Tuesday, December 3, 2013

{december 2nd} christmas countdown mini

{december 2} christmas countdown mini | page 1
Yesterday I tried a new recipe that my Dad had told me about.  A super simple chicken pot pie.  For my minibook pages I added the recipe in place of my journaling.  Below is a pic of the gluten free version I made for myself with a Bisquick top.
{december 2} easy chicken pot pie | gluten free top
On the journaling page, I added four white stars to the red tree and a red sequin star over the largest which I popped up with pop dots.  The recipe was added using my typewriter.
{december 2} christmas countdown mini | tree and stars
{december 2} christmas countdown mini | page 2 {december0 2} easy chicken pot pie | ingredients
To make the extra page insert with two photos back to back easy to turn, I added one of the chalkboard mini tabs with three of the green gems on top.
{december 2} christmas countdown mini | tab and gems
I used my typewriter to add a note about the spices I liked along with a wood veneer arrow on top of one of the labels.  A doily is layered under it all with the photo.  Everything I used for today's page was in my Christmas Countdown Kit.  There is still one left HERE if you're interested in making a minibook of your own : )
{december 2} christmas countdown mini | journaling {december 2} easy chicken pot pie | pyrex
Easy Chicken Pot Pie (Serves 8)
  • 2 cans (18.6 oz each) Progresso Rich & Hearty chicken pot pie style soup (not gluten free, but less than 2%)
  • 1 bag (12 oz) Birds Eye Steamfresh broccoli, carrots, sugar snap peas and water chestnuts
  • 1/2 bag (bag is 12 oz) Birds Eye Steamfresh broccoli, cauliflower and carrots
  • 1 can (10.2 oz) Pillsbury Grands Flaky Layers
  • Pepper to taste
  • Mrs. Dash to taste
  1. In a stovetop pan mix soups, veggies, pepper and Mrs. Dash.  Boil for 2 minutes and then spoon ungreased Pyrex.
  2. Pull biscuits apart into two layers.  Cut each layer into 4 pieces and place over the hot mixture.
  3. Bake uncovered at 375 degrees F for 16-20 minutes or until biscuits are golden.
For gluten free replace Pillsbury biscuits with gluten free Bisquick.  Also, I recommend using butter instead of shortening, and half and half instead of milk.
{december 2} easy chicken pot pie | biscuit top


  1. Your DecDaily looks lovely, makes me wish I wasn't doing mine digital!

  2. So so fun!!! ughgughgug I need to get my stuff unpacked quick and get to work on mine!

  3. love that you added a recipe you tried to your december daily. *reminds me i should add the new turkey chili recipe i put together today. my husband asked me why are you taking a photo of your chili bowl. my response-so i can put them in my scrapbook to remember THE GOOD MEALS i make.

  4. I love how you did the recipe for the chicken pot pie. All of your pictures are awesome. I'm still loving your December Daily.