Friday, August 12, 2016

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

Connie's Kitchen
 

{From the Archives of Connie's Letters. January 2010.}

After a chicken dinner, if any chicken or vegetables are left over, just cut up the chicken in bite - sized pieces and put it in a 9 by 13 pan.

 Add some vegetables. . Then cover all of this with gravy or cream of chicken soup . . diluting soup with a bit of water. . keep it thick like gravy.

Bake this in the oven until it bubbles. . Then take this out and drop your homemade biscuits on the top. . 
Crank the oven up to 450 to bake the biscuits.

This makes a hearty meal for a big family with rambunctious boys.

Yesterday I had to shovel as it snowed again. . Also I had to drag my trash to the front of the driveway over chunks of ice, covered in snow. . . Like walking on water?  Frozen water?  It was so slippery. . The cold made me so hungry for biscuits and gravy last evening. . That's what I had for supper . . and potatoes. . It was so good.

One way I used to fix potatoes for our big family was like this:  Just wash the potatoes and leave the skin
on. . .Slice them in half lengthwise and lay them in a baking pan, with oil, cut - side down. . Salt and pepper them and bake them like this in the oven. . We ate these potatoes with ketchup. . I flip these once in the oven so they get done well. . I used to bake these on my cast iron griddle. . I planned to make soup yesterday. . But the biscuits and gravy and potatoes won out.

Love Connie






 * Order Connie's book, "Dear Kitchen Saints," available on Amazon. It is autobiographical - all about homemaking and family life. It also tells the beautiful story of her marriage testimony!* 




4 comments:

Kendall Patton said...

I haven't made a pot pie in a while, but we do love them over here. I'm sure when it's cooler, I'll definitely make some beef and/or chicken pot pies with biscuits (which I've never done) instead of a crust! :)

Karen Del Tatto said...

Connie,

I loved this! It read like a diary entry, and although it was short, it filled my mind with all sorts of comforting pictures of a simpler time and good food.

Thanks for sharing.

JES said...

This sounds like a delicious and easier way to make pot pie! I will be trying your version out soon! :) Thank you for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth!

JES said...

Dear Connie, I just wanted to let you know we featured your encouraging blog today on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth. Have a wonderful week! :)

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