Cheesy Chicken Pot Pie is comfort food at it's finest. It's a great dish all year round. It's so easy to make. No need to mess with a pie crust. It's a recipe the whole family loves and it makes a lot. SO DELICIOUS.
Each year, over 17 million kids are treated at a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
In 2010, my sweet little Mason was one of those kids . . .
My mom was bathing my 8-month-old son Mason and after she finished, she had me come over and look at his neck. It looked like he had swallowed a golf ball and it was sticking out the side of his neck.
(The lump is on the left side in this picture- it was hard to get him to hold still so I could take a good picture of it! He was a chubby baby, so he didn’t have much of a neck! Ha ha!)
We watched it for about an hour and felt that it was getting larger right before our eyes. We rushed him to the emergency room and after an CT scan, they determined that there was something large growing in his neck. It was growing at such a rapid rate that it was going to block off his airways completely if we didn’t do something to stop it immediately. The hospital we were at was not equipped for caring for such a small child, so they put us in an ambulance and rushed us to the nearest children’s hospital, which was Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah (about 35 minutes away from where we were).
We arrived at Primary Children’s around 2 am. They didn’t waste a minute starting many tests, medicines, and blood work. My little Mason was tied up to so many machines and wires; he only had about a 2-foot radius in which he could move around and spent many long hours in this crib.
A couple of hours after surgery. Thank goodness for binkies!
The amazing doctors and nurses ruled out cancer and other scary things, but discovered that it was a lymph node in his neck that had filled with a Staph infection. They were hoping to shrink the lump on his neck with strong antibiotics, but after about 8 days of medicine (and 8 long days in the hospital), they decided that they would have to surgically remove the lump.
Hangin’ out with Dad in matching head gear.
After a short and successful surgery, the lump was gone and two days later, Mason was able to return home.
We had to change Mason’s bandages a few times a day and he had to wear this lovely headpiece for a couple days afterward. Because of the wonderful staff at Primary Children’s Medical Center (which is one of the 170 children’s hospitals in the Children’s Miracle Network), our little boy is alive and well today. I will forever be grateful for them!
Although we were only in the hospital for about 10 days, they were a very long 10 days. I was so tired of eating at the hospital cafeteria and fast food . . . it was so nice to come home and be able to eat delicious home-cooked meals (many friends and family members brought us some of the yummiest food I have ever had!).
You don’t realize how much you take a home-cooked meal for granted until you can’t have it!
In honor of May is for Miracles and the Children’s Miracle Network, I wanted to share one of my favorite “comfort food” recipes. This recipe for Cheesy Chicken Pot Pie is easy to throw together and would be the perfect meal to make for a family or friend who could use a little comfort in their life. 🙂
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You’ll be surprised at how easy this chicken pot pie is to make. The Buttery soft crust is on top, with the veggies and chicken on the bottom.
It makes a lot so you’ll be able to enjoy all of the leftovers! We loved having it for lunch the next day.
how to make Cheesy Chicken Pot Pie
First, you need to check out the simple ingredients in this pot pie. We love all of the fresh veggies.
Basic and simple ingredients that you usually have on hand, and then you end up with one amazing dinner.
Layer the cooked chicken, sliced carrots, peas, and potatoes in the bottom of the dish.
Sprinkle cheese on top.
In another bowlmix the soup, broth, and milk in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Pour soup mixture over veggies.
Stir the biscuit mix and milk together in a bowl. Pour the batter over the casserole.
Lightly sprinkle garlic powder over the soup mixture.
Drizzle the melted butter over the biscuit topping and bake until golden brown. About 30-40 minutes.
Cool for a few minutes and then serve warm. This can easily be eaten as leftovers. To store leftovers, cover with foil and place in the fridge.
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