Wednesday, March 30, 2011

And That's What I Had For Dinner Tonight!

Glenda’s Chicken or Turkey Pot Pie

If I have some chicken or turkey leftover then I bake a pie. My children have always like it and so I am finally writing down this recipe to pass on down to them. I have also made this for friends and they like it better than the typical potato and carrot kind. And this is what I had for dinner tonight and tomorrow and probably the next night…..

White sauce – 4 cups (recipe below)
Corn – 1 ½ cups frozen or 1 can
Peas – 1 ½ cups frozen
Onion – 1 small diced fine
Celery – 2 ribs, diced
Chicken or turkey – 2 cups diced
Salt, Pepper, and Lawry’s Seasoned Salt to taste (at least ¼ to ½ teaspoon each)
Two crusted pie crust or one can of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
White Sauce
8 tablespoons butter, melted
Add to butter, ½ cup flour.
Then add 4 cups milk, (I usually have one can of milk and then add the rest in 2%  to equal 4 cups).
Whisk all this together until thicken.

In another pot cooked the rest of ingredients until boiling, drain out liquid and add to white sauce. This should be a thick mixture.

Spray some PAM in a 9x13” pan and add turkey mixture. Roll out the pie crust to fit on top of the 9x13” pan, or if you are using Crescent Rolls, roll them out to fit the pan and bake according to the can. (Usually 375˚F for 10 minutes.) I don’t usually make a two crusted pan, unless, it is half of this recipe and then I put it in a pie pan. Today I tried the Crescents, they are very good! But the kiddos like the pie crust best.


Bake at 350˚F for about 20 minutes for pie crust.
 Picture before putting in the oven.

And out of the oven:

Sometimes I just can't turn down a waffle or pancake recipe!

I saw this recipe on King Arthur Flour group and decided to try it as I do like whole wheat flour.
link here:
They have a great blog on step by step, so I thought it would be better to go to their site and see how it is done.
You know how I like to change things. The only two things: I didn't add the salt and I do grind my own wheat, otherwise it is the same.   I know, I always have fresh bananas and pecans on hand, so that is my fruit for this morning.
Why do I grind my own wheat, you might ask? Because out here in Kansas is where they grow the best and it is fresher.  Don't get me wrong, I do love King Arthur flours, especially when I make my Artisan Breads. There is a different in flours and sometimes you have to use the best which is King Arthur.  I do have 2 types of Kansas wheat on hand , Red Winter Wheat and the Soft White Wheat. The red winter wheat is more course as flour and the white wheat is softer and it is not as dark as the red. So it depends on what recipes I use, for the different types. BTW, King Arthur are you going to sell Spelt flour? I do like to bake with all kinds of different flours.
Now back to this recipe. I did use the Red Winter Wheat and the recipe still came out light! How can you not sit down to something like this? Delicious!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

MIchelle is 21!

Today is my youngest birthday and she is 21!! She and her husband are at Disneyland celebrating, while we are here. So I made a cake anyway and posted about it here:
Michelle is always happy!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Quick Little Cinnamon Sticks

 1 can Rolled Crescent (8 count)
1/4 cup butter, melted on cookie sheet
1 teaspoon cinnamon, sprinkled on cookie sheet
1 tablespoon white sugar, sprinkled on cookie sheet

 Take each Rolled Crescent and fold in half, then twist it. Roll into butter, sugar, cinnamon mixture, that is on the cookie sheet and put to one side of the cookie sheet. Repeat with the other 7 rolls. Bake at 375 degrees F., for 10-12 minutes. Enjoy!!! Super simple and a nice treat!


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Freshman Year Part II

Ok, I stopped at the Homecoming game and dance. On to Christmas time. Getting ready for the Christmas Dance was exciting, as it was my first formal. My mom made my dress. We saw a dress at Anita's Shop and my mother went home and made one,  very close to what we saw. Even the little flower was a good copy. I went with my good friend Mike. We saw each other during eight grade and I still have fond memories of him and his family. (I was sad to read of his obituary last month. He passed on: Aug 21, 2006). How sad to find his obituary and not know until years later that he died.
Mike and I did go with my brother and his date Kenny. We went to Mike's father steak house in Pasadena, then to the dance. What a fun evening we did have. Mike sure did look scared in those pictures.

It always seemed that Jim and I were not dating during my birthdays and Christmas. Although the day after Christmas we were back on. He did get me a big hot pink stuffed dog.

On to the Valentine's Dance: 
This dance I did go with Jim, yep we were back on. Mom made my dress too and Jim picked out the material. My mom, had a cow! As the material was $5 a yard, but Jim talked her into it. We even dyed and glittered my heels to match.

Again, we doubled with Robert and Janet, we went to Coffee Dans and had the same as last time. We did have a good evening and Jim bought me a gardenia flower wrist corsage. Do you like my  big hair-do?

As I finish up my freshman year, I thought I would put on some extra pictures:

Girls Glee
Me on the end of the front row to the left. My BFF, Debbie, also on the front row opposite end.  In girls choir we had to sing solos for our finals. I sang, "Climb Every Mountain". You can tell what big movie was out then! Come to find out I am not a singer, therefore, I got a 'B'. Also after that year in glee, my mom told me not to go back the following year. When I got in college and took a voice class, the teacher said I had a good voice, just needed to learn how to use it. Well, I never did, so I sing to myself and at church.

This is a picture in the yearbook, that started off our freshman class members and the leaders of the class.

My brother really made this year great for me, and told my mom to make sure that I had clothes that were in style.  When I get some more time I will add pictures of some of my favorite teachers and friends. So for now I shall end with a picture of Kent and I.

This one's for Kent

I have made so many different types of pancakes, most of the them are from scratch. But there I was in this  store, that I haven't been in for years and what did I see??? A box of pancake mix that I remember from my youth. I don't buy mixes anymore as they taste like cardboard. But for nostalgic reasons, I bought the box and made some up today. Yep, they were as good as when dad made them! Light and fluffy! So these are for my brother, Kent. Enjoy!!!

The old package..........................

        The knew package.................................

Monday, March 14, 2011

Something Different

I thought it might be fun to go through my old high school yearbooks and blog some fun things that I went to. I am doing this mostly for my children, to give them a part of me when I was a lot younger.  I will be posting pictures from my yearbooks and my personal scrapbook of those years. So here goes!
Here is the cover of my freshman year: 1965-1966. I think this was the best yearbook cover of the 4 years I went to AZUSA HIGH!

This is me as a freshman. I had a good year and was glad to belong to Pep Club, Girls Glee Choir and GAA (Girls Athletic Association).

This picture and the next are from inside cover. These two pictures are showing some of the groups or clubs one could be in at Azusa High.

The first pep rally we attended as Freshman was noisy.When that big drum came out wow! We had I think the best pep rally's They got everyone excited for the games! We had great football and basketball games that year.

The first homecoming game and dance. I wore my 8th grade graduation dress. Semi-formal and a short dress, in pink with white lace over the pink satin. It was the style in those years to wear your hair up and I had lots.

After school Janet surprised me by asking me to go the homemaking room and pick up a corsage that Jim bought me. I went to the game in a new yellow and orange flower outfit.  And then back home after the game to change into the dress for the dance. After the dance, Janet and her date Robert and Jim and I went to Coffee Dans for eats. I remember that I got a BLT and Robert got a steak, whatever leftovers we had, Robert was glad to eat.  There were many great times that the four of us went out on double dates.
Ok, will stop here for today.
Thanks for looking at my backward journey through my high school years!
I have taken out the last names of friends, so that it won't be published. Besides if you know me, you will know who my friends are.


This is something that I don't write on, as most are personal to me in my own way. As the different tragedies do happen around the world or at home in the United States, what I feel I can't explain. My heart aches, I cry and then I pray for all those who are in need of comfort. I believe that God does hear each of our prayers and I hope that other people feel the spirit of those prayers. To let others know of our heart felt feelings through the prayer of each day. May God give comfort to those who have loss a great deal, I love you and pray for you.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Shake and Eggs

Got up this morning thinking I would cook up some pancakes and then did a yogurt fruit shake and some of the salsa eggs. I like making all kinds for fruit shakes, some with fruit juices and fresh fruits, some with home-made yogurt and fruit. If I need to add a sweetener I usually use Agave Nectar. They are filling by themselves, but today I just felt like salsa eggs.  For salsa eggs, I had some home-made salsa, added the eggs, shredded carrot, red bell pepper, salt and pepper to taste.

Years back when I first lived in Glendora, CA my neighbors made these eggs. Rae and Linda lived in a duplex next to us. Rae was the mom and retired, lived in the front duplex.
Linda, a school teacher was the daughter lived in the back one.  Good neighbors. Anyway, Linda got me started making these type of eggs, back then it was made with cottage cheese, chilies, ketchup, tomato sauce, shredded carrots, cheddar cheese, green onions, salt, pepper, Lawrys seasoned salt. Sometimes, if I have all the ingredients, I still make them that way, just don't add the ketchup anymore. Also I don't add the cheese until nearly done cooking, this way they are not as watery. I suppose you can make them most anyway, as long as you use some sort of tomato, or salsa, or sauce. Add what fresh veggies you want and season to your taste. They are right filling!
Now back to Rae and Linda. They use to live in Whittier, but when Rae's husband died they had this duplex and decided to sell their home and move into the duplex. Linda still worked in the Whittier schools, until she retired. Linda married while in Glendora, but it didn't last too long. We were all good neighbors and really they became like family to me. Rae's sister and father were also living close by. Rae's father and mother were born in Italy, so Rae did a lot of Italian cooking. My oldest daughter and I can still remember the smell of garlic when we walked into Rae's home. They loved when Cynthia was born (1971) and enjoy seeing her every chance they got. It was interesting that after I had moved to TX and then back to CA, got divorced (now with two daughters) and found out that little duplex was for rent (1979).  So the girls and I move back there and lived there for six years. Fun times! If I find a picture of that place I will add it to this post.
Everytime I make salsa eggs, I have a good memory of my friends, Rae and Linda.