Thursday, February 28, 2013

A&E Sponsored Duck Dynasty Party!


If you live in Louisiana...or the South...or pretty much anywhere nowadays, you've probably heard of Duck Dynasty which airs on A&E. The show is based in West Monroe, Louisiana (which is north of me) and it follows the redneck adventures of the Robertson Family. I can call them rednecks because I am one. =) They run a multi-million dollar Duck Call business but yet somehow manage to stay down to earth. They are Christians and each show wraps up with them at the dinner table, blessing the food. It's a good clean show with no worries about language or content, so even our 4 year old can watch it.

Season 3 started last night and to celebrate, my friend The Coupon Queen threw a Duck Dynasty premier party! Here are some of the highlights.


We got our party pack from Houseparty.com. They offer party packs and we were one of only 1000 people to receive the Duck Dynasty party pack. Woot!





She catered the party with delicacies like Gumbo, Boudin, a homemade Praline King Cake, Camo cupcakes decorated with ducks, and lots of sweet tea!




Dress code was camo (of course) but in this area, most people have deer hunting camo, but hey, it worked.



We really enjoyed the masks and beards that came in the party pack.


And we honed our duck hunting skills with nerf guns and targets we taped up around her house!



All in all, we had a blast! This kind of party is right up our alley...might even revisit some of these ideas for my daughters birthday this year. I even got "liked" by the OFFICIAL Duck Dynasty Instagram account. I was so excited!!

Every one was HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY, JACK!

Chicken Pot Pie Tutorial

My husband never requests a particular dinner. Even when I want to cook him something really special and all he has to do is name it...his answer is always "Whatever you want, it's all good!" Sigh. So, when he specifically requested Chicken Pot Pie for dinner, he got it. Homemade crust and all! And sorry I didn't take picture as I went, I totally forgot!

Chicken Pot Pie 

Ingredients

One recipe for Homemade Pie Crust
3 cups cubed chicken breast
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 container of sliced mushrooms
1/4 cup butter
1/3 cup of flour
2 1/2 cups chicken stock
1 10oz bag frozen mixed vegetables

Cook the mushrooms, chicken, and onion in the butter, until chicken is cooked through. Then add all the other ingredients and cook until bubbly and thickened, stirring frequently. Season with cajun seasoning (like I did) or salt/pepper. Once it's nice and thick, pour the filling into a 9X13 baking dish.


Roll out the pie crust into a large rectangle, and cover the filling with the pie crust, cut slits to allow the steam to escape. You can decorate the edges with a pretty border with the left over dough.


Bake the pot pie at 400 degrees for 30-45 minutes, until the crust is golden brown.