Monday and pot pie…
Mondays come at us so quick, don’t they? I no sooner get the weekend started and POW, Monday’s back. I woke this morning wanting to cook, almost as soon as my feet hit the floor. Once the kids were on their way I got out my pots, cutting board, and sharpest knife. I decided to whip together a mean pot of Pot Pie, I can’t remember the last time I made a batch of it. Living in Arizona these last 2 years, I really didn’t think about making it.
I boiled 4 chicken breasts with the skin, and as some of you know, raw meat disgusts me. BIG TIME..After I boiled the chicken I laid it aside and would deal with it later . I chopped half a bag of baby carrots, and an entire bag of celery and added it to the broth. I boiled the mixture for 30 minutes or so, then added chicken broth and about 6 medium potatoes. Then I closed the lid and aloud that to cook for a long while.
let the smells begin..
At this point it’s really starting to smell delicious. After about 45 minutes I peeled the chicken from the breast, and let that to simmer. There was a ton of meat from just these 4 breasts. At this point I’m ready to make the dough. I had been waiting for this part because today I was going to be making my own dough. I was very anxious for this part.
I mixed the flour, salt and baking power together. Then in a separate bowl I mixed 2 eggs and a tiny bit of water. I added a little more water then necessary, which was perfect. I put both egg mixture and flour together, and then mixed the dough with my hands. I rolled the dough out, which ended up thicker then I thought, but it made no difference. The dough made tons of squares, and because they turned out so well, I made another batch of the dough. It was perfect.
I had completed thePot Pie, and now it’s time to let it simmer. The dough plumped up a little bit, which makes the dough squares thick. The strands of chicken are everywhere, the carrots and celery are colorful and the juices are just right. I’m super pleased with how it turned out.
My house smells delicious, and there’s a huge pot of Pot Pie on the stove. Tons of left overs~
I hope you enjoyed reading today, thank you for stopping by. If you have made Pot Pie and would like to share your special recipe, please comment below and share it.
Be Inspired today,