Thursday, January 14, 2010

Easy Pot Pie

I knew I had to find something for dinner besides hot dogs last night...poor Kirk has been very understanding to my cooking blues and even more to the things I have been wanting to fix...such as hot dogs.
I have been following Sandra and a group of ladies trying to use their pantry and freezers more for meals. They have been sharing some really yummy recipes.
So I went to the fridge and had everything to make pie crust...but even better...one that was already made.
I had a whole chicken in the freezer. I thawed it in a sink of warm water. The chicken was added it to a large stock pot 1/2 full of water and then cooked with onions, garlic and all kinds of herbs. It had a wonderful gravy in the bottom of the pan,
I boned half of the chicken and put it on the top of the crust.
(the other half I put in the fridge to make enchiladas)
With the yummy juice at the bottom of the pan I used a little cool water and corn starch to make a thicker gravy.
best little trick to mixing corn starch...use a canning jar. I keep a ring and seal in a drawer just for that purpose. add cold water, starch and shake!
Next from the pantry, Smith's is having their BIG case lot sell and so I purchased several cases of mixed veggies...I usually use frozen, but to be honest I liked these better...maybe because they have potatoes in the can too.
I drained all the juice and poured on top of the chicken.
Next adding the drippings gravy.
and then seasonings
I added the one item that will pretty much make anything taste good,
Butter
Put the top crust on.
made a little vent on top
Baked 375* for 30 mins

and ATE IT HOT!

and all from the pantry and freezer.
Thanks again Sandra. If you want to see some of the yummy things she is making visit her blog, and if you would like...tell her I sent you.
OK Get Busy...
EASY, PEASY Dinner

3 comments:

linda said...

Ok, now this works for me! I love chicken pot pie and this doesn't seem to hard. I'll give it a try! Thanks friend!

Eva Gallant said...

Looks and sounds yummy! I use prepared pie crust all the time; it's delicious and easy!

parkithere said...

oh my stars...i can do that..sounds so good and so easy...thanks for sharing...guess what we are having for dinner tonight...thanks...