Wednesday, January 16, 2008

An afternoon's baking

Chicken pot pies, ready for the oven! From start to finish, with fresh vegetables to cut up, sauce and pie crust to make, chicken to cook and cut, it took around 2 1/2 hours in the kitchen. My dear Daddy stirred the white sauce while I rolled out the pie crust, saving me a bit of time! Our pastor's family is in the process of moving to a new house in the area, so one of the pies went to them for supper. We'll eat 1 or 2 tonight, and the rest will go into the freezer - a great supper when I'm short on time! When I'm already making pies, it really doesn't take that much longer to make more to freeze, and it saves time in the end. Yes, they take a bit of work to make, but they're so delicious it ends up being worth it!

If you'd like the recipes, click the links for Chicken Pot Pie and Never Fail Pie Crust.


MortonClan said...

Looks delicious, Anna! What pretty crusts, too!

Rebekah S. said...

It's funny that you should post this, because that's what we had for dinner last night, too!! :)

Thanks so much for sharing the recipes and picture-they look great (the crust looks perfect!). I'm sure they were quite tasty, and what a nice thing to do for your pastor!

You're so right about making more and just freezing it-that really does save time. My mom does that with her chicken noodle soup. I'm surprised that it only took you about 2 1/2 hours-you must be a natural! :)


Rebekah S. said...

By the way, I love your apron! Did you make it? If so, did you use a pattern; and if you did, which one is it?

Anna Naomi said...

Thanks for the crust compliments! =) It took me a while to be able to make them, and my sister Miriam helped me learn. After rolling them out between wax paper for years, I instead rolled them out on the counter using plenty of flour, and they were a lot easier to handle, which was nice!

Rebekah, well, the time didn't include baking time, which would have been 1/2 hour more. It's not so much that I'm a natural, it's more that I've just had a lot of practice!

Yes, I made my apron using McCall's pattern 2947. I got it quite a while ago, and have made many aprons using it since!


Yummy! It's been quite a long time since I last had chicken pot pie. I just might have to try out your recipe! :)