Friday, May 28, 2010

Anne's Go-To Meals

Nana's Chicken Pie

Not chicken pot pie, just chicken pie. Think Southern. This is an old family recipe from my friend Melissa Maxwell. It's Scotty's favorite food. I only "go to" this if I want to be impressive.

4-5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

2 pie crusts

1 ½ c. chicken broth

1 T. flour

4 pats of butter

salt and black pepper

Cook chicken in salted boiling water until done, cut into small pieces.

Line pie plate with bottom crust and add 3 cups chicken, broth, and flour. Top with 4 pats of butter, dash of salt, and plenty of black pepper. Moisten edge of bottom crust and top with 2nd crust, pressing edges together. Cut slits in top crust, then sprinkle generously with butter and flour that have been worked together.

Bake at 350 for 65 minutes.

Never Fail Pie Crust

Makes 2 pie crusts.

3 c. plain flour

1 ¼ c. shortening

1 tsp. salt

1 egg, well beaten

5 T. water

1 T. vinegar

Mix first three ingredients, cutting shortening in with pastry blender. Mix last three ingredients, stir into dry mixture. Mold into a ball. Roll out 2 crusts.

Peggy's Pot Roast

This is an easy and awesome Sunday dinner from Wade's Grandma Peggy (think lots of diamonds).

In a medium-sized crock pot combine:

5 lbish chuck, rump, or pot roast

1 package Lipton Onion

1 package Au Jus

3T balsamic vinegar

2T worcestershire sauce

1 t. dry mustard

Simmer 5-6 hours on high or 8-9 hours on low. Halfway through, cut into meat so it will soften and fall apart.

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

A good "compassionate service" meal . . .

1 lb. lean ground beef

1/2 c. rolled oats

1 egg. slightly beaten

1/3 c. chopped onion (or 1/4 c. dehydrated)

1/2 t. salt, pepper

3/4 t. Worcestershire sauce

1/3 c. milk


1 c. brown sugar

1/2 c. vinegar

2 t. mustard

1/2 c. barbecue sauce

2 t. Worcestershire

Form into balls and place in 9x13. Cover with sauce. Bake, covered, for 30 minutes at 350. (I take off the foil for the last few minutes and actually cook them a little longer.)


Vanessa said...

That chicken pie recipe is making me really hungry right now. What do you serve with it? and what about that grandma-diamonds pot you put any veggies in the pot with the meat? And 3rd and final question, would you serve the meatballs over rice, or just sort of on their own?

ps- how great is it that you posted!? This has just made my day. :)

Anne said...

The chicken pie is begging for something green--I like to serve it with salad and a steamed veggie. I didn't realize how carnivorous all of my recipes are; we usually eat the pot roast with mashed potatoes and a salad and veggies on the side. And yes, serve the meatballs with rice.

I tag . . . Audrey.

Audrey said...

Well it looks like I am finally going to make my first post. My little sister is in town visiting so it might take a few days, but I promise to have something up soon.

Katie said...

Hey, these meatballs are one of my go-to meals too--they're Grace's recipe right?

Anne said...

Yup! Thanks to Grace Clayton for the awesome recipe.