Thursday, November 14, 2013

Squash House Kitchens...It's Not Just a Bakery!

That's my new saying around the house!  Kinda catchy, don't you think?  When the weather turns colder the kitchen heats up around here.  I try to keep Mr. Squash in baked goods throughout the summer (thanks to great air conditioning), but one thing cooked in the oven a couple of times a week is enough in our summer heat!

I don't know if you've noticed but I've added a new category on my sidebar under my blog feed.  It's called "Foodie Places I Frequent".  One of them is Simply So Good.  Janet is an amazing cook!  I make a lot of her recipes and each time I do, I find something new to make again and again!

Yesterday it was Janet's Chicken Pot Pies.  Oh my - were they ever good!  If you check out her blog you'll  notice that Janet is also a whiz at photography and what I call "food staging", which I'm not.  In fact, I decided to take these photos after we sat down and began to dig in!  Here is my smaller pot pie.  I used a little 4 ounce ramekin, just enough for me!
Here is Mr. Squash's larger pot pie.  Unfortunately there wasn't much on his spoon at the time, but trust me, there are big chunks of chicken, carrot and potatoes in each one!  The recipe made two more larger pot pies like this.  You can pretty much use whatever oven-safe container you like.  These will now become a staple in our household!  Do go over and check out Janet's blog if you can, and tell her I sent you!
I've been sewing quite a bit lately but still nothing I can show you!  How about some cute photos of naptime at the Squash House!  Gracie May is getting so much bigger and just loves her heated bed!
Sasha is Queen of the Couch!  She loves laying in a sunbeam anywhere, but the couch is the best!

I'll be trying another new-to-me recipe tomorrow.  Stay tuned!

14 comments:

PamKittyMorning said...

I love how long those cats look. The dinner looks delish. Very warm and cozy!

Stephanie said...

Mr. Squash could start a new career as a hand model! :o) Those look yummy and very photogenic too. But the kitties...they steal the show.

Jeanna said...

Thanks for another great 'foodie' blog recommendation. We LOVE chicken pot pie but my current recipe doesn't contain potatoes. I'll give this one a try.

Please give Sasha and Gracie May a pet from me :)

Tammy said...

Wow, those pot pies look devine. I might have to give them a try. Your kitties look very happy and relaxed. Mine have been chasing sunbeams as well, sadly, no sunbeams around here today. Hugs!!

Kaaren said...

Your chicken pot pie looks too yummy to pass up. Next stop...reading and copying the recipe. Looks like stick-to-the-ribs kinda food to me.

Love the photos of the girls. Too sweet.

pratima said...

Delicious looking dinner! Sasha and Gracie look very blissful in their favorite sleeping spots! These days I am like Sasha walking around the house looking for a sun beam ;-)

Michele said...

Oh, I'm going to have to try that! And try a heated bed too ;-)

Libby said...

Yummy. I feel like cooking has taken over in my life. I'm loving it but it sure has pushed quilting and blogging to the wayside.

Needled Mom said...

The pot pie sounds so good as the temperatures cool off.

Those cats look waaay too comfortable! I feel like taking a nap just looking at them.

Mary said...

I bookmarked the recipe. I already have those cute canning jars..

Quilt Hollow said...

Love gray cats so its a real treat to see yours. I'm trying a easy soup recipe for colder weather...if its a keeper ill share with you. I love chicken pot pies and am off to check out that site.

Janet Barton said...

Your pot pies look amazing. I'm so glad to see you are a fellow cat lover. I have three spoiled cats in my house. The pictures of your kitties made me want to snuggle with them. Thank you so much for sending folks my way. It's so much fun to have new friends.

Prairie Stitcher said...

This looks very yummy. I've put up some pie crusts in the freezer so I can do some of these when I feel the urge. Thanks, Candace. The kitchen IS one of the funnest places in the house......like the sewing room, only warmer, when the oven's on. Cheers!

-Susan- said...

Just discovered your blog on Pinterest...I'm hooked for life!