Tag Archive: Comfort Foods

Chicken Pot Pie Casserole
Now remember, people….I made this at the Love Kitchen where we serve over 125 people every week and we use whatever it is we have on hand,  In essence, we wing it!!!  You can use fresh, or already cooked chicken…can vegetables or fresh…milk or chicken broth…it is your pallet to do what you like.  Seasoning is important.  S & P and thyme…some garlic powder, again, whatever you choose.
We had 20 cans of Pillsbury biscuits that we had to do something with, so we decided to make that the crust…but then we ran out and went to Bisquick.
So have a go at it….it is simple and it was GOOD!!!!
cans (10 3/4 ounces each) Cream of Chicken & Cream of Mushroom Soup ….or even Cream of Celery
2 cups of EITHER milk or chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed 
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 can mixed vegetables-DRAINED
1 can peas-DRAINED
1 can carrots-DRAINED
1 can sliced mushrooms-Drained
You can use corn, string beans, ….whatever is on hand!!! But DRAIN them
OR….you can use fresh carrots (2) celery(2 stalks) , onions ( med diced)  or whatever vegies,  and slice them  
2-3 cups of a  rotisserie chicken already cooked and cut in 1 inch pieces, or cook your own chicken breast, whole chiecken, whatever.. and chop them up…
package of Pillsbury Grand Biscuits or 10 regular refrigerated biscuits or even better, make some Bisquik Biscuits and to put on top of mixture.
             Preheat oven to 400 degrees
            ***If using fresh vegetables, saute them in pan with 1 TBS oil and saute until soft***
  • Stir the soup, milk, thyme, black pepper, vegetables ( that need to be cooked if fresh) and chicken in a large bowl, and mix with spoon,  then transfer to a 9×13 shallow baking dish
  • Add either the Pillsbury Grand biscuits or whatever biscuits you have in the fridge or make some Bisquick Mix ….whatever you prefer!
  • Bake at 400°F. for 20-25 mins, covered  or until the chicken mixture is hot and bubbling. Then take off cover and cook an additional 10-15 mins until biscuits have turned brown.
  • Take out and let cool about 5 mins and then serve.

Soooo easy and a great comfort food!


What better way to enjoy "comfort food"!!

Hearty Beef Stew

Serves 6


  • 2 lbs stew meat

  • ¼ c cooking oil

  • 1 ½ cups chopped onions (1 large or 1 ½ med onion)

  • 1- 16oz can diced tomatoes with liquid

  • 2- 10 ½ can of beef broth

  • ¼ c dry sherry or dry red wine

  • 1 TBS minced garlic

  • ¼ c chopped parsley

  • 2 TBS dill (dry is fine)

  • S & P to taste

  • 1 med size Yam, peeled and cut into bite size pieces

  • 3 carrots peeled, and sliced

  • 3 stalks of celery, chopped

  • 1 parsnip peeled and cut into bite size pieces


Brown beef in oil in large dutch oven or soup pot. Add all ingredients. Bring Mixture to a boil, then cover with tight fitting lid over med heat for 2-2 ½ hours until meat and vegetables are tender, stirring occassionally to avoid burning.

Serve with warm Artesan bread, a nice robust red wine…or a Negra Modelo!! The choices are endless!!!