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Shared From Lynz Real Cooking : Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie From Lynz Real Cooking

Oh does this recipe look spectacular. Check out the homemade pie crust. The only thing I would add is corn. I love corn in pot pies. Comfort food at it’s best.
Lynz is a new -to-  me blog that has become a favorite already.
Down home cooking.
I have learned a lot about cooking in Saudi Arabia and other places . Different cultures. Different ways of cooking.
Wonderful photos showing how to make the dish.  Please check it out.

lynz real cooking

I have been making Chicken Pot Pie for the past 15 years and it is definitely a family favorite. I decided to put small pieces of broccoli and guess what, it is now a favorite vegetable for my kids!

Ingredients

One double pie crust of your choice–(see recipe)

1 Chicken breast cut into small chunks, boil until done and drain water, set aside.

2 carrots, peeled and sliced.

1 bunch broccoli cut into chunks

1 Potato, peeled and cubed

1 small onion chopped

1 stalk celery, sliced

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup flour a little less not level

1/4 tsp. basil

1 tsp. salt (estimate)

dash of black pepper

1 1/2 cups water mixed in pan on stove with bouillon to make broth

1 1/2 cups milk

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Wash, peel and cut all vegetables, boil them or cook in the way you desire, set aside.

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Posted in . Our Neck Of The Woods, Early Days With Danny In Florida, Our Life

From Our Neck Of The Woods: Early Days With Danny In Florida: Most Before I Moved There Permanently

Danny and I Bok, Tower Gardens, 2005 Early Days Danny worked there as a gardener.
Danny and I
Bok, Tower Gardens, 2005 Early Days
Danny worked there as a gardener.
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Early Days With Danny In Florida: Most Before I Moved There Permanently.

Posted in . Our Neck Of The Woods, Nature and the Great Out Doors, Rolling Meadows Ranch

This Is The Rolling Meadows We Fell In Love With : Part One In A New Series : Our Life Together

This Is the first of a series of photos and stories of  our life on Rolling Meadows Ranch….
A story of our love for each other and the park service .
I will also be updating this post for awhile yet.

Danny and I on the swamp buggy. Our Shadows.
Danny and I taking off on the swamp buggy.

Rolling Meadows Ranch is just a small part of what I refer to as Our Neck Of The Woods.  Danny and I have shared a lifetime of memories in the 7 years we have lived on Rolling Meadows Ranch. We went from living in our RV full time to restoring the old Cracker House to finally living in it.
This is Rolling Meadows Ranch we fell in love with even before we moved there from Lake Kissimmee State Park .
Please join me as I  take us on a photo tour of the early days on Rolling Meadows Ranch,
No seat belts required. You may get a mite dusty.

DSCN1010 DSCN1009Rolling Meadows Ranch was a working sod farm when the state first bought the property back in the early 2000’s . The sod farm continued to work it until January 1 , 2009. Danny and I moved to Rolling Meadows in December 2008.
We lived in our RV on the other side of the road from where the house is. Right next to the old mobile home.
Before we ever moved over there Danny and I would drive ALL OVER the property. Miles and Miles of criss crossing paths . You could drive for hours and we did.

DSCN1007 DSCN1000These photo’s are where the sod field once were. By the time we moved there and they moved out: part of the NATURAL RESTORATION had already begun. It was a wondrous time for us. A chance few people really had. We new what changes were being made. What the Action Plan was. How things were going to change.
for us, we were in love with each other and this piece of land. 


DSCN0999 DSCN0997We saw  birds of all kinds. I wish You could see all the birds that were around. So many tiny ones.
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The picture above is of  yours truly.  I was actually working that day. Picking up trash.

DSCN0990 DSCN0989The bottom photo shows one of the many paths were use to drive on.  If you look close enough at the second photo here with the weeds…you will see evidence of HUMANS being here. I picked up over a 100 large trash bags of plastic bottles and cans and other trash during the first 6 months we lived there. I was volunteering there all the time.
DSCN0988 DSCN0983I have other photos  even earlier than these. By the time the photos here were taken we had long since moved over next to the old house. Still in the RV.
The feather shown above is from a Roseated Spoonbill. It is pink in color.
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DSCN0980 DSCN0976One of the many intersections .                                              Another intersection.
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DSCN0954 DSCN0946It was just beautiful here. Heaven on earth. At least for Florida. You can see the ditch between 2 sod fields. Many of those have been plowed over.
That is part of the Huge Restoration Project going on there. Water  Management and The Florida Park Service.

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Posted in . Our Neck Of The Woods, A Daily Post Prompt, About Me., Ally's Kitchen, Blogs I love, Danny, Depression, Just Me and My Thoughts, Lupus and Fibro, My Fuzzy Brain, My Ramblings: About Me, Obstacle Course, Procrastination, Sarah's Attic Of Treasures

From An Aspiring Writer : “Obstacle Course” In Response to A Daily Post’s Writing Prompt.

“Obstacle Course”.


He writes a short but good article on Don’t Let Your Perfection Become Procrastination.
Check it out…… Please don’t forget to look at it after reading what I have to say.

MY Daily Post’s Writing Prompt : Obstacle Course
My life is an obstacle course.
Just getting out of bed is an obstacle course by itself.

What holds me back?

What do I procrastinate about and WHY?

Dishes and other housework…..Lupus and Fibro Most of the time…
Because I really DON’T WANT TO DO THEM AS                                                                            WELL.

Mowing the grass                          Lupus and Fibro
SUMMER AND THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY
Lawn mower is broke
TOO WET To MOW
I’ll do it tomorrow

Walking                                            Lupus and Fibro
My Ankle won’t support my walking.
SUMMER AND THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY
Wishing Danny would walk with me.

THERE IS A LADY AT THE PARK THAT WOULD MEET                                                             ME IN THE MORNINGS AND WALK WITH ME…..
I PUT OFF EVEN CALLING HER

Why did I do that?                         PROCRASTINATION.
DEPRESSION
FEAR ??????
Why Fear?:                                         Fear that I would slow her down and make her NOT                                                                      want TO WALK  WITH ME

I have let Depression and Lupus and Fibro Rob me of my life.

Danny is another reason why I have become the way I am.
I need to take control of my life once more.
Sarah

Posted in . Our Neck Of The Woods, About Me, Danny and I, Lupus and Fibro, Our Everyday Ordinary Life

Sunday From Sarah’s Recliner – August 9, 2015 (AN UPDATE)

Tell me what exciting things or what boring things you are doing today, Because I am about to tell you all of mine.

Is any one just having a relaxing day/
Is any one just having a relaxing day/

Seriously, I would love to hear what your day/ weekend is like.
I missed going to church again.
Hugs from Sarah

View from the enclosed porch
View from the enclosed porch. Another Dark and Gloomy Day. 

Good afternoon from Florida. It is 2:06 PM and I have been up for 2 hours. Yes, that means I didn’t get up til NOON.

Fibro/
Fibro/

Today was one of those day when a simple shower was a challenge to take and I still have had the energy to get up  and hang my towel up….My hair hasn’t been combed.

Not from today
Not from today
A quick job of making the bed
A quick job of making the bed

I went to bed last night at 1AM. I would have gone to bed earlier but Danny and I were watching a good movie TOGETHER in the living roo. It’s been so long since that had happened that I wasn’t going to spoil it and say:” Honey, Not tonight. I’m going to bed.”
We watched American Sniper.

American Sniper
American Sniper

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Chris Kyle served 4 terms overseas.
Danny and I have watched many interview related to this movie before last night.
I really enjoyed watching the movie,  Although I had to close my eyes during some of it.
It would have been nice to have shared a few minutes of conversation about the movie .
Instead  Danny wanted me to watch a video of an interview with Chris Kyle on his computer……Not in the living room where I can be comfortable. The interview was almost an hour long. We had watched it before.

It was already 1 AM.
I SAID no. I really didn’t want to watch it “TONIGHT’.
Danny said “Ok” and off he went.

I have been trying to get him to watch a movie with me for months. We use to do it almost nightly. I told him that was too often and he got upset. So no more movies in the LR. I have watched a few in his computer room on the laptop. We watched lot’s of “Sarah, come and look at this…..You gotta come now”…..interviews and news events and whatever he is watching at the time… STUFF.
BACK TO THIS MORNING/AFTERNOON
The cat made a mess with the hay. All over the floor.

I walked into the kitchen this morning and there was hay all over the floor.
I walked into the kitchen this morning and there was hay all over the floor.
Mr. Bojangles  Guess who Pulled out all the hay?
Mr. Bojangles Guess who Pulled out all the hay?

Would it KILL Danny to take the BROOM and at least move it out of my way when I walked into the kitchen to make HIS Breakfast?
I get a little irritated when I don’t even get a Thank you for fixing Danny’s breakfast for him …..Even when he knows I am not eating as well.

Today is going to be one of those days.
Today is going to be one of those days.

I am trying to sort through about 300 messages on one of my email accounts. I am 3 days behind with a lot of them. I had already sorted out about that many and put away to read later.

I have food blogs I want to visit
I have food blogs I want to visit
There are so many wonderful blogs and pages I never have time to visit any more.
There are so many wonderful blogs and pages I never have time to visit any more.
I have posts and stories I want to write.
I have posts and stories I want to write.

Later…will never come….I may read a few.
I can’t keep up….No one can.

I have another email account : more blogs and pages I read from Facebook…..
I have over a thousand messages there. I haven’t been there in days…

From Debbie Reynolds Facebook _Oh So Shabby By Debbie Reynolds.
From Debbie Reynolds Facebook _Oh So Shabby By Debbie Reynolds.
 Mr. Bojangles I want to play with the cat.
Mr. Bojangles I want to play with the cat.
I want to have FUN.
I want to have FUN.

I need to do the dishes.  I still need to put away the dishes from the last time I did them.

Needing to do the dishes again.
Needing to do the dishes again.
I need to CLEAN the KITCHEN
I need to CLEAN the KITCHEN
I have places I long to visit.
I have places I long to visit.

Sadly, I don’t get a chance to visit Facebook much. Forget Twitter….or any of the other media places.

ON A GOOD NOTE:
My mind is clearing up a bit so I can think better.
I have all of you to keep me company.

AND IT’S NOT RAINING. YET.
Sarah’s Smiling.
Love
Sarah