Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Relative Race, Baking Casseroles, and Recipe For Turkey Pot Pie

I had a great time at Patrick and Amber's last night. We had a delicous supper, brownies and ice cream for dessert, and Amber introduced me to Relative Race

Relative Race - Season 5

By chance, has anyone else here watched it? Oh my goodness! I love it! 

Relative Race is one of those reality tv game shows with a prize of $50,000 riding on the line, but, it's so much more! Four teams search for family members that they've never met before. It might be people who were adopted as children, or those that grew up in single-parent homes, that are searching for biological parents or other family members. They go on this crazy, ten-day race all over the country, following instructions, facing challenges, meeting relatives, getting many surprises and blessings along the way. It is great fun and really pulls at the heart-strings! After I finish the season that we started last night (Season 5), I want to go back and watch the rest of them!

This morning I got up and put together a couple of casseroles. These will be used as lunches and quick suppers over the next several days. 

Baked Rigatoni With Pepperoni

I made a small (two-serving) baked rigatoni with turkey pepperoni and a turkey pot pie with a celery seed drop biscuit topping. I will share the recipe for it with you here today.

Turkey Pot Pie With Celery Seed Drop Biscuit Topping


1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 3/4 cups chicken broth
2/3 cup milk
2 cups cut-up cooked turkey (or chicken)
1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas and carrots 

(Note: I didn't have frozen peas and carrots, so I used fresh carrots, sliced thin, and 1/2 cup canned peas.)

Heat butter over low heat until melted. Blend in flour, onion, salt, and pepper. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly; remove from heat. Stir in broth and milk. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Stir in turkey and vegetables. Pour into a 9x9x2-inch pan that has been sprayed with pan spray. Top with celery seed drop biscuit dough (recipe below) and bake at 425 degrees for 30 minutes.

    Drop Biscuit Dough

1/3 cup canola oil
1 3/4 flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
3/4 teaspoon celery seed (optional)

Mix ingredients together with a whisk and drop by tablespoonsful on top of chicken and vegetable mixture in baking pan.

Now that I'm done in the kitchen, I'm going to go to work in the Van Gogh room for a while. That's what's going on this afternoon at my house. What's your Wednesday look like?

Until next time...

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  1. I've never heard of that show but it sounds extremely interesting. Your food both looks and sounds amazing.

    1. Thanks, Jean! And, yes, it is! I've binge watched Seasons 5 (the first season I saw at daughter and son-in-law's), 2, 3, and am ready to start 4. I can't find Season 1 anywhere. Anyway, it's fun and, at times, heart-wrenching. I am really enjoying it!


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