Monday, January 25, 2010

Brotherly Love

We had Jared and Lynn (my husband's brother and his wife) over on Sunday. They came to church with us to try out our ward, then they stayed for dinner. Lynn and I tried a new recipe that turned out to be so good. I am so glad I am finally cooking and it's turning out well!! I always pick recipes that say "easy" or "simple," or "quick" in the title though. This one was called Impossibly Easy Chicken Pot Pie. Yes. It turned out so yummy.

Lynn made to die for cookies for us and we were all bulging we were so full. Lynn and I ended up just watching a movie by ourselves while the boys played a crossword on the two iPhones in the bedroom. (they were plugged into the power source).

It is always so cute how Jared and Gideon always get so excited to hang out and have so much fun just the two of them. They are brothers and they are the best of friends. I think we'll always have to live close to each other so that they can see each other enough. Sometimes I feel like Lynn and I are mom's setting up a play date. "We can cook while the boys play." It's the funniest thing. It's also dangerous though. Jared and Gideon look very similar from profiles and from the corner of your eye. Last week, Lynn came up behind Gideon and grabbed his shirt saying "I'm hungry. . . " She thought he was Jared. And last night I realized I was stroking the wrong man's ankle with my toes. It was Jared. He thought I was just losing my balance or something. Ha ha. We always laugh so hard about it. Hopefully those are our only two incidents. But we love having Jared and Lynn over and I'm so glad we live close to all of our wonderful family!

Oh, and just in case anyone wants to give it a try, here's the chicken pot pie recipe. It was really easy and super yummy!

1 2/3 cups frozen mixed vegetables

1 cup cut-up cooked chicken
1 can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 cup Original Bisquick mix
1/2 cup milk
1 egg

1. Heat oven to 400*F. Mix veggies, chicken and soup in ungreased glass pie plate, 9x 1 1/4 inches
2. Stir together remaining ingredients with fork until blended. Pour into pie plate.
3. Bake 30 minutes or until golden brown.