Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tastes Like Chicken.

I wanted to make something really delicious and comforting for my mom and myself to eat tonight, so I went with a good old favorite: Chicken Pot Pie.

I "followed" an Ina Garten recipe I'd made once before.  As usual, the modifications I made resulted in a dish that looks absolutely nothing like the images provided with the recipe.  Also as usual, I don't care because it was deeeeeeeeeelicious.  Having made this once before, I was already aware of the fact that Ina's conception of portion size is totally inappropriate, so I immediately halved it.  You will note the original says it yields "4 individual pot pies" [my emphasis].  You will also note that cutting it in half still resulted in an entire 9" pie, the contents of which rose considerably above the level of the pie dish.  And this is what Ms. Garten's recipe says is enough for two.

Yeah.  Right.

I added potatoes 'cause my mom wanted them, and I love 'em, too!  The last time I made this, I did make the pastry dough myself; but, being without my trusty food processor, (...and feeling lazy) I went ahead and bought Pillsbury pre-made pie crusts.  Worked out juuuuuust fine.  I might have even liked it better.  I'm going to assume this has more to do with my pastry making skills than the quality of store-bought pie crust.

So have at, y'all, and don't be afraid to make your own alterations!  Chicken pot pie is one of my favorite comfort foods, no matter what "accessories" it has in it.  What are some of your favorite comfort foods?


Unknown said...

omg you're fantastic i wish i could cook that!!

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Tereza {Drastic Plastic} said...

These looks so yummy.

Kori said...

That looks amazing!!!! Have a great day doll!

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Lindsey said...

Harris! I seriously need to stop reading your blog late at night or any time I'm hungry on the off chance that you'll post something delicious.

Have a great weekend!