Life update: I've decided to go vegetarian. For a time a least. My whole life I've been an animal lover. I grew up on a dairy farm (with farmers who loved their animals, but that's a post in and of itself), loving my cows, helping to raise farm dogs, and taking care of kittens that would get dropped at the farm. For as long as I can remember, I've been drawn to any and all animals.
Recently, I read a quote that said, "If you eat meat you love pets, not animals." That really struck a piece of me and made me think. It upset me that dogs and cats are euthanized, and rightfully so, but I gave no thought to animals who were slaughtered for my consumption on a daily basis. I just kept thinking about how their they have emotions, lives, value, just like a pet, and it made me realize that it's not so different. Why should a sentient being have to die to help sustain my life when I can get this sustenance elsewhere? So to make a long story short, I decided to give up meat. Or to give it my best shot, in the least.
I tried to forgo meat a while back and lasted about a week, but I feel different this time. I've been researching more, actually being conscious of the protein I need to consume, and investing in meat alternatives. I understand that going meat-free isn't feasible for everyone, but one meat-free day a week can make a huge impact if we all join in! We can make it a challenge. :)
This recipe is one that I can whip up in no time, is meat-free, but is still a southern style comfort food that's a staple of my childhood. Who doesn't love a good pot pie, even if it is meat free?
What you'll need:
2 packages of crescent rolls
2 12 oz. packages of frozen mixed vegetables
1 10.75 oz. can cream of mushroom
1 10.75 oz. can cream of potato
Mixed dried seasonings (I used a mixture of Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and garlic powder)
What you'll do:
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Lightly oil 13x9 dish.
Open one package of crescent rolls. Form rolls to make a crust in the bottom of dish. Season roll crust with dry mix to your taste. Cook for 6 mins.
While crust is baking, mix frozen veggies, soups, and seasoning (to your taste) in a medium-large sized pot. Heat on medium-high temperature until the mixture is warm.
Add soup/veggie mixture to crescent roll crust dish.
Open second package of crescent rolls. Create top crust layer over soup/veggie mixture.
Cook pie for additional 15-20 minutes until crust is golden brown.
What's your favorite veggie recipe? I'm definitely looking to up my list!
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