Friday, October 17, 2008

Problems With Portion Control.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Chicken Pot Pie for Two...small Guatemalan villages.

Happily, it tastes really good because we'll be eating it for a while.


vince said...

That looks good. If at any time you are so inclined, a recipe of said delicious Chicken Pot Pie, please feel free to do so.

vince said...

OK, I'm tired, and that didn't make sense. But I think you know what I mean.

Random Michelle K said...

Vince, try this recipe:

It's for Turkey Pie, but it's really really really good.

The three of us will it a large pan in two days. We'll be sorry we did, but we'll do it anyway.

Nathan said...

I rarely "recipe". (Can I verb that?) I just kinda threw this together.

1/2 chicken boiled/steamed in 4 cups of water.

BIG pinch of salt...maybe 2.

after chicken was cooked pull it out of pot and start adding veggies.

1 carrot
1 parsnip
1 potato
2 celery stalks.
1 can of peas (itty bitty one)
1 can of corn (itty bitty one)
other stuff if you like.

1 small jar of "chicken gravy"

Shred the chicken back into the mix when it's cool enough to handle. (no knives involved...barbarian tearing required.)

Simmer for 1/2 hour to reduce. Add corn starch til properly thick. (If you're not used to using corn starch, disolve it in COLD water, get the pot boiling and stir in a little at a time. WAIT until boiling again to make sure you're not making bricks.)

Pour the stuff into dish. Cover with store-bought crescent dough.

25 minutes or so at 375.


Nathan said...

And those are two really different recipes. Pick which one sounds good.

Also, BTW, I meant to use chicken stock instead of water but forgot. It's probably better I didn't 'cause this had plenty of flavor. (I didn't strain the chicken grease which is where most of the flavor is anyway.)

Random Michelle K said...

Yes, yes they are.

Most people look at the Turkey Pie recipe kinda funny.

Then they try it.

It's pure comfort food for me, although the peaches do come out of the oven approximately the temperature of the sun.

vince said...

Thanks to you both for the recipes. I've saved them both and intend to try them both.

Of course, now I'm hungry.


Oh well.

Anonymous said...

Mmmm... chicken pot pie sounds good. The return of comfort food to the menu is one of the things I love about fall. :)