Little Miracles and Little Pies
|November 12, 2011||Filled under Casserole, Chicken, Main Dish|
We had a little miracle show up on our door step just days ago and now we are a family of six. I know, it is truly amazing! She is just beautiful. Her yellowish-greenish eyes sparkle when she is happy. And after a trip to the doctor she is now flea-free.
It all started 3 days ago. My husband was enjoying some sports on the back porch when along came a little cat, right over the fence. Without a second thought my husband tossed the little fur ball back over the fence and went back to sports watching.
(Now, before I get nasty comments and emails, let me explain my husband’s actions. We are not cat people. We are dog people. We have a large, Chesapeake Bay Retriever who drools and licks and really needs us. We have always thought of cats as, well, snobby. Most don’t respond when called. Few even like to be petted. So in general, we have been strictly dog people.)
Shortly after being tossed over the fence, the little cat comes back across the fence. So out of respect for persistence, my husband gave the cat some space to see what she would do. She simply snuggled up on the love seat next to him and napped. Eventually he came inside for the night and left her out, not expecting to see her again.
The next night, same situation, only without the fence toss. Then last night the temperature dropped drastically. And our new little fur-ball friend showed up on our front porch, cold and shivering. My daughters sat inside the front storm door, staring out at her and begging my husband to let her in. “Daddy, we have always wanted a cat,” they cried. He was adamant that we were NOT having a cat. Red-eyed and sniffly, my daughters told the cat good night through the storm door.
It was about an hour later when my husband opened the front door and there she was, staring at him with the largest loving eyes you have ever seen. He looked down on her for a moment and then opened the door with a sigh. It was all over. To make a long story short, after a trip to the humane society, posting “lost kitty” pictures with no response, we now have a cat. She is small and warm and loving. And best of all, she chose us.
Here is a recipe for warm little Chicken Pot Pies in honor of our new little family member. May these pies bring you as much comfort and joy as this cat on my lap as I type is bringing me.
- 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed and cooked
- 4 cups frozen mixed veggies, thawed
- 1 tsp seasoned salt
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 can cream of potato soup
- 1 can cream of chicken soup
- 1 package (15oz) refrigerated pie pastry
Putting It All Together:
- In a large bowl combine chicken, veggies, seasonings and soups.
- Grease 6 small 4 inch oven proof crocks with non-stick cooking spray.
- Divide chicken mixture evenly between crocks.
- Roll out pie crust and cut six 4 inch circles.
- Place crocks on large baking sheet.
- Place pastry circles on top of chicken mixture.
- Bake at 400 for 25 minutes.