Saturday, September 11, 2010

Chicken Pot Pie

This may seem to be a nice post about chicken pot pie, but I have you fooled. There is a lesson to be learned in this story, possibly one you already know; but one I have learned the hard, tearful, stomach turning way. But we will get to that in a minute.. This happened quite a long time ago, in July actually. This is partly due to my being a slow post-er, but mostly because of the stomach turning part. Ok.. ok.. mostly because I am a slow post-er.

We never had chicken pot pie growing up. I guess I can't really claim that... I apparently have a bad childhood memory, my sister loves to recall things that I don't remember. So maybe we did, but basically I thought I didn’t like it.. Well someone brought a delicious one to us just after we had our little chicken.

And since then, I’ve been stuck on attempting to make a decent one. The times I have tried, they are very TASTY, but also very soupy. Anyway, so I have actually tried to document this each time I have tried, hoping it would be the time I get it right. So here are some pretty pictures of this particular time. 

Some chicken, about 1 cup. (Cooked of course.) I cooked mine in a little coconut oil on a skillet and then chopped it up nicely.
Followed by 1/2 cup of onion.. 

Broccoli, not your traditional veggie for chicken pot pie. Broccoli is one of my husband’s favs, so there it is. I imagine you can put whatever veggies you want into a chicken pot pie, my choices were carrots, peas, corn, and broccoli. Pick a few, leave out what you don’t want and add more of what you do. Basically I used about 2 cups of veggies.
Then I heated the butter and onions. 
I added the flour, 
Got the pie crust ready.. 
Took a picture of all the pretty vegetables together.
Added milk, cream of chicken soup.. and stirred. 
Then... dgbihfnsdhouhiahkjhjsf and this! That doesn't look like chicken pot pie. Sick feeling enter here:
I DROPPED MY CAMERA! And it is a NICE camera, one that I bought with money I had saved up from multiple birthdays/Christmases. So this is the lesson; expensive cameras have straps for a reason. Actually the strap is partly to blame. I went to grab the camera to snap another picture and the strap caught the edge of the counter! Bam, expensive camera somersaults and falls to the TILE floor. Nonetheless, I wasn't using the strap as it is intended. And it is there to prevent this type of event. 
This is what I get for trying to be like the Pioneer Woman