Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Comfort food for a cold May evening

 When I was in Oklahoma recently, I wanted to cook something for dinner that might taste good to Mom.  She had been in the hospital almost a week, hadn't eaten for half that time, and was at the mercy of the hospital "room service" the rest of the time.  I looked in the refrigerator, found a rotisserie chicken and some cooked carrots, and thought of chicken pot pie.  Not having a memory for recipes, I searched online and ran across a blog that was talking about the Marshall Field's Cookbook.  On the cover was a picture of our dinner!

The recipe for the pot pie was included in the blog and I adjusted it a little for the ingredients at hand.  It was delicious!  My next website to visit was Amazon.com where I ordered my own copy of the cookbook.

Yesterday was an unusually cool and breezy day for May and, once again, I thought of chicken pot pie for supper.  And, once again, it was wonderful.

The secret to the flaky crust is that it uses butter, and plenty of it.  

I froze most of the recipe in these cute little dishes for us to eat later.

This is the one we ate last night.  And even though it was good on a cool May night, I am pretty sure we will enjoy it on a hot July evening, too!

Here is a link to the recipe on the the Simply Recipes website.  I used chicken breasts instead of a whole chicken and substituted dried thyme instead of the fresh.  I didn't use the sherry or the fresh parsley, either.  Okay, maybe I just used the idea of this recipe :)

Bon Appetit!  (I just watched Julie and Julia again.)

1 comment:

  1. I've been craving pot pie and have not had a recipe. Thanks sis!!