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!