Wednesday’s Words + Bread & Wine

It’s time for another Wednesday’s Words with Martha Kate & the gals, but today I am especially excited to also be joining Rachel for our monthly Bread & Wine discussion.

To catch you up a bit, The Bread & Wine Project is a recipe link-up of sorts. It’s a time for us to come together & discuss the book Bread & Wine by Shauna Niequist while also sharing our favorite dishes and desserts! For more information visit Rachel’s blog to learn all about it!

Today I am sharing with you a little recipe that is quick, convenient  & delicious! 

This time of the year I love warm, wholesome meals – just like this Turkey Pot Pie!

What you’ll Need:

2 Pie Crusts

1 can cream of chicken soup

1 can of diced new potatoes, drained

1 bag of frozen mixed vegetables, thawed

1 1/2 – 2 cups Turkey or Chicken, cut

Spray a pie pan & line with one of the pie crusts.

Mix all your vegetables, meat, & cream of chicken soup in a large mixing bowl. You may want to add salt & pepper or your favorite seasonings also.

Add the mixture to the pie pan with the crust.

Cover with the remaining pie shell. 

Make sure to the press the two pie crusts together along the edges of your baking dish. 

Using a knife, make four slices in the top of the crust.

Bake according to the pie crust directions. Generally it takes 20-25 minutes to get the crust golden brown.

This month’s discussion from the book is:

How do you balance convenience & slowing down in the kitchen?

Convenience in the kitchen can look different for me everyday. Most days, it means the crockpot. I’m not even kidding, y’all! This time of the year I am putting stuff in the crockpot two or three times a week. Harvest is crazy around our house so having a hot meal at a certain time is almost impossible. But throwing something in, in the morning means it’s ready at dinner time – or after if Luke is home late.

Convenience can also look like quick frozen meals, carry out, or delivery – no, that’s not in my kitchen, but it’s more about the table in my opinion. Meals – whatever form they are – are meant to be shared with those we love. The conversation, the living life thing – that’s what really matters.

For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them.” Matthew 18:20

My favorite way to slow down in the kitchen is to have help. Whenever we have friends over & I am cooking or I ask Luke to join me with the meal preparations, I always slow down. We are usually chatting about our day or sharing stories about the people we know. It’s a great way to be present & slow down your usual crazy kitchen routines.

Another thing that’s slowed me down in the kitchen is choosing harder, more tedious recipes. They’re not easy (or convenient cough cough) but they challenge me & create a sense of pride when they’re done! Not to mention those are always the best dishes anyway!

Hebrews 10:24-25 says: 

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

My prayer is that my home & my tables would be a place where we stir one another to love & good works. Wether it be over a quick meal or one prepared for hours by fiends – we are to meet together & share God’s blessings.

How do you bring convenience to your kitchen? 
How do you slow down? 
What are you doing to encourage each other in the process?

Frankly my dear…it’s a balancing act!

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  1. Katie Kashner
    October 8, 2014 / 10:52 am

    I so need to be reading this book & linking up with you guys! Ah, maybe one day. But yay for Wednesday's Words! It's one of my favorite link ups now! Hope you're having a great week, Jenni!

  2. Robyn B
    October 8, 2014 / 3:47 pm

    mmm! i love turkey & i love pot pies so this is perfect!!

  3. Nina @ Flowers in my Hair
    October 8, 2014 / 4:16 pm

    I would love to have that for lunch! But you are right, when people join me in the kitchen, I slow down too!

  4. Martha Kate Stratton
    October 8, 2014 / 9:48 pm

    My mouth is watering, and I want to make this right now! Looks so yummy! Slowing down in the kitchen is something I have been working on even though it is hard to not opt for easy sometimes. It is amazing what the Lord has taught me through slowing down in the kitchen!