Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Chicken Pot Pie

For all of those who are reading this I'm sorry it isn't anything special.  Tonight I made up my own recipe of chicken pot pie.  I need to write it down so I don't forget the changes that I need to add.  Feel free to make it.  We all loved it!!

2 cups of chicken(shredded)  I used 5 chicken legs next time I will do 10.
2 carrots
2 russet potatoes
2 pie crusts
3 packages of chicken gravy.

Cook chicken in a 350 degree oven until done.  I brushed on a little canola oil on the legs and seasoned them with salt and pepper.
While chicken is cooking I peeled and diced the carrots and potatoes.
When Chicken is done cooking shred it and put to the side.
In a sauce pan make 2 packets of chicken gravy.  Just follow the instructions on the package.  I did add a little of the chicken drippings from when I cooked the chicken.
After the gravy is done mix in the carrots, potatoes, and chicken with the gravy.  Set aside.
Take your pie crusts and roll them out so the will fit a 9 X 13 pan.
Put a pie crust in the pan then pour the gravy mixture into the pan then cover it with the other pie crust.
Bake at 450 degrees for about 35 minutes.
Make the other gravy packet about 5 minutes before the pot pie is done.  Pour gravy over your pot pie once you have served it.

If you do decide to make this and the instructions are unclear just let me know and I will help you understand them.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Does Food = Memories?

I have thought about this is question alot the last couple of weeks.  The answer I got was YES.  This year we went to my families Thanksgiving dinner.  We had what we have every year but we tried to introduce a couple of new things too.  We had turkey that was stuffed with stuffing just like my grandma used to do.  We used her stuffing recipe which is always delish.  When it came time for desert my mom surprised us with carrot pudding and caramel sauce.  Carrot pudding is something that my grandma always made at thanksgiving every year with fail.  My grandpa just loved it!!  So growing up us kids learned to love it.  As I took i bite of the pudding my mind went back to the years that we had thanksgiving dinner down at my grandmas.  I remember sitting at the table with grandpa one morning and having carrot pudding for breakfast.  Thank goodness my grandma had to work.  I remember one time on the day after thanksgiving I decided that I wanted to stay with my grandma and grandpa.  I was having a bowl carrot pudding for snack when I looked over at my grandmas and told her that I needed to go over to the store and talk to my grandpa(my grandpa owned a furniture store).  When she asked why I told her I needed a TV in my room since my brothers got one.  Needless to say that my grandpa had a hard time saying no to me since I was his only granddaughter.
As I sat there eating the pudding this year I remembering how good it tasted all those years ago.  My sister-in-laws tried and they said it was just o.k.  They thought it was going to be out of this world by the way my brothers and I talked about it.  Then my sister-in-law said it is probably all the memories that come with it that makes it so good. 
Tonight we had homemade noodles for dinner.  As I was making them for the first time was praying that they would turn out.  The only time I have had homemade noodles is when my other grandma made them.  I remember the first time I tried them.  I was sitting in her front room and eating them with hot french bread with my cousins.  We were probably watching some show that my grandpa was watching.  I remember thinking these are so good I could eat these everyday.  I remember she made them for me when I had my wisdom teeth out.  She made them for me when I came home from the hospital after having the twins.  I remember her showing up at my door with them after I had a miscarriage.
My grandmas probably didn't realize that they were making memories that I will never forget when they were making these.  They probably just made them to make them.  Now that I have family and the boys are growing up.  I want them to have they same type of memories.  I hope that one day  if they ever have stew that they will remember that I used to make it every year on the first day that it snows.  When theyeat Chinese I want them to remember about the Christmas Eve parties we had where we made homemade Chinese food.  This year as we continue are tradition of watching The Polar Express on Christmas eve and I want to include homemade hot chocolate with it.  I hope that they will continue on that tradition of watching that movie and having hot chocolate.  I want them to have the same pancakes that Jason had growing up because that is what his grandmas made.  I want them to have the memories that come with food that I have.
I don't know where this blog is going.  It was suppose to be so I could keep with everything that we were doing but half the time I forgot my camera or I didn't know how to write it.  Hopefully here is to blogging a lit bit more.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

A new found love......

I know I need to do a major update.  So many things to tell you about.  I have found a new website that I just love.  Here it is:  Pinterest.  I spend a couple hours every Saturday night on it when the boys are in bed and Jason is out fishing.  Love it!!!!  Check it out!!!

Friday, February 25, 2011


Tyson loves BYU sports, especially football and basketball. Tyson has been a Jimmer fan since the 2009-2010 basketball season.   Before we found out Brooklyn was a girl we were talking names.  Tyson said he wanted to name the baby Jimmer after his favorite basketball player.  When he found out that one of his old teachers in school was expecting he thought she should name her baby Jimmer.  When Tyson was up at Primary Children's  this summer we would take him to the balcony so he could be outside.  The balcony has a great view of the U.  The first time we went up there(we went up there alot during his stay) he decided that he needed to boo at the U since after all we are BYU fans.  As you can see we bleed blue and not red at our house.  So follow these links  to be Jimmered.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

11 months later.....

Let's just say I suck at blogging.  Alot of things have happened in the past 11 months.  But for now here a some pictures of Brooklyn.  I can't believe she will be one next month.

*Pictures By Min.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Our sweet precious little girl was born on March 19, 2010. She was born at 8:43 in the morning and weighed 5 lbs and 13 ounces. We named her Brooklyn Anne Hunter. We are thankful for this sweet spirit came into our family. She has her dad wrapped around her little finger and the boys love her!!! Here is a picture of her when she was few hours old. I will blog more about her arrival soon.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

It has been awhile..........

I can't believe that it has been 6 months since I updated. What is new with us since May. Tyson is in the second grade and is doing great. I go in and help every Monday and Friday. Curtis and Connor have started kindergarten and just started they take home reading program. I go in and help in their class on Mondays. I will soon be in there everyday helping. We are hoping that it will turn into a job but we will have to see. Jason is busy working full time, working on cars after work, and doing some djing. Then there is me. I keep busy helping at the school, helping with homework, keeping the house clean and the trying to get the laundry done so I don't get behind.
We are also trying to get a basement done. This has been a project that has lasted a few years. The storage room is done and Tyson's room is almost done. Tyson's room should be done by January if everything goes well. He can't wait to move downstairs. We also have some great and exciting news. We are having a BABY GIRL!!!!! She is due March 24, 2010. It is o.k. if your you mouths just dropped to the ground because mine did when I found out. We thought our family was complete but I guess we were wrong. Hopefully I can keep this up to date better since I'm starting to feel better. 21 weeks of being nauseous is not fun!!! As soon as I figure out how to put a baby ticker on here I will. We also need help with names. We have none!!!