Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Secret Family Recipes! #familyclassics

OK now I love Social Moms and when they teamed up with Coca Cola for this writing prompt, then I knew I was going to have a great day! I feel like I should pour me a glass of Coca Cola classic and start writing (we always have some in stock at our house). BUT then, they did the dreaded thing, they asked to share a family recipe and I was at a crossroads. Do I share and risk the wrath of my grandmother (not really she doesn't have a computer) or do I share in honor of my love of Coca Cola. Ok, no contest! Coke wins!! Yes, my all time favorite soda. I won't drink any other soda and we don't even speak the name of the competitors in our house. Coke products only! Well, only because this recipe is in our church cookbook so anyone who buys the cookbook has access to it...LOL.

Now here's the hard part. There were lots of recipes to choose from but I had to settle on my great-grandmother's chicken pie. Now how did I come to that conclusion? Easy. When I moved into my brand new house earlier this year my grandmother helped out by watching the kids and cooking us food while we moved. I had an awesome group of friends that helped me move since my husband was deployed and I love each and every one of them. So my grandmother wanted to show her thanks by fixing two big pans of this yummy dish. Both dishes were gone in less than 30 minutes and everyone wanted more. They all keep asking for the recipe...LOL! So HERE IT IS:

Mama Amelia's Chicken Pie

2 whole chickens or 1 hen, cooked and save broth 
2 cans of mushroom soup
6 hard boiled eggs, sliced or grated
salt and pepper to taste
1 stick melted butter
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. sugar
1 3/4 cp shortening
1 egg, beaten
1 TBSP white vinegar
1/2 c. cold water

Crust: Combine dry ingredients. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal. Combine egg, vinegar and water in a small bowl. Stir into flour mixture. Mix well. Use enough of the dough to make a crust for top of pie. Freeze the rest of the dough for other uses. Will last in freezer for up to 6 months. 

Remove chicken from bones (I only use the white meat). Chop, not too small. Thin mushroom soup with chicken broth to the consistency of gravy. Line a 9X 13 inch deep pan dish with chicken and sliced eggs. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pour mushroom soup mixture over chicken mixture. Roll enough dough to cover the casserole in oven on bottom rack. Broil until crust is golden brown, then turn oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 1 hour. 

Ok so I did it. I shared! And it's super yummy and easy to make. Sure I don't always stick to the original recipe. It is actually easier to use a pre-made crust that you can get in the frozen section of your grocery store...SHHH! However, I would love to know that other people are making this for their family. And I would love to know what special family recipes you share with your family. I would especially love to hear about some healthy recipes! I'm still trying to lose that weight! And the best part if you can visit Cooking with Coca-Cola and make your own recipe book! I really should do this just so everything is online! =)

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  1. The hard boiled eggs threw me for a loop :) Talk about using the whole chicken! Sounds yummy (except for the mushrooms...)



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