Sunday, August 25, 2013

Stroganoff Recipe

Travel Solutions

The other night my hubby had to work late which meant 2 things: I had to get both my girls ready for bed& asleep myself (which is totally fine except they both have to have someone lay by them to go to sleep but we figured that out:/) And that I had a couple hrs after the kids went to bed to do whatever I wanted! Which is a rare occasion indeed! 
Instead of watching a chick flick or folding laundry I decided I would make/sew a couple things I'd been meaning to (before the baby comes)! 
So after I cleaned up the kitchen a little and folded a little (couldn't relax with a pile of dishes in the sink:/) I whipped these babies up!
You can find the tutorial for this here:
This is a toothbrush roll made from terry cloth. It's easier to use a already made towel but this is what I had. I made enough pockets for all our toothbrushes and toothpaste but works great for just 1 persons worth too. If its just for you you could make pockets for travel size items like shampoo& conditioner.

I also whipped up a couple soap savers. One a little larger to fit my bigger bars of soap.
You can find the tutorial for this here:

Amazing what a couple hrs of alone time can do!:) 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

EASY Chicken Pot Pie

This recipe was adapted from Goose berry patch Quick & Easy Family Favorites. I've used lots of great recipes from this book:) 
Here's the recipe if you can't see it the recipe calls for the following only I changed it a little for things I had on hand.
2 (9in) refrigerated pie crusts
6 3/4-oz can of chicken (I used chicken strips and cooked in the microwave but you can use left over grilled chicken or about 1-1 1/2 chicken breasts depending on how big they are cooked and chopped up)
16 oz can mixed vegetables, drained (I used a 16 oz bag of frozen veggies-thawed)
10 3/4 oz can cream of chicken soup 
(I suppose you could use cream of mushroom too if you wanted to but it would obviously change the flavor a bit)
1/2 tsp celery flakes (I used a little less than that of celery seed)
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp poultry seasoning (I used garlic salt& minced dried onion as a substitute but you could add anything you really feel like)
Serves 8 

Cook Chicken (Or ignore this step if its canned or already cooked) and cut into small bite size pieces.

Fit 1 pie crust into 9" pie plate & moisten crust with water just a little.
Mix veggies, spices, chicken, and cream of chicken soup together in a bowl and pour into crust.
Put 2nd crust on top and roll edges under together. You can make it look fancy if you want:)
Cut slits in top and cook in oven for 45-50 mins at 400 degrees. Again, you can make it look fancy if you want. 
P.S. Mine took closer to 60 mins to cook all the way through for some reason? 

And wahlah! A fast, easy, tasty meal with little effort& you didn't even have to dirty that many dishes! This is a great meal for those nights when you don't want to spend much time in the kitchen or when you forget to pull out meat to thaw (which I am guilty of ALOT)!:) 

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Copy Cat Betty Crocker Cookie Mixes

I have been trying to actually MAKE the things I Pin on Pinterest:) Here's one thing I did today. I made copy cat Betty Crocker cookie mixes so I can whip some cookies up in a flash when I want to. Because time is of the essence when you've got kiddos running around! 
Here's the recipes & instructions I used: