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June’s theme is: Father’s Day favorites
2 refrigerated pie crusts
1 stick butter
1 cup fresh carrots, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
1 cup onion, chopped
½ cup all-purpose flour
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup half-and-half
4 cups chicken breasts, cooked and chopped
1 cup canned English peas
Place a pie crust into the bottom of a 12-by-9-by-2½-inch ovenproof dish. Pull crust down gently to meet the corners of the dish. Save the remaining crust to top the pie. In a large pan, melt half of the butter then saute the carrots, celery and onion. Add flour and continue stirring until thickened. Add chicken broth gradually. Continue to stir, then add half-and-half. Stir in chicken and peas. Add chicken mixture to the pie crust-covered dish, then top with second crust. Stretch the dough to meet the corners of the dish. Dot with small pieces of remaining butter. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake 40 minutes, allow to sit a few minutes then serve.
SUMMER GREEN BEANS
1 12-ounce bag of green beans*, washed
(*Sliced okra can be substituted for the green beans)
1 tablespoon vegetable or olive oil
1 tablespoon black mustard seeds (or enough to cover bottom of frying pan)
1 medium onion, sliced thinly
¼ teaspoon cumin powder
¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
Salt or garlic salt
Snap off ends of green beans, then cut into 4-inch diagonal slices. In medium skillet, heat oil. Add mustard seeds then cook over medium to low heat until they pop, continually shaking the pan to avoid burning. Add onion and green beans, stir, cover, but uncover and stir occasionally to cook evenly. Lower heat then add cumin, turmeric, salt and pepper to taste. Stir and keep covered for 5–8 minutes until vegetables are cooked to preference.
1 onion, preferably Vidalia, peeled
1 cup self-rising flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 can less 3-4 Tablespoons, clear soda, 7-Up or Sprite
Vegetable or canola oil for frying
Slice onions into thin rings, set aside. In a medium bowl, mix flour, sugar, egg, and soda (use amount as needed to thin the batter). Stir together until batter has a pancake batter-like consistency. Heat oil in a deep fryer or in medium heavy pot to 375 degrees. Dip onion slices in batter a few at a time. Deep fry until golden brown, remove with tongs and drain on paper towels. Serve immediately.
JUDY’S PICKLED FIGS
Makes 8–12 jars
7 pounds figs with stems, firm but ripe
5 pounds granulated sugar
1 pint white vinegar
2 cups water
2 tablespoons whole cloves
3 sticks cinnamon
8 –12 pint jars (8-ounce capacity), sterilized and hot
Wash and drain figs. In a large pot, bring to a boil sugar, vinegar, water, whole cloves and cinnamon. Drop in figs, and bring to a boil. Cook 10 minutes then turn off heat. Cover and let stand overnight. Next morning, bring fig mixture to a boil, then put in hot pint jars and seal.
(Edited on 2012-05-22 13:02:32 by ecsc)
Comentado Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:07AM
These look good! I have more time this month, and hope to be able to upload a couple of these.
Comentado Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:39AM
Okay, I am determined to start submitting again (and cooking again for that matter)! Photos coming soon... except for the figs.
Comentado Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:43AM
I think I am going to try the onion rings this month.
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Comentado Tue May 8, 2012 6:05PM
I've a question on the chicken pie -- the recipe calls for two pie crusts, one for the top and one for the bottom (and the pie crusts I find are for 9" round pies); and a 12 x 9 baking dish. One pie crust doesn't cover the bottom of the pan.
Did I misunderstand the ingredients? Was it supposed to be two double-crust pie crusts (in other words, four pie crusts)?
Comentado Wed May 9, 2012 1:14PM
The recipe says to pull the crust gently to the edges, so I'm guessing you didn't misunderstand the ingredients list. But I'm certain it requires a bit of finessing to keep it from breaking.
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Comentado Tue May 22, 2012 1:02PM
Thank you to all! Everyone's chicken pot pies look so yummy, plus all of your accolades... I guess I'm going to have to make it for dinner one day soon.
These are the photos we're using this issue:
chicken pot pie 20119368 StephanieFrey
green beans 20207581 karenhermann
onion rings 20072419 RiverRockPhotos
(Edited on 2012-05-22 13:05:32 by ecsc)