Monday, October 5, 2015

Simple Supper Tuesday #129

Boy has it really been two week's since our last party? My new job has me all in a kerfuffle, that I am loosing track of days, hours and minutes. I'm flying by the seat of my pants these past few weeks and am hopefully starting to get a hang of now being a working Mom. I'm happy to say that it is time to PARTY!!!

Welcome back to Simple Supper Tuesday, the party featuring QUICK, EASY recipes, perfect for those busy weeknights. So, please share your crock pot, 30 minutes or 5 ingredient recipes (easy desserts are also welcome)!!

Recipe Linky Party

Make sure to visit all three blogs, to see if you've been featured this week! All featured recipes will be pinned to our Simple Supper Tuesday Pinterest page.

Recipe(s) with the MOST CLICKS

Snickerdoodle Poke Cake- Lemons for Lulu

Recipes that CAUGHT MY EYE

Crock Pot Four Cheese Jalapeno Chicken Chili- What's Cooking in the Burbs

Pumpkin Chai Tea Latte- Sunny with a Chance of Sprinkles

Simple Pumpkin Pie Galette- Domestic Bliss Squared

Teriyaki Chicken Casserole- Homemade Hooplah


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The Party Rules
  1. Please link up Crock Pot and/or easy RECIPES only (simple desserts are also welcome)
  2. Please follow our hosts, on social media
  3. Please link back to THIS post on Hun... What's for Dinner?
  4. Please use link to direct recipe, not to your home page, or a pinterest pin.
  5. Please visit others and leave comments if a recipe catches your eye
  6. Any post that DOES NOT contain a recipe or food tutorial, will be deleted

Blogger Widgets

Bacon & Chicken Puff Pastry Pie~ Secret Recipe Club

Bacon and chicken are the stars in this simple and hearty pot pie, topped with fluffy crisp puff pastry.

It's time for this month's Secret Recipe Club reveal! I love being part of a group of bloggers, who cook from one another's blogs and then blog about it. It's so exciting to learn about a new blogger every month! I really enjoy seeing who had my blog and to see what recipe they chose to make! It reminds me of how many great recipes are on my blog and makes me want to go back and make many of them again. This month I was assigned to the blog Casa Costello. Helen is a Mom to three girls, from the UK, who has been working with food and cakes for 24 yrs. Helen's blog is packed full of delicious recipes from sweet to savory, that are sure to make your tummy growl. 

I had so much fun browsing through Helen's blog and ended up bookmarking a ton of recipes I wanted to try. I narrowed it down to Cherry Streusel Loaf Cake, Potato & Ham Croquettes and Cheese & Bacon Scones. While browsing the scone recipe, I realized that another recipe was included in this post and I decided to go ahead and make this Bacon & Chicken Puff Pastry Pie.

The kids LOVE bacon, so I knew they'd be into this recipe. I had some leftover puff pastry, from a previous recipe I posted a few weeks ago, so I quickly threw together this fantastic simple and delicious dinner. With the colder weather moving in, this hearty comfort food was just what we all needed. The pastry is crisp and fluffy and the filling with delicious with a slight smokiness from the bacon. A total winner, on a cold fall evening!

Bacon & Chicken Puff Pastry Pie
adapted from Casa Costello

8 slices bacon, chopped
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, chopped
1 large leek, cut in half and sliced
1 tsp dry thyme
1/4 tsp coarse sea salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 C flour
1 C chicken broth
1 C low fat milk
1 C mixed frozen veggies
1 sheet of puff pastry, thawed
1 egg
1 Tbs water

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a cast iron skillet, over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp. Remove to a paper towel lined bowl and set aside.

Place sliced leeks into a large bowl of cold water. Gently shake to loosen any dirt trapped between the layers. Using a slotted spoon, remove leeks without disturbing the water or debris which has sank to the bottom of the bowl.

Place drained leeks into the hot skillet and cook 3 minutes. Add in the chicken, season with thyme, salt and pepper and cook until chicken is no longer pink; about 7 minutes.

Sprinkle flour over chicken in skillet, and toss to coat. Cook two minutes before stirring in the chicken broth and milk. Bring to a boil and simmer until thick; about 5 minutes. Add in mixed frozen veggies and stir to combine. Pour mixture into a 2 quart baking dish and set aside.

On a floured surface, roll out the puff pastry to required size to fit the baking dish.

In a small bowl, whisk the egg with 1 Tbs water. Brush egg mixture along inside edge of baking dish. Gently transfer rolled out puff pastry to cover the baking dish. Cut any excess dough which is hanging over the edge. Brush the puff pastry with egg mixture and bake for 30-40 minutes, until dough is golden brown. Let rest 10 minutes before serving.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

What's for Eats? Sunday October 4th, 2015

Meal planning is a great way to save money on groceries and you won't be standing in front of the fridge at 4pm, wondering what to make!

Weekly Meal Plan Dec 14, 2014 www.hunwhatsfordinner.com
Image courtesy of basketman at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Happy Sunday!!! I am super happy to have had the weekend off. The kids and I went to a near by Ranch to enjoy their Halloween themed activities and pick some pumpkins. Queenie enjoyed the zip line, while Mr.B chickened out. We had fun petting and feeding sheep, goats, horses and chickens. Today, we aren't planning much. Maybe a trip to the Halloween store, since I have a 35% off coupon.

This week should be quiet, but we are gearing up to celebrate Thanksgiving next weekend. That's right, in Canada we celebrate Thanksgiving in October. I'll be working that weekend, but thankfully I have two amazing girlfriends who have decided to watch the kids and cook Thanksgiving dinner. I'll be making an apple pie and pumpkin pie for dessert, as my contribution.

Here is what I have planned for dinner this week. I'm carrying a few things over, that I didn't get to last week

Sunday, September 27, 2015

What's for Eats? Sunday Sept 27th, 2015

Meal planning is a great way to save money on groceries and you won't be standing in front of the fridge at 4pm, wondering what to make!

Weekly Meal Plan Dec 14, 2014 www.hunwhatsfordinner.com
Image courtesy of basketman at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Happy Sunday! Things here have been hectic. Work is really wearing me out and paired with a cold, I am one exhausted Momma. I really didn't stick to our meal plan last week and I'm starting to wonder what I did feed the kids for dinner, LOL. It's been a whirlwind, but I'm hoping this week is quieter. Since I didn't make much of anything I had planned last week, I'm going to bring a lot of those ideas over this week. So here is the plan

  • leftovers
  • Skinny Lemon Chicken Skillet (new recipe)