Monday, October 22

TA-DA!



I prepared my first ever chicken pot pie - almost from scratch! When Renn and Tiff were here last weekend, cooking up a storm, Renn told me to use the leftover chicken soup to make pot pie. On Saturday, I bought canned peas and a can of cream of chicken/mushroom soup, added it to chunks of leftover chicken and the vegetables that Renn had cooked in her soup (carrots, celery, onions), and then added some spice and some snipped bits of fresh parsley, and 1/2 cup chicken broth and voila! I had chicken pot pie. The soup made a very good gravy, and although it isn't as low fat as it ought to be, I decided to splurge.

I confess to using store-bought crusts, and the only thing available was the store brand. It was not quite as good as the brand I like - but it was acceptable. Mr. kenju ate it and asked for seconds, even though he started dinner with this....."This is the third day in a row I've had chicken." This low fat/low salt diet is not sitting well with him, but he has to like the results of it, which are noticeable if he looks in the mirror.



P.S. That pretty pie up there is not mine, but it was nearly like that!

30 comments:

Bob-kat said...

That pie sounds yummy and if Mr Kenju asked for seconds despite it being chicken again then that has to be a good review!

Grannymar said...

I'm starving!

Looks delicious.

Please send some over this way.

Granny Annie said...

Did you tell him that tomorrow would make it FOUR days in a row? LOL

trinamick said...

You know, I've heard chicken pot pie travels well through the mail. Just sayin'...

Evil Twin's Wife said...

Yum! I love recipes where you can incorporate leftovers and use things up.

Maya's Granny said...

Does Mr. Kenju like spicy things? If he does, that is one way to deal with the blandness of a heart healthy diet.

Kristi said...

Wow. Impressive. And I've always found pastry crusts very difficult to make, so I think you were smart to buy them.

Thumper said...

Oh man, that looks as good as it sounds...

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

WEll, Congratulations my dear! I applaud you and admire your bravery and tenacity! Ut sounds quite scrumptious, I must say...! YUMMY!

The smoke is in the air because of the winds and because there are so very many fires....I can smell in my house....The air is terrible, but not what it would be if you were right there in it....It is quite worrisome, these fires. The conditoons are going to continue through Wednesday, they say..HEAT, WIND, LOW HUMIDITY, and everything is bone dry from no rain for almost a year, except for a tiny bit...hardly worth mentioning...! OY!

Claude said...

well, it does look yummy, doesn't it?

moon said...

Hmm, looks delicious...and I don't make my own crust either lol.

Betty said...

It looks very tasty. I'm going to try to make one some day soon.

Diane Mandy said...

oh my! that looks so yummy! and I am not saying this just because I've eaten fried schnitzel all week. it looks really great!

maria said...

My sister makes the best chicken pot pie in the world. Whenever she visits with me, we cook a large chicken and make lots of pot pies that we freeze for later.

I can cook them too, but I'm kind of a lazy cook.

Marie

PI said...

The simple meals are the best. The kids cooked sausage and mash tonight. By golly it was good:)

rennratt said...

I am so glad that it turned out well!

I opt for store bought crusts, as I am unable to create one that stays together AND doesn't taste lie shoe leather.

You can do the same thing with the beef roast. It makes a nice change of pace.

rennratt said...

Also, tell Mr. Kenju that we will return soon to make ALL BEEF dishes.

And some vegetarian.

Shephard said...

God, that photo makes me hungry! I love pot pies. Practically lived on Banquet pot pies and top ramen as a teenager! lol Sounds absolutely yummy.
~S :)

Mildred Garfield said...

Looks good to me. I won't mind having some of that pie in my freezer.

Some nights I have a steak, bake some fish or heat up leftovers from a restaurant. The only time I really cook is when I make a big batch and freeze individual portions so I don't have to cook, just heat and eat!!

WordWhiz said...

I use the store-bought crusts too. But now that I'm doing the organized starvation plan known as Weight Watchers, Chicken Pot Pie is off the list.

I'm sorry I've not been around much. I really have been praying for you regularly. (Just as the big guy. No, I don't mean Hoss.)

Hope you're doing well, Judy.

Smiler said...

Yum! I love chicken pot pie! Might have it this week actually...

www.photo-effe.com said...

that looks as good

rosemary said...

Doesn't need a picture...it sounds delish!

Laura said...

That looks delicious!!! And you're not alone, I use store bought crusts all the time. Mrs Smith makes some good ones.
They're a good substitute if you don't have time to bake!

Suzz said...

How well I know the low-salt regimen, but I’ve found some creative alternatives by substituting herbs and spices. Try Herbs de Provence for meats and chicken, and Mrs. Dash’s new chipotle pepper for almost everything. Penzeys Spices (penzeys.com) has an assortment of no-salt seasonings, Golden Flake has salt-free potato chips and some health food areas have salt-free blue corn chips. Del Monte has a line of salt-free canned goods and you can even find salt-free canned mushrooms. For a quick meal, dice and sauté left-over chicken breast, mushrooms, onion, garlic, celery, any kind of pepper and seasonings of your choice in a generous portion of olive oil. Serve over rice or pasta. The ingredients flavor the oil and coats the rice or pasta like a sauce. Once you get used to the low-salt diet, highly salted foods taste terrible and send you running for water.

Jamie Dawn said...

YUMMY!!
I've never made a homemade chicken pot pie.
You've inspired me to give it a try!!
My family would LOVE that!!
Tell Mr. Kenju that I said for him to STOP complaining about you fixing too much chicken!!
Doesn't he know that you COULD be plopping microwaved fish sticks in front of him??

Cris said...

This happens to be one of my favorite American foods and every time I visit my host mom makes chicke pot pie for me!

Weary Hag said...

Ohhh that looks yummy and I'm sure the one you made was just delicious. I could tell you many stories about the change of diet that went on in our house too. We've managed to stick pretty closely to it over these four-plus years since Ed's first attack. Not easy. However, yours truly still grabs a handful of M&Ms whenever she gets to wishing for a smoke. It's showing all over my body, believe me!

Carmi said...

This has always been one of my favorite foods: a veritable meal in and of itself.

Suddenly, I find my stomach grumbling. I wonder why :)

Hi from Michele's on this cold, dreary afternoon. I hope it's nicer where you are!

carli said...

One of my goals in life is to make a pot pie from scratch. I will also probably use a store bought crust.