Monday, July 18, 2011

Chicken Pot Pie | Visiting Haritage Day, Waterford PA

Easy and quick Chicken pot pie, one of our family meal recipes

We didn’t go to Heritage day last year, I was battling if I must go this year as I have been pretty busy trying to finish up a wedding album. Finally it was done. You might view the album HERE if you like.

Discover Heritage Day, Waterford PA

Hot and bright sunny day, good time to go to Waterford Heritage Days. It was about 15 miles away from our house. One of the fairs we like to go to is the Waterford fair. There are many displayes of homeade art works at the fair. I must say I am so amazed to see how many people actually create their art. St Peter Epicospal Waterfort, PA were selling some beautiful fabrics from India. They are called 'Sari'.

On the other field, there were many of tents displaying of the story of life the way it happened during the civil war. People dressed up in Indian and pirate costumes, and women dressed up with their fluffy skirt. We stopped at the pirated tent; Nate was amazed with their shells collection and asked them many questions about it. A pretty lady explained to Nate about what pirats had and do during that time.  He might not get it yet but for sure he was fascinated with the tools that these people have.

We stopped at the center stage where talent show was performed. Our friend’s daughter was singing on the state. 

Back home, simple meal was ready to eat.  One of the reason I like to make this chicken pot pie that because I can put carrots, green beans, corn in it and blend them with the taste not so much of vegetables so my son can eat it without so much struggling to convince him that is good. Because it is good.
Chicken Potpie

2 boneless chicken, boil and finely cut
1 Garlic
1 Vidalia onion
1 bag of frozen mix vegetables (carrot, peas, corn, green bean)
Salt and pepper
200 ml milk
50 chicken broths
50 gram all purpose flour
2 green onion (finely cut)
2 tablespoon vegetables oil
In pan, stir garlic and Vidalia onion, salt and pepper for about 2 minutes or until slightly brown. Then add chicken, vegetables and chicken broth. Heat until boiling.

Lastly add milk and all purpose flour. Cook in medium heat and keep stirring until it is thick. Cool it down.
Pie Crust
I used ready mix frozen pie crust. As I said this recipe is easy and quick. Just roll out the pie crust and lay on the top of pie bowl or any baking pan you like to use.  Fill out the bowl with the filling and cover up the bowl with remaining pie crust. Brush with egg yolk. Bake until the crust golden about 40 minutes.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Cherry pie "Monthly Mingle' | Visiting granny’s farm

I haven’t been food blogging for 2 years, I’ve been pretty busy learning more about photography and I finally opened my photography business. The business is still in its infancy.   Right now I am trying to do all types of photography, weddings, family and children. At the same time I am trying to post about food in this blog. Doing food photography it has been one of my passions as well.

When I decided to go back food blogging, I forced myself to open up a new blog. Creating this new blog is easier than updating the old blog. If you like to visit my old blog click HERE. So this is the first time I participate to the event ‘Monthly Mingle’ which hosted by Sukaina and her lovely blog ‘Sips and Spoonfulls’.

It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon, we visited granny’s farm. Granny has some chickens; they weren’t ready for laying eggs yet. But I spotted one egg resting on the hay, well one of those chicken looks like it’s ready to start laying  eggs. Couple horses were happy enjoying their food and just chilling in the shade. I didn’t blame them, it was hot day!

Cooking CHERRY PIE, this recipe I adopted from Paul of ‘Sweet Paul’. Easy bake and delicious result.  I didn’t make the pie dough from the scratch but rather buying ready mix pie.

Cherry pie Serves 10

2 1/2 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup cold butter, in pieces
1/4 cup iced water
2 pounds cherries, pitted
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon water

In a food processor, combine flour, salt, sugar and butter.
Pulse until coarse.
Add water and pulse until it holds together.
Wrap in plastic and place in it the fridge for 1 hour.
Take it out and cut in half.
Roll out on a lightly floured surface.
Place in a 9 inch pie plate.
Cut off any excess dough.
In a large bowl toss cherries, sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice.
Fill the pie with the mixture.
Roll out the rest of the dough and cut into 1 1/2 inch strips.
Weave strips over filling. Press to seal on the edges.
Brush lattice with egg wash.
Bake until filling is bubbling and crust golden, about 40 minute

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Mixed-berry & Banana smoothie { 4th of July }

It was 4th of July.

Block party, firework party, bbq party, picnic, grocery store jam with people buying picnic food for, parade, some street were jam. Yes it wasn’t quite, supposedly not quite for celebration right…
I do love seeing happy faces, they were telling me that they had an exciting plan! Even though I am a the type of person that doesn’t openly show excitement but I do love seeing and feeling their energy.

Spent that day just with family in our backyard, hot sunny day just gave me the mood of being lazy in front of computer editing some wedding photos (check them HERE)  and at the same time playing with my boy and our dog ‘Maxy’.  We waited until dark to light up sparkles and watched neighbor’s fire works.


Also we enjoyed our MIXED-BERRY & BANANA SMOOTHIE  while waiting for the sun to go down.
½ cup pomegranate or cranberry juice
2 containers (6 oz.each) mixed-berry yogurt
2 large ripe bananas, sliced
1 bag (12 oz) frozen mixed berries.
In blender, combine juice, yogurt, bananas, and berries. Blend until mixture is smooth.

My son made his own smoothie presentation by adding chocolate sprinkles and white dessert topping. Sure, he enjoyed what he made.

Happy 4th of July . May this country become more greater and God bless America!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Simple breakfast with waffles and eggs

I don’t have fancy recipe to share with you but simply to write about our simple breakfast on that morning. We woke up later than usual that morning; I went to bed pretty late the night before to finish editing picture of Vanessa and Ryan’s engagement. If you like to view more of their engagement pictures please click HERE.

I didn’t plan to cook waffles or eggs, but my son wanted me to cook something different that morning. I guess he got bored with cereal. I cooked the waffles by simply follow the direction on the box. And about cooking egg, I don’t think I have to share here to you… many of you I believe has more delicious recipe!
The sun kept shining brighter; I have nothing to gripe about. Life was good that morning, as I saw him my son ate breakfast and finished it up so quickly!