Last Sunday, while I waited for the rain to change to snow, and despaired that the snow may never come, I pulled out the chicken that I had cooked the past Sunday and went ahead with the plans I'd had for it. (The day I cooked it, I'd planned to finish off the dish I had in mind, but was buried under a bad sinus infection.)
The plan, you see, was Chicken Pot Pie. I love Chicken Pot Pie! I hardly ever have it and had never made it. I decided it couldn't be that hard to make and that I would try my hand at it.
I went to the Food Network Channel website and searched for Chicken Pot Pie recipes. I couldn't find one that I really liked, so I decided to improvise and make one up. It actually turned out pretty good, even through I forgot to season the chicken when I'd cooked it the week before and had to substitute milk when I didn't have enough heavy cream.
I will definitely make this again and will change it up a little bit. I'll make sure I season the chicken... and that I have enough heavy cream. I'll also probably add corn. I just love corn. Don't you just love corn?
Anyway, after I refine my recipe, I'll post it and hopefully photos of the process.
I ended up using only half the chicken that I had cooked, so I decided to experiment with a homemade chicken noodle soup. It turned out REALLY good. In fact, I finished it off for lunch today. I was surprised at how good it was, as I mostly just tossed stuff in here and there. I let it simmer for several hours and I think that helped. Yum, yum, yum.
This photo has nothing to do with chicken soup... I just like it.
Well, that is how I spent my time waiting for the snow to come. Tomorrow is another day at work, but at least I'll have chicken pot pie to get me through it. :-)
What are some of your favorite comfort foods?