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


  1. i love that you posted that last picture. makes me so sorry for you though because i KNOW that feeling! did you send it off somewhere?

  2. yes, hoping to get it back before adley's bday..

  3. ugh! that is the worst! Love that pic of the sweetie pie :)