Bitter cold, snowy, icy, icky, gloomy, gray days require a little more TLC to warm the heart and soul, and nothing cures the wintertime blues like a big ol’ chicken pot pie! 😀
My hubby had been over next door visiting his buddy, Wally, and they got talking about food. Well, next thing ya know, they all said that they’d love it if I’d make them a chicken pot pie the next time I happen to make one! We were just finishing up some homemade meatloaf and I said as soon as that was done and gone, your wish will be granted! 😀
I couldn’t hardly wait to make a couple, as we, too, hadn’t had it in quite some time! Sooooo, two chicken pot pies coming right up! 😀
The day I planned to make them, we got our first real snow. It was one of those beautiful snows that looked like the world was one giant snow globe and some one shook it really hard. And there I was. In the kitchen with a soft glow of light from my “pretty lamps”, snow coming down heavily turning everything white – – making chicken pot pies! It was like a real-life Norman Rockwell kind of day! Even the neighbors said the same thing!!! And Phyllis was THRILLED when she got home from work to see a whole chicken pot pie was waiting for them! Plus half of the cornbread to boot! And both were still warm!! I know! Right?!!
Crazy fun day!!
Both pot pies cooling, along with my Apple Spiced Cornbread to split with the neighbors! 😀 Going to be a DELICIOUS supper! 😉
As always, (sometimes I feel like a broken record), but please add whatever veggies you like! Swap them out or double-up on another. Just make it how you like it! Don’t want to add the cream? Just add extra milk. It’s easy to customize recipes for your own taste, so just have fun! 😀
The purdy one for the neighbors! 😀
Before you fret over thinking that two pot pies are going to be way too much, lemme tell ya what happened at BOTH households. The neighbors, who are light eaters compared to the hubs (and me, too, sometimes!), ate half of their pie that first night!
Aaaand – – we did, too!!!
So believe me, if there are even just two people in your house, and you want leftovers for a couple of days for lunches and suppers and such, you’ll want to just make two and it WILL get eaten! 😉 You can always chance it and make a half of a batch (one pie) and freeze the other half of the cooked chicken….but I wouldn’t if I were you! Ours was gone way too fast!!
So here’s a seriously good way to make a great chicken pot pie from scratch that doesn’t rely on canned cream soups and frozen veggies. Everything is fresh and natural, as it should be. It’s nice and creamy-thick and doesn’t run all over the place when you slice into it, too. If you like it thinner, though, you can always add just a small amount more of milk, cream or stock.
So don’t buy those awful frozen ones, or take unnecessary and unhealthy shortcuts using pre-made products. Once you make it from scratch, you won’t want to ever go back!
Hope you all enjoy, and have a most wonderful day!! ~Kelly
P.S. Don’t be scared, it’s not hard to make. 😉
For Chicken and Stock:
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