Wednesday, August 28, 2013

On Miley Cyrus and Chicken Pot Pie

Could I have picked two more random and opposite things to talk about today? I mean, honestly. 

And I'm well aware that the VMAs were on Sunday and it's now Wednesday, but I needed some time to stew on what I was going to say about Miley's performance {if you can call it that}. 

It all boils down to this: I feel very, very sorry for her. That performance told me beyond a shadow of a doubt that she's desperately crying out for love and attention and is acting out because she's not getting it. 

I hear people saying, "What happened to the sweet little Miley? The 'Hannah Montana?'" I thought that, too. But then I think that she was so young when that show started, likely very influenced by her family, and she's now seeking attention in the only way she knows how -- much like a toddler does -- by acting out. 

I thought her performance was trashy, uncalled for, disgusting, and frankly, makes me wonder about the world my children are going to grow up in if this kind of trash is already uncensored on TV. I think she needs to grow out her hair, put some clothes on and quit that "twerking" business, understanding that Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga already have done this act and it's old. 

I want Miley to realize that the love, attention and praise she's seeking will never, ever come from this world. Romans 12:2 says, "Do not conform to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is -- His good, pleasing and perfect will." In other words: "You will never influence the world by trying to be like it." I also think she needs to realize that the only person who can truly, truly give her the love she needs and is so desperately wanting is God. Galatians 3:26 says, "For you are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus." As my Grammy always says to us, "Remember who you are and whose you are: you are a child of the King." 

I'm going to get off my soapbox now, but if I have to see "twerking" down here, I'm going to get right back on it! 


Now, on to more comforting things. Like Chicken Pot Pie. 

I've blogged about this chicken pot pie before, but I think it warrants another post because it is just that good

Now that my appetite is back, I've been craving comfort food. You know, beef stroganoff, chicken spaghetti, chicken pot pie...things that are relatively easy, comforting and remind me of home. 

So, when I was {and still am} burnt out on Pinterest recipes, I pulled out my trusty spiral notebook, which, at one point or another, I wrote down all of my favorite family recipes. Through the years, I've scribbled new ones on pieces of paper and taped them to the back of already-full pages and printed some off and shoved them in the back of the spiral. 

And one of those was my mother-in-law's "homemade" chicken pot pie. 

This is one of Brandon's favorites, and it's a bonus that it's also easy to cook. And when he tells me, "It tastes just like my mom's!" it makes it a straight winner. 

Here's the recipe:

-1 lb. chicken breasts, boiled and shredded
-1 box of two Pillsbury pie crusts
-1 (8 oz.) container sour cream
-1 can Veg-All
-1 can cream of potato soup
-1 can cream of chicken soup
-Salt and pepper, to taste

-Boil chicken breasts for 30 minutes; remove and shred using a hand or stand mixer. While they're boiling, take the pie crusts out of fridge and set out to make easier to handle. 
-Stir together: shredded chicken, drained Veg-All, soups and salt and pepper. 
-Lay one pie crust on bottom of greased pie plate. Pour mixture into pie crust. Top with other pie crust and pinch together to seal. Poke holes in the top to vent. 
-Bake for 30-40 minutes at 375*. 


1 comment

  1. no comment on the whole miley thing - you pretty much nailed that one. sigh. oh how far she's gone since the day we saw her front row at the houston rodeo...ha.

    i'm also definitely going to try that recipe - if you like it, i know it has to be good!!


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