Chicken Pot Pie

Thanks to our daughter Kerri for inventing this amazing recipe. It's one of our family favorites!

10 cups milk
5 tsp. salt
1/4 cup chicken soup base
1 1/2 cups cornstarch
1/2 cup Italian dressing
14 cups cooked mixed veggies
8 cups cooked diced chicken

~Bring milk, soup base and salt to a boil
~In the meantime mix cornstarch with water to make a thin paste
~Once boiling remove milk mixture from heat and slowly add cornstarch mixture, stirring constantly.
~At this point mixture should be like a thick pudding. If not, add more cornstarch mixed with water until desired consistency.
~Add dressing, veggies and chicken
~Let cool while you make pie dough
~Line bottom and sides of 2-9x12 inch cake pans with prepared pie dough
~Divide chicken mixture between the cake pans. Be sure not to fill too full as you still have to add top crust.
~Arrange crust on top. Pinch edges to seal. Cut steam vents.
~Bake @ 425F for 1 1/2 to 2 hours until crust is golden brown.
~Let sit for 15-20 minutes before serving

Perogy Casserole

2-500 g packages frozen perogies
2 sticks of farmer sausage (cut into bite sized pieces)
1 medium onions, chopped
1 1/2 cups whipping cream
Salt & Pepper
Grated Cheese

Place all ingredients in slow cooker (in order)
Cook on high for 3-4 hours
Serve with sour cream

Week 2

Day 1 - Perogy Casserole & Peas

Day 2 - Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes, Cooked Carrots

Day 3 - Hamburgers & Fries (using this bun recipe)

Day 4 - Chicken Pot Pie

Day 5 - Spaghetti and Meat Sauce, Garlic Bread, Carrot Sticks

Day 6 - Leftovers

Week 1

We decided this year to do a weekly meal plan. So once a week we do all the cooking for a whole week of suppers. We have only made a 6 day menu plan because usually one day is spent away from home!

Day 1 - Potato Soup & Biscuits

Day 2 - Stew & Coleslaw

Day 3 - Pizza & Carrot Sticks

Day 4 -  Barbecue Chicken on Buns, Raw Veggies

Day 5 - Sweet & Sour Meatballs (Version 1), (Version 2) Rice & Corn

Day 6 - Left Overs

Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches

6-8 lbs. Chicken Breast
2 cups water
1/4 cup cane sugar or honey
28 oz. favorite barbecue sauce

Cook chicken until tender.
Mix sauce ingredients.
Pour over chicken in slow cooker.
Cook on high for 1-2 hours until chicken easily pulls apart.
Pull apart chicken (if more sauce is needed add water or barbecue sauce)
Serve on open faced toasted buns.

No Bake Energy Bites

1/2 cup peanut butter or almond butter
1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp. Honey
1 tsp. Vanilla
3 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder
Up to 4 Tbsp. Water as needed
1 cup old fashioned oats
3/4 cup flaked coconut
1/2 ground flax
6 Tbsp. Chocolate Chips (optional)

-Mix together peanut butter, honey, vanilla, cocoa powder and enough water to make a thick paste.
-Add oats, coconut, flax and chocolate chips. Mix well.
-Shape into 1 inch balls.

Flourless Monster Cookies

1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup almond or peanut butter
1 Tbsp. cream
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup sweetener
1 egg
1/3 cup ground flax
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1 cup rolled oats
Chopped dark chocolate

Mix all ingredients except chocolate.
Fold in chocolate
Drop onto cookie sheet
Bake @ 350F for 8-10 minutes