Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Chicken Pot Pie

I discovered while indexing my recipes that this recipe somehow was not viewable on my blog. It was posted long ago- but disappeared through thin air. Thankfully, I had it saved, so here it is again. It's a favorite of mine and is great for fall when the cooler weather comes.

I consider chicken pot pie a comfort food. Something about flaky crust filled with warm, savory filling is comforting.

So if you want to be comforted here is the solution.

Cook veggies in a pot with the chicken until soft.

Then set aside while you make the sauce.

Once sauce is thickened return veggie mixture to pan and stir.

 While the filling is cooking make your pie dough and
have the pie crust ready to fill.

Roll out the rest of the pie dough and cover your pie.
Make several small slits in the top for the steam to escape.

I had little dough and filling left over so I made these little guys.

 Just thought you would like to see the mess behind a recipe I post.

Ready to enjoy.

Comfort food for you.

Chicken Pot Pie


  2 cups of flour
2/3 cup Crisco plus 2 Tbsp
1 tsp. salt, rounded
5-6 Tbsp. cold water


8 chicken thighs- cubed
1 cup diced carrots
1 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup diced celery
3 Tbsp. butter
Sprinkle with seasoned salt and pepper.

4 Tbsp. butter
1 medium onion, sliced thin
1/3 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 3/4 cup chicken broth
2/3 cup cream

Mix together flour and salt. Cut in Crisco and mix with hands
until crumbly. Add water and knead until dough sticks together.
Roll out half for the pie bottom and use the
remaining dough for the top. Use a 10 inch pie pan.

In a saucepan combine butter, chicken, carrots and celery. Sprinkle 
with seasoned salt and pepper. Cook for 10-15 minutes or until carrots 
are soft and chicken is done. Add peas and cook for a 5 minutes- 
don't overcook or peas will get mushy and loose their color. 
Set mixture aside.

Melt butter and add onion, cook until onion is soft. Stir in flour, salt and pepper. Slowly stir in chicken broth and cream. Simmer until thick.
Add vegetable mixture and stir until combined.

Fill pie crust with filling, you may have a little left over
to eat plain or fill 2 mini pies. Cover the top with your other
rolled out crust and seal the edges. Cut away excess dough.
Make several small slits in the top so steam can escape.

Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.
Cool 10 minutes before serving.


p.s. Just curious if anyone uses this recipe? 
I wonder how many of my recipes have disappeared.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A sweet little family

 Sorry for the posting drought. I decided to take a little break from blogging. It's nice to have a breather once in awhile. I try to be mindful and not let blogging take over more important things in my life.

My sister and her husband were here over the weekend for a funeral. She has been wanting some photos of their little family. So I snapped a few for her.

 She really wanted a picture of them kissing Caleb,
but Caleb wasn't fond of all the smooching.

Big boy, 8 months old. His father claims he will walk in a month.
We will see.

A sweet family indeed.

Silly, silly boy.

Come again soon!

Saturday, August 3, 2013


Today I took some photos of my cousin, Maggie's children. I have photographed them since they were little tots. It's fun watching them grow.

 Miles isn't big on smiling, but his cuteness makes up for it.

 Danielle is becoming a little lady.