What A Better Way to Say Goodbye, Than with Chicken Pot Pie!


What exactly does that mean? Well, this will be GOLDNgrasses’ last post. These past three years have taught me so much, I honestly can’t even begin to go into it all. But a few things that really stick in my mind would be – learning how to blog (duh, but super awesome) + Pinterest is everything + marketing/branding + and of course the business relationships I have forged. And what better way to do a farewell post, than with one of my favorite business partnerships that came from blogging- Yes Chef and our #YesChefFavorites.

 

 

 

Why I’m I closing down GOLDNgrasses? More on that later, for now, let’s dive in to a mouthwatering + scrumptious + comfort food that is an absolute favorite in our home…. Mini Chicken Pot Pies!! And for dessert, some sugar cookies to play tic-tac-toe with.

Mini Chicken Pot Pie


I specially made this recipe for my food loving middle child. He truly has a passion for food, and is always the one helping in the kitchen. Its a crowd pleaser and kid approved!

4 Cooked Chicken Breasts

2 1/2 Cups frozen Mixed Vegetables

1 Cup Non Fat Greek Yogurt

2 Cans Low Fat Cream of Chicken Soup

1 TB salt + pepper

Frozen Puff Pastry

Directions: Set our puff pastry to thaw. Preheat oven to 400. If chicken is raw, cook at 350 for 25 minutes. Cute into bite sized pieces. Mix together all ingredients in bowl except puff pastry. Scoop into individual tins or into a baking dish.

Roll out pastry and cover individual tins or baking dish. Cook at 400 for 35 or until golden brown and flaky.

Sugar Cookie Tic-Tac-Toe


And what kid friendly meal would be complete without some delicious cookies?! Funny enough, this recipe was one of the first posts ever on the blog! Love how it’s come full circle. For this recipe, I made a few fun tweaks so it can easily be incorporated into Valentines Day. Follow the same recipe below, with just a few tweaks to how they are put together.

1 cup sugar
1 cup butter
3 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
3 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
strawberry jam
icing sugar
Combine first five ingredients. Stir in remainder. After you have prepped your dough, cut out into circular forms. Spread just a dab of strawberry jam in the center. Cut another round cookie, stamp with one of these amazing NORDIC WARE All Season Cast Cookie Stamps   and then place on top.
I then used a Pampered Chef crimper to crimp the edges together. This made them look like mini pies, but is not necessary. If you want to play tic-tac-toe with your cookies, make sure you have at least a few of each pattern made! You want to be able to get a winning match! Chill for 10 minutes. (very important to harden butter) Bake at 400 F for 12 minutes.
Note: My oven tends to need more time. Add time in one to two minute intervals.
Cool, mix together a tablespoon of jam with 1/4 icing sugar and dash of water or milk. Spread over top thinly, so you can still see the design.

 

Continue the directions for chilling and baking.

Tic-Tac-Toe Printable + BIG Announcement


Next, download our free Tic-Tac-Toe printable for your cookie game!

I know some of you might be thinking, but why join a newsletter list that won’t be relevant anymore? Well, the big reason I’m closing this creative outlet, is because I’ll be focusing full time on my business called HUED. A natural creative play company that has been the fruition of all my learning I’ve done while blogging. It’s like these last three years have lead up to it, and feels like a natural next step. At first I thought I’d be able to be both, but it’s become pretty evident that HUED is were I need to be putting my creative focus.

So, the newsletter. It will still be happening, but under HUED. You’ll receive special info on sales + discounts + blog posts. yes, blog posts! While not as often as here, we will still create great content for all your Hue Dough play time + natural play tips and more.

It’s also where we will continue to announce our art workshops. So stay tuned! We have so many excited things to share.

OK… lol so while you wait on this new transition, play some cookie Tic-Tac-Toe!

#YesChefFavorites | Essential Items for Your Kid Friendly Feast


Wow, my last #YesChefFavorites! So crazy. It’s ben absolutely so incredible working with the staff at Yes Chef in Downtown Abbotsford. Even though this is my last sponsored post here with them, I’ll be sure to pop in to say hi and to shop from their amazing selection. And of course attend their cooking classes! Last weeks sourdough workshop was so incredible!!! Can’t say good enough things about it.

Anyways, as I’ve already mentioned before, the NORDIC WARE All Season Cast Cookie Stamps .  was a staple for these recipes. While the puff pastry got in the way of the stamped designs, it would work great on pie crust. And as you saw, the designs turned out beautifully on the sugar cookies. I can’t wait to keep pulling these out.

The other staple item, are the individual cupcake pans. So cute, and so useful. The kids, loved having their very own portion, and made it easy to pack lunches later. There isn’t a specific link available for them, but you can find them on the back wall near the workshop station.

So THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for all that followed along here. I so appreciate it, and I hope you continue following along with HUED on Instagram and our new website (coming soon)

Farewell GOLDNgrasses!

Here are a few recipes to take with you. Make sure you print them off, as the website will be shutting down.

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