Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Works-for-me Wednesday

This is my first Works-for-Me Wednesday contribution! How fitting it is one concerning food... Anyone who knows me, knows of my love for refrigerated dough. Not however, for the uses that it was originally intended for. I cannot tell you the last time I served crescent rolls as actual rolls, but the last time I used crescent rolls was Saturday night in a taco pie. Alas, taco pie has more than five ingredients, so it did not make the cut today. Instead, I am offering up 2 of my other favorite refrigerated dough recipes. Now, if you have some grudge against refrigerated dough, you may certainly substitute your own made from scratch dough, but I can't promise it will be as good.

Quick & Easy Cinnamon Rolls

1 roll of refrigerated biscuits (8-10 count)
1/2 cup sugar
2/3 stick butter
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla

Bake biscuits according to package directions until they just start to brown (about 6-7 minutes). While biscuits bake, combine sugar, butter and milk in saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and boil for about a minute. Add vanilla. Sprinkle partially baked biscuits with cinnamon and pour liquid over the top of them. Return to oven for another 2-3 minutes or until brown. Serve immediately.

Chicken Pot Pie

2 refrigerated pie crusts
1-2 cups cooked chicken, diced (or if you're really in a crunch, 1 can of chicken)
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can Veg-All (or used any leftover veggies you have on hand)
1/4 cup sour cream

Grease bottom of pie pan and unroll 1 pie crust in it. Combine in a bowl chicken, soup, Veg-All, and sour cream. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Pour mixture into pie crust, and lay 2nd pie crust on top. Crimp the edges and cut slits in the top of the crust for vents. Cook in a preheated 350 degree for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.

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  1. Hi Gina, I'm new too! I make the same filling for pot pie but just use biscuits on top... going to try the pie crust trick now!!

  2. Your pot-pie recipe is really similar to mine! I've never tried sour cream in it though. I might try that next time :o)

  3. You picked a great time to join. This is my favorite WFMW so far! I have a similar recipe to your chicken pot pie and my husband was just asking me to make it for him the other night for our 18th anniversary next Monday. It was the first meal I ever made for him when we were dating. I am like "City". I have never added sour cream. I think I may try your recipe!


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