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The Best Chicken Pie Recipe Ever

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Creamy chicken pie to die for

I have always been interested in attempting to make a chicken pie. I recently had this at a friend’s house for supper and I was hooked. It was delicious. I got the recipe out of her and tried it the very next day. The result was all I had hoped for and more. Lucky for you, I have decided to share the creamy chicken pie recipe in order for you to experience its magnificence for yourself. It is a quick and easy recipe that takes 20 minutes to prep and another 12 minutes to cook.

The creamy chicken pie recipe is fun and attractive to kids as well as adults. It is perfect for supper, and a great picnic treat. Even though this chicken pie is perfect for those cold winter nights it makes for a good treat all year round.

You will need the following ingredients to start making your creamy chicken pie:

  • Olive oil
  • 1 kg of chopped chicken thighs
  • 1 chopped brown onion
  • 3 tablespoons of plain flour
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • Half cup of water
  • Half cup chicken stock
  • Half cup milk
  • 2 sheets of shortcrust pastry
  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 1 lightly beaten egg
  • 300 g can corn kernels
  • 8 bacon rashers
  • 6 mushrooms
  • 1 chopped leek

Preheat your oven to 200 degrees. Cook your chicken pieces in oil and then remove them from the pan. Add oil and saute your onion leek and garlic. You can now add the bacon as well as the corn kernels and mushrooms. Fry until bacon is fully cooked. Continue by returning your chicken to the pan.

The next step is to mix the water and flour in order to form a paste. Add the paste, stock and milk to the pan and stir. Leave it to cook for about 10-15 minutes.

Line a round 20 cm pie dish with shortcrust pastry. Add the chicken mixture and top it off with puff pastry. Remember to cut a small air hold on top. Press the edges of the crust around the pie pan to seal and trim excess pastry. Brush with egg and place in the oven to bake for 30 minutes.

“Food, like a loving touch or a glimpse of divine power, has that ability to comfort.”

I think careful cooking is love, don’t you? The loveliest thing you can cook for someone who’s close to you is about as nice a valentine as you can give.

Happy cooking!

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This article originally posted on: www.first-for-women.co.za and reposted with permission.

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10 Signs that show you may suffer from Fear of Failure

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The Signs for Fear of Failure

Nobody likes to fail but for some people the fear of failure presents such a substantial psychological threat, that their motivation to avoid failure surpasses their motivation to succeed. This fear of failure causes them to damage their chances of success.

How Can fear of failure be a Psychological Threat?

Failing provokes feelings such as disappointment, anger, frustration, sadness, regret, etc. But these emotions don’t trigger full blown fear of failure. It is not actually failure that is feared, but it is essentially a fear of shame. Failing makes some people feel deep shame.

Shame is a psychologically venomous emotion because instead of feeling guilt or regret, we feel bad about who we are as people. Shame gets to the core of our ego’s, self-esteem and emotional well-being. Shame makes it urgent for those who have a fear of failure to avoid the psychological threat with ways to alleviate the implications of a potential failure eg by buying unnecessary new clothes for a job interview instead of reading up on the company.

The 10 Signs: Fear of Failure

If these signs are characteristic of you, study this issue further:

1. Failing makes you worry about what other people think of you.
2. Failing makes you worry about your ability to pursue the future you desire.
3. Failing makes you worry that people will lose interest in you.
4. Failing makes you worry about how smart or skillful you are.
5. Failing makes you worry about disappointing people.
6. You tend to express that you don’t expect to succeed, to lower their expectations.
7. Once you fail, you can’t imagine what you could have done differently to succeed.
8. You often get last minute aches and pains that prevent you from completing the task.
9. You often get distracted by other tasks that are not urgent.
10. You tend to procrastinate and ‘run out of time’ to complete your task.
What to do about a Fear of Failure

The primary problem is that a fear of failure operates on an unconscious level. There are two ways to conquer the means by which fear of failure can influence your behavior:

1. Own the fear. Accept that failure makes you feel fear and shame. It can help prevent unconscious efforts to sabotage yourself.

2. Focus on aspects of the task that are in your control. Brainstorm ways to reframe aspects of the task that seem out of your control, to regain control of them.

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Ref.: http://www.psychologytoday.com/

This article originally posted on: www.first-for-women.co.za and reposted with permission.

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Oscar Pistorius: A Look at his Life

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Oscar Pistorius arriving at court

What the people in Oscar’s life revealed about his character

Just a while before that tragic evening when Oscar’s life changed forever, he spoke to Mr. Bill Schroder, former head teacher at Pretoria Boys High School which Pistorius attended. Schroder wonders how the pressure Oscar was under all the time, affected his mind and reported that Oscar said  on occasion it would be so nice just to be ordinary.

Pistorius experienced huge trauma at age 15, when his mother died. Oscar, his older brother, Carl, and younger sister, Aimee, were much closer to their mom than their dad, according to Schroder. To lose their mother in an already broken home, must have been hell to cope with.  It was a critical episode of his childhood and Pistorius battled to come to terms.

Did he ever process it or is he still carrying emotional scars and the fear of losing the woman in his life? Would Oscar have been a different man if he had had a closer bond with his father to set the example? Or is it a case of like father like son, as far as relationships with women are concerned, except that Oscar would rather shoot than separate?

Schroder is of the opinion that the spotlight may have been too bright for Oscar. Fame brings power and power corrupts. Did Oscar Pistorius want ultimate power?

The materialistic Oscar

Pistorius loves material possessions, such as expensive cars, luxurious homes, race horses, exotic animals and trendy clothes. Was a girlfriend or more specifically, Reeva Steenkamp, seen as one of his possessions?

Uncle Arnold Pistorius reportedly said that Reeva and Oscar had plans together. Did Reeva know about those plans? Arnold also implied that Oscar was happier in his private life than he had been for a long time. So, before Reeva, was he unhappy for a long time?

Dr. Versveld, his orthopedic surgeon said he warned Oscar to cut down on his activities. He did everything that everyone else did. Was that a case of being driven to impress or trying to keep up with the latest beat? What is/was chasing Oscar Pistorius?

Relations with the opposite sex

Trish Taylor, mother of Samantha Taylor, an ex girlfriend of Oscar is glad that her daughter was not in his clutches any more. Could it be that Pistorius held her captive in some way and what did he do to Sammy? Reportedly, Sammy knew all about Oscar’s dark side and told a newspaper that he wasn’t the way people thought of him. What kind of person is he?

Reeva Steenkamp was supposed to give a speech to schoolchildren on the day she died at the hand of her lover, about an abusive family relationship she experienced.

Was it abuse that ended her life?

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More about Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius: Behind the Glitz & Glamour
Oscar Trial: Blerry Rude, the Cop & the Cricket Bat
 

 

 

.Ref.: http://oscarpistorius.com/

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