Friday, October 10, 2008

Friday: A Favorite Day

About a month ago I was talking to my parents about a friend of theirs who made the best Chicken Pot Pie.

I have been craving a pot pie ever since.

Amazingly enough, I actually found the recipe to that fantastic (and simple!) Pot Pie and wanted to make one, but I I am the only La Vida Dulce resident who will eat it.

So last week I decided that I was going to invite a couple of gals over for a Chicken Pot Pie lunch. I also decided to serve a tossed salad. And for dessert, pumpkin bread with whip cream.

The pie turned out delicious (if I don't say so myself) and the company was even better.  

It was a great end to an otherwise long week.

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

I'm off to clean up the kitchen and plan the menu for our next Ladies Who Lunch date!
Easy Chicken Pot Pie:
Crust:
6 TBLS Boiling water
1 cup butter flavor shortening
2 TBLS Cream or milk (not skim)
2-1/2 cups of flour (plus more for rolling)
1 tsp salt

Combine and roll out. Place in fridge, between pieces of plastic wrap until ready to assemble pie. Makes enough dough for top and bottom crust of one 10-inch pie. 

Filling:
2 chicken breast, boiled and cubed.
1 can Veg-All.
1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
1/2 tsp Thyme

Mix together and put in between crusts.

Cook at 350 for 30-40 minutes until browned on edges. Let cool slightly before cutting (this will keep your filling from oozing out of the crust.)

I also brushed the leaf cutouts and the crust with a little egg wash to make them look pretty.

Happy Friday!

15 comments:

Carrie said...

That table looks great! Your pie looks so pretty I would hate to cut it and eat it.

meh said...

What a lovely way to celebrate Friday and friendships and foods that comfort! Hope you have a nice weekend to top it off!

Heather said...

Beautiful. Since we have numerous allergies that keep us all from eating favorite foods like chicken pot pie (only one child is NOT allergic to chicken) we have learned a secret to making such things for single use. Use a muffin tin to make mini pot pies and stick the extras in the deep freeze for when you have a craving. :)

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Beautiful!

Question for you, Kellie. Do you have a hard time eating things made with shortening? I really have to psych myself up for that. It always tastes so good, but it's definitely a mind over matter issue for me. :)

Lindsay said...

ooo that sounds great!! I made a pot pie this week also.. wasnt as great as I hoped.. I will have to try this recipe.. not sure if we have that Veg-All.. but I will most certainly look and see :-)

Deidre said...

What a pretty pie!! I have to be honest - when I glanced at a picture of the pie before reading the post, I thought about your post about Pottery Barn and thought you were going to say you bought a pie at Williams Sonoma - ha!!

Seriously, it's great. I believe I could do this ;)

Chel said...

Ok, first of all, ick. Pot pie. Come on over to my house... I'm the only one here who WON'T eat it.

And second, didn't you just move? And you have friends to have over?! You seriously make me wonder about my friend-making abilities.

Michelle@Life with Three said...

That does sound delicious -- and I've been hunting for some "fall" recipes now that it's finally cooling off.

Did you make that pie in the picture? It's beautiful!

Michele said...

Thanks for sharing what looks like a yummy recipe!!! Glad you had a great time at your ladies lunch. How sweet of you to do that for your friends!!! Hope you are having a great weekend!

Rae said...

Everything is so gorgeous!! I love the idea of having a few ladies over for lunch! Such fun!!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

I am seriously impressed with not only the pie (beautiful!) but also your gorgeous fall table. It looks perfect!

That recipe sounds so yummy, but I had to smile when I saw Mer's comment, because I have the same shortening issue. Although it makes things taste SO good.

Darcie said...

Look at you little Miss Suzie Homemaker! Your fall table looks beautiful and yes, I am officially jealous of your fun lunch date. I've lived here four years and I still don't have enough friends to fill a table. You've been back for about a month and you're already a social butterfly.

I bet that grown-up time was a much appreciated break from homeschooling. Good for you!

Anonymous said...

As one of the "blessed guests" at your luncheon Friday, I must say that it was all as beautiful and delicious as it looked! And I agree that the company made it all the more sweeter. What a gracious hostess and sweet friend you are. Looking forward to the next one. :) K2

Tiffani said...

Yum, yum, and yum!!! Your pie and table both look straight out of Southern Living!!! What fun!

I know the friendships are even more beautiful!!

Janel@Dandelion Dayz said...

That is the most beautiful pot pie I have ever seen.