Let them eat pie

Posted by on January 23, 2014 at 6:22 am.

Frigid weather and comfort food seem to go well together. Since the cold temperatures kept us inside most of the day, I decided to make a hearty meal that my daughter would enjoy… potpie!

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Time to put the pot pie into the oven


For several weeks (perhaps months) I’ve been saying I’d make a pot pie, but I  never got around to actually doing that. I prepare a variety of meals that pot pies never made it to the list since there were to many other dishes calling my name.

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Pot Pie fresh from the oven


Yesterday, I finally listened to the pot pie call and prepared my version. Actually… two versions were made; chicken and vegetable.  Naturally, I added an assortment of vegetables to both versions. It goes without saying that I added freshly ground spices and herbs to the ingredients also. I love my mortar and pestle, and use it several times weekly. You can’t beat the flavor of freshly ground ingredients, the taste and aroma from the seasonings is miles ahead of the ground variety that’s normally purchased.

But how did it taste?

While I could have taken the time to make a pretty pie crust, I thought to myself, why bother? They say the proof is in the eating. My daughter gave the pot pie two thumbs up! She tried both; chicken and vegetable. She even asked me to put some of it into her lunch the following day.  And while I can’t speak of the chicken, I can say the vegetable version was really good.  Since I’ve been extremely busy, I made enough so there were plenty of leftovers. The majority was frozen,  and I will bring it out when I don’t have time to prepare a meal.


  • suituapui says:

    Shortcrust or puff pastry? Looks good, the crust – when it comes to pies, the crust differentiates between the boys and the men. Never mind how nice the filling may be, if the crust isn’t nice, I’d give the pie the thumbs down.
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    Opal Reply:

    @suituapui, I used puff pastry, it was my first time using that for a savory dish and I will be doing that again. It was very light, flaky and buttery. My daughter told me the crust was good enough to eat by itself. You’re right though the filling can be good, but it’s the crust that makes or breaks this type of dish. I learned how to make good crusts from my mother.
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