chicken pot pie

some of my friends have decided to have a weekly dinner party. every week we switch off making the meal. this week was the first time we did it & we decided to go first with chicken pot pie & peach cobbler!

the chicken pot pie called for:
1 lb chicken breast
1 c sliced carrots
1 c green peas
2-3 small potatoes or 1 c celery
1/3 c butter 
1/3 c chopped onion
1/3 c flour
1/2 t salt
1/4 t salt
1/4 t pepper
1/4 t celery seed
1 3/4 c chicken broth
2/3 c milk.
2 pie crusts 
we used a deep dish pie for the bottom & normal for the top
heat your oven to 425
in a large pot, combine chicken, carrots, peas & potatoes. add water, cover & boil till potatoes are soft. remove from heat, drain & set aside.
in the saucepan over medium heat, cook onions in butter until soft & translucent. stir in flour, salt, pepper &celery seed. stir in chicken broth & milk. simmer over medium-low heat until thick. remove from heat & set aside.
place the chicken mixture in bottom pie crust, pour hot liquid mixture over & cover with top crust, seal edges & make small slits along the top.
bake in oven for 30-35 minutes.

the original recipe found for chicken pot pie called for celery & celery seed. not everyone wanted celery so we substituted the celery with potatoes & we couldn't find celery seed.. so we used celery salt. also! instead of boiling with water, we used chicken broth to add more flavor & thickness. last but not least, before putting into the oven, we coated the top pie crust with egg yolk to get a golden brown color on top. 
it's delicious. & really easy to make. the trickiest part was adding the top pie crust without it breaking, but it's possible! 

what i wore {halloween editio}

the past few weeks have been kind of busy.. & i just keep forgetting to take pictures cause i'm usually on the go from moving stuff and running to pick up things i need. but i do have one picture! so hopefully it'll suffice! 

i am linked here & here
check them both out to see other blogger outfits!

dress & jacket: forever 21
tights & jewelry: j.crew
headband: anthropologie 
shoes: seychelles
life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
-neal donald walsch

murder mystery

last night i went to a 20's themed murder mystery dinner party & it was so much fun. everybody was assigned characters with a background story & secret information that we weren't allowed to tell anyone until we arrived. everyone was really into it, everyone had great costumes & really got into character. it was crazy to hear about everyones character stories & what information they knew after the party.. there were so many side stories happening that i had no clue about. my role was baroness ravioli, father of don "big jim" ravioli. big jim was the first one murdered so his murderer was who we were trying to figure out. it was really fun. i found 2 weapon cards so i even got to murder people. we could black mail, pay people off,  whatever we wanted to receive information. in total the game took a little less than 2 hours, and was completely worth it.  
 we played in an apartment building that requires a key, or for you to be buzzed into the elevator that opens right to the apartment. right by the end, the elevator door opened and in the corner was a naked baby doll that was distorted & partially melted. everyone was freaked out & couldn't figure out who it was or how they got into the elevator. a few minutes later someone came running through the apartment with a hockey goalie mask and hoodie. of course all of us girls screamed, and some of the boys looked nervous but a few of them were in on the prank & laughing. turns out it was one of the hosts brothers & his girlfriend playing a prank on us. pretty good. 
the whole gang
tayler {guilda gusieppi} & nate {capo "toto" tequilla}
ashley {vicky ravioli} & jake {sly sleaze}
the ladies of the evening 
grayson {u.s. congressman darrin toosteal} & brittany {mary toosteal}
austin {inspector "the nose" nutella} & me {baroness ravioli}

Werewolf Bar Mitzvah

i have a couple of friends who always say the line from this song whenever something spooky happens & it always makes me laugh. plus i find this clip hilarious.