon.
Sean and I want to thank everyone who participated in the blessing, who were there to show their support, and especially my Dad who got up in sacrament meeting and bore his testimony. It is great to grow up in the church and to know what your parents believe. To hear it on a day like today, spoken loud and proud, was a great blessing. He bore his testimony of eternal families, and his love for all of his family. I don't know about everyone else, but he brought me to tears for the second time today!
Again, we can't thank everyone enough for their support and help in making today possible. We couldn't have done it, nor would it have been as special without the love and support of our friends and family.

Here are just a few pictures:


Everyone has funny faces in this picture! haha, Love my Plato's family

A LOT to catch up on

So it really has not been that long since my last post, but it seems like so much has happened! Here's an update.

Thanksgiving was a blast. We spent the day down at my Family's house in Pleasant Grove. My brother had just gotten home the friday before, so it was a wonderful experience to have everyone together again for the first time since April. My sister and her family had 2 Thanksgiving dinners to go to, so we ended up eating ours around 1pm. I think that this is the perfect time for dinner, because then you have the remander of the day to pick at the leftovers! Here are some pictures of Thanksgiving day!

Sean and Will taking their afternoon nap (even though i believe this was taken at about 11 am!)

Nobody tell my dad this is up. He told me to delete it after seeing his face, but I just couldn't resist!

Such a CUTE sleeping baby

Hendrix loves playing with the baby toys!

Hanging out with Papa Stan!

Relaxing on Grandpa!

I think he was trying to hide from us!

Yet another nap time, and outfit. Wow, after looking at the pictures, I realized that he wore a lot of different outfits that day.

After hanging out at my parents house until about 8pm, we headed over to my sister's so that Sean could look at their broken furnace. We need to realize that this is never a good idea, because we can't ever get out of there quickly. We ended up leaving their house just after midnight, still with an hour drive home.
To top all of that off, Sean decided he wanted to go black friday shopping. Yup, that's 4:30 am. So, after only 2 hours of sleep, we headed out for the madness.

This is Will just before leaving...doesn't he look excited to be awake!

We hit walmart first, but after walking in the doors, turned right around and walked back out. It's a good thing my brother-in-law was going there too, cause he picked me up my $13 crockpot that I wanted! So then we headed over to Home Depot. When we got there, we were the 8th, 9th, and 10th people in line (yes, i'm counting Will as a person). But it was FREEZING. So after waiting in line for about 15 minutes, we realized it wasn't that busy, and we could wait in the car!

Will was so glad we were back in the warm truck, where he could enjoy his food!

After feeding Will I realized that the line was getting longer and longer. So I grabbed my coat (cause I was the only SMART one to bring a coat, SEAN) and headed back for the line. I stood out there for about 25 minutes before Sean and Will came to join me, and 5 minutes later, the doors were opened.
Apparently everyone else in line (the like 300 people) were there for the same thing as us. Vacuums. Yes, you heard me, a vacuum. Who knew there would be a stampede over a small shop-vac. But apparently it was a great deal, and we bought one for my brother-in-law in return for my crockpot!
After our wonderful shopping trip, we headed back home for sleep....At least Sean did. After all the excitedment, Will wasn't tired, and was up the rest of the morning. What a LONG day!

Earlier last week I went to the Festival of Trees with my Brother and Will. Here's just a few pictures from it.

I put him in his carseat not realizing I had covered his face. He started screaming to let me know that he couldn't see!

My favorite tree. It was full of Scrapbooking supplies

Such a cute sleeping face!

Well, that's all for this post. Got some more for the next however! Such a busy life we lead!!