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What do you do with a 9 pound chicken after you’ve enjoyed it straight from the BBQ?  You search Pinterest and find some new recipes so you aren’t eating ‘just chicken’ for the next two weeks.

I found a recipe called Magic Chicken Pie and it was so good!  I started by finding a recipe for Bisquick since I don’t tend to buy boxed stuff.  Mix up a big batch and keep it in the freezer.  Check out the link too, she’s got lots of recipes.

6 cup flour

1 Tbsp salt

3 Tbsp baking powder

1 cup Crisco

And now for the Magic Pie -it seems really odd, but follow the instructions as written

Melt 4 Tbsp butter in a 9×13 inch pan (350F oven).

Meanwhile mix 2 c Bisquick with 1 1/2 c milk of choice.

Sprinkle 2 cups shredded chicken over the melted butter.  Then 2 cups vegetables (frozen or leftover).  Finally 1 cup shredded cheese.

Pour the batter over the meat/veggies.

Mix 1 can cream of chicken soup with 2 chicken stock cubes and 1 1/2 cups chicken stock.  Stir till smooth and carefully pour over-top of everything in the casserole pan.

Bake 350F for 45-50 min.

Give it a couple of minutes to quit boiling and dig in!

 

Another yummy leftover recipe I found was for Chicken Roll-Ups.

Start by making tortillas

2 cup flour

1/2 tsp salt

3 Tbsp oil

1/2-3/4 cup water

Knead just till smooth.  Cover and let sit 30 min.  Divide into 8 and roll into 8″ circles.  Dry fry for 45 sec a side.

For the Roll-Ups:

2 cups shredded chicken

1/3 cup BBQ sauce

1/2 cup shredded cheese (I use a Monterrey jack/mozzarella combo)

Divide this between the 8 tortillas.  Roll up tight and bake 425F for 6-8 minutes.

Check out the websites and see the other yummy recipes they have.

 

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Another Yarn Along this week.  Congrats to Ginny and her family for the safe arrival of their little one!

I wish the colour would show up better.  When I have the sweater done, I’ll have to take Ella outside and see if it photographs better.  It really is a beautiful marine blue -should be gorgeous with Ella’s blue eyes.  As you can see, my big girl February Baby sweater is coming along well.

I just finished A Knitter’s Home Companion.  It was ok.  Not great, but certainly not the worst I’ve ever read.  I haven’t decided if I’m keeping the book or whether I’ll put it into the library donation box.  It does have one slipper pattern that I’m interested in trying.

And here’s a recipe.  I thought I had put this online before, but now I can’t find it.  This recipe also works for freezer cooking.  Just pour everything in a Ziploc baggie and toss in the freezer.  Thaw, shake and pour into your pan when you want to bake.

Crustless Quiche

4 eggs                                                1 3/4 c milk -any kind

1/2 c flour                                       pinch of salt

1/2 t bk powder                           1 1/2 c shredded cheese

filling of your choice

Mix together everything (custard) but cheese and filling.  Arrange filling and cheese in a greased 9-10 inch pie plate.  Set pie plate on oven rack and pour in custard.   Bake 350F for 50-60 minutes.  Let it stand for a couple of minutes before slicing.

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