Party Like It’s 1919 Casserole Contest

Party Like It’s 1919 Casserole Contest

This event was co-hosted by the Faulkner County Democratic Party and Faulkner County Democratic Women in honor of the centennial of Arkansas’s ratification of the 19th amendment, giving women the right to vote.

Honorees were awarded suffragette sashes for their contributions to local politics and community.

  • Marion Baker,
  • Mary Acklin,
  • Sue Ozment Jones, and
  • Linda Tyler.

The main event of the evening was the casserole contest with one unique rule: The recipe must include at least one ingredient that was readily available between 1910 and 1919!

Linda Tyler won the Casserole Contest, and was awarded a hand-crafted cutting board from Cadron Creek Craftsman.

Winning Recipe: Cast-Iron Skillet Chicken Pot Pie

By Linda Tyler

6 Skinless/boneless chicken thighs – chopped in 1-inch cubes

3 stalks celery – chopped

1 medium onion – chopped

1-pint mushrooms – chopped

1 pkg. puff pastry – use refrigerated (if frozen, thaw completely)

2 teaspoons Mustard Powder

2 teaspoons Thyme

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

2 Tablespoons flour

3 Tablespoons butter, divided use

½ cup heavy cream

1 ½ cups chicken stock

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees

In cast-iron skillet sauté chopped chicken in one tablespoon butter until done.  Set aside in bowl. 

In same skillet sauté onions and celery in one tablespoon butter until soft.  Set aside. 

Sauté pkg. mushrooms with one tablespoon butter until soft.  Add onions, celery, chicken, mustard powder, Thyme and pepper. Stir together with flour until flour coats all. 

Add ½ cup cream and 1 ½ cups chicken stock.  Stir and cook over low-med heat until slightly thickened.  Turn off heat. 

Place puff pastry on top of ingredients in skillet (I fold over my puff pastry before I put it over the ingredients so that it will fit better). With sharp night cut a small “x” in top for steam to escape.

Bake at 375 degrees until pastry is puffed and golden brown. 

Special Thanks to:

  • Tippi McCullough for being a great guest speaker,
  • Harry and Steven Lance for providing traditional folk music,
  • Cadron Creek Craftsman for our grand prize, and
  • All of our door prize donors.
This post was written by
Meleah is the Communications and Technology Chair for the Faulkner County Democratic Party.

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