Some cooking, a recipe and a few more Longwood Gardens pictures
Hard to believe my little girl is starting fourth grade tomorrow! Kathleen and I are going to miss her during the day. Hopefully I'll get to bed at a decent hour tonight.
I stayed busy in the kitchen a lot today. I was prepping the tomatoes...
And the squash for freezing.
The girls wanted to help with the baking part. Kathleen helped until we put the egg in the mixture. But one of the fun things we enjoy for cooking is our loop dee loos ( made up name of course, lol) So I thought I'd take a picture to remember this time by.
Meanwhile Hayley is stirring together the ingredients for chocolate chunk cookies!
Have you seen these yet? We saw them in the store and thought we'd try them and make them for Jerry's work.
Thank you Pillsbury! They are sooo yummy. :-)
Just look at those chocolate chunks! MMMMMMM
But then we made a tray of thick brownies, we were afraid there wouldn't be enough cookies to go around.
Boy was it smelling good in my kitchen today, but it was so HOT!!!
I also made my chicken pot pie (one of several versions I make) It's Jerry's favorite. I forgot to take pictures, but here is the recipe. It's another quick and easy way to get dinner on the table. Also great to premake ahead of time. Freezes well too.
1 bag (1 lb) frozen broccoli, cauliflower, and carrot mix
1 can pillsbury grands homestyle biscuits
1) Heat over to 350 degrees. Meanwhile in a 4 quart saucepan, heat soup, milk, thyme, pepper, chicken and vegetables to boiling over medium high heat stirring occasionally. Boil and stir 3-5 minutes. Spread in ungreased 13 x 9 inch glass baking dish
2) Seperate dough into 8 biscuits, place evenly over chicken mixture
3) Bake 35-40 mins. or until biscuits are golden brown and no longer doughy on bottom. After 20 mins cover with foil if necessary to prevent excessive browning.
A few more lovely shots of our trip to Longwood Gardens: