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You Moved Into Your New Tres Lagos Home in McAllen, TX. What’s Next?

November 15, 2017

It’s is always an exciting time when you move into your new family home!

The smell of a new house, new furniture, linens, and home accessories brings a huge smile to everyone’s face. You might want to make a checklist to make sure that all tasks have been done so there are no delays. Here are a few things to add to your checklist: your utilities and electricity are setup, alarm system is working, house is safe for little children, and that your house is clean before moving in your furniture.

After all the hard work of cleaning and getting every room organized, you might want to make some time to go visit your neighbors. Your new family home in Tres Lagos is surrounded by many play parks for your children to meet other neighborhood kids to grow up together with. While children are running around and laughing on the swings and slides, the adults can try out the exercise equipment that is near. Instead of always working out at the gym, you may want to change things up and do your workouts outdoors.

During the fall season, many like to stay home to keep warm in the comfort of their house. This makes it the best time of year to whip up a scrumptious casserole and take it to your neighbors to introduce yourself. How about making a chicken pot pie? Before you prepare your chicken pot pie, be sure to get a dish that your neighbor can throw away so that way they won’t have to return it back. By buying a few ingredients and following these quick steps, it will be ready in no time.
Ingredients: 1/3 cup unsalted butter, ½ cup chopped celery, ½ cup chopped yellow onion, 1/3 cup (about 1 ½ oz.) all‑purpose flour, 2 ¾ cups chicken broth, 3 ½ cups of chopped cooked chicken, 1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen mixed vegetables (thawed), 3 hard‑cooked eggs, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon black pepper, and 1 large lightly beaten egg for pastry.

Step 1: Preheat oven to 400°F. Melt butter in a large heavy saucepan over medium‑high. Add celery and onion, and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 6 minutes. Add flour, and cook, stirring constantly 1 minute. Slowly stir in both. Reduce heat to medium, and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Stir in chicken, vegetables, hard‑cooked eggs, salt, and pepper. Transfer the mixture to a lightly greased 11 x 7 inch (2‑quart) baking dish.

Step 2: Place the pastry on a lightly floured surface, and roll out into a 1/8‑inch thick rectangle. Cut pastry into ¾‑inch wide strips, and arrange strips in a lattice design over the top of the chicken mixture. Lightly brush pastry strips with beaten egg.

Step 3: Bake in preheated oven until golden brown and bubbly, 35 to 40 minutes.
The neighbors would be delighted that you took the time to make this delightful meal. When dropping off the casserole be sure to invite the family over to come visit your new house.

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