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Monday, March 26, 2012

Blustery Day & Journal Swap




What a blustery day! 
The kind that reminds me of Pooh Bear and his friends hanging on for dear life! 

The wind has been blowing in tumble weeds from 3 counties over today! And the dust is flying for sure. Not the prettiest of Spring days. Sure to stir up some allergies.

 Living out on the plains, I never feel too comfortable when these Spring winds and storms kick up. But I did manage to go outside and un-stick piles of tumbleweeds from the bases of the bushes.


Be free tumbleweeds! It's kinda fun!


I been working on a little quilt project for a swap.
 I have never done any kind of quilting and decided this would be a fun way to wet my feet.
I love to visit all my blogger buddies blogs that quilt and look at their talent.

is the Swap Mama of this fun swap. 
She has the greatest blog so you must go visit her!
She set me up with my partner
Another great quilter that I can learn so much from!
Please visit her as well.

Now look at this pretty journal covered in a little chicken theme!
Karen sure figured out what would make me smile from ear to ear, Yes this is such an adorable cover.
She made this block of the hen and it is way too cute!
Don't you just love the fabrics? Great color choices, Karen!
Yes, that is chicken wire print.
Oh, my!!!

 Look at the print on the back. A chicken yard!
Thank you Karen, you are so sweet.
I just love my chicken themed Journal Cover!!
I want to show a picture of the cover that I made for her as well!
I am really proud of myself,
because this is my first time piecing and hand quilting!
Karen was so encouraging to me on this swap project!


 And here is a picture of the inside.
Thank you both Cheryll and Karen!
I really enjoyed this project and the swap!

Many Blessings,
Little Susie Home Maker

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Little Susie Home Maker's Simple Chicken Pot Pie



It is still a little cold in the Spring and a Chicken Pot Pie hits the spot just right.
I want to share with you my very simple recipe that will be a keeper for those days you want an easy homemade pie. It will make your family happy, and a dish you can be proud to serve.
Now this Susie Home Maker likes to keep things simple
so you will be happy to know this recipe only has 5 ingredients! Yes, that is it!
That is because I take so many short cuts.
Also, you can have this made from beginning to end in under an hour.
So here it is:

Little Susie Home Maker's 
Simple Chicken Pot Pie

  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 pkg Country Gravy mix (the kind used for biscuits and gravy)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 small 12 oz pkg of frozen mixed veggies (peas, carrots & corn)
  • 1 pkg of refrigerator crescent rolls

Preheat the oven to 375* F.
In a large skillet, start frying the ground chicken over medium heat. You can add 1 Tbs oil or water if you wish. When no longer pink, add the gravy mix, and stir in well to coat chicken. Then slowly add the two cups of water a little at a time, while constantly stirring. Keep stirring over medium heat until a gravy forms. Then add the package of frozen veggies. Stir in all together and leave in pan, but turn off the heat.
Place four mini cocottes, or individual sized stoneware baking casseroles on a cookie sheet. Divide and spoon the pie filling into the cocottes.
Now on a clean surface divide the crescent package dough into 4 sections. Use a rolling pin or your hand to flatten dough into four circles, big enough to cover the tops of your pies. With a knife, cut two slits in the middle of each dough top. Pick up and place the tops over the pies. 
Bake in oven for 16-18 minutes.

Serves 4

I hope you enjoy my pictures.
The red cocotte is from a pretty set my older sister gave me for Christmas. The Covered Hen Casserole is a gift from my younger sister for my last birthday. The red dish is from a set my husband bought for me when we recently finished remodeling our kitchen!
Wow, I just noticed that the fork is from a set I keep for special occasions that my parents gave me a few years ago for my birthday! Now, I did buy this vintage looking table cloth myself! Ha ha!
 They all know I love Red and Chickens! Thanks for my pretties!
Check out her Rednesday Party!
I am also Linking with a new party, Share Your Cup Thursday
at Have a Daily Cup from Mrs. Olson!

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Blessings,
Little Susie Home Maker



Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St Patty



I sure hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful St. Patrick's Day. I am part Irish, and think that this is a nice day to celebrate our Irish heritage. Started the day by making shamrock pancakes for the kids! They thought that was a fun thing to do. Did you make any fun green foods today?

I also want to give a peek at something pretty.

Something I have made from these pretty squares. I am finally taking a plunge into my interest to learn to quilt. This is a first step in that direction. How exciting!

Well, it is a busy day and we are enjoying some much deserved sunshine. I pray you all have a very happy weekend!

Now off to get my shamrock pizza! Yes, I am taking the easy way out tonight!

Many Blessings,
Little Susie Home Maker

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Pretty Yarn


Hello everyone! I hope this finds you happy and healthy.
I want to show you the pretty yarn that I bought.
I liked the colors, happy and cheerful, 
but still not to bright or harsh.
My idea is to make a quilt.
I start by making 100 circles for my 100 square quilt!
This is going to be crochet.
Here you see my progress so far with round two on most of the circles.

Wish me luck!
This is a big project for me. 
Never have done something to this effect.

Blessings to you!
Little Susie Home Maker