Now you may ask what does baking and Spring cleaning have to do with each other? I’ll admit, it’s a bit of a twisted path. Well, every first Thursday I spin with my friend Deb. In my mind, in order to play( without feeling guilty), I need to cross a few to-do’s off my perpetual list, ya know, check my e-mails, straighten up after the kids, etc. The task at hand for yesterday (Thursday) was defrost & clean the freezer in the basement. I like to do this chore about now – while it’s still freezing outside (as I stack up my ice chests outside while de-icing the freezer) – and it’s an opportunity to take note/inventory of what’s actually left in the deep-freeze. Somehow, stuff always get pushed to the back and forgotten.
I’ll cut to the chase…while I don’t do lots of web surfing (nor do I ‘get out’ much), one of my absolute fav places to ‘visit’ is Carole’s Country Store Blog. In my opinion, she is an amazingly talented woman, artist, historian, photographer…you may visit her here http://017924b.netsolhost.com/ccblog/ I guess I’m a secret admirer and honestly enjoy my regular rendezvous with Carole as if I were visiting an old friend! Probably sounds corny!!?
Carole’s recent post included a picture (simply mouth-watering!) and a link to Ina Garten’s chicken pot pie. Since I was cleaning out the freezer, I had all the ingredients necessary to try this recipe! YUM!
I actually divided the recipe into two baking casserole dishes…one for dinner and the other would be nice to take to family or friend in need?
As for my spinning ‘date’, I was so busy in the basement cleaning the freezer, my friend came and left…thinking I was not home!!!!! Silly Deb, just give a holler and come on in!!!!!!!