Chicken Pot Pie

So, let’s talk about knives. And how they hurt when you misuse them.  Or how they can potentially make it very difficult to work or post your blog posts.

During stream on Thursday, I was slicing green onions and I wasn’t paying attention because this is something that I have done a million times before. I sliced right through my ring finger.  

I had to go to the ER later that night because it wouldn’t stop bleeding. I got a couple of stitches.  And am immense paid, but that doesn’t stop me from working still.

I still did my stream and am writing my blog post. I just had to move some things around like one client had to be moved to the week instead of me cooking for her this weekend.  But that’s about it.

Over all, other than the typing and not really being able to use it thing, it’s not that bad.

Let’s talk about food now.

That’s why you’re here right?  You love food and I have that good good food for you!

A little over a year ago I did a chicken pot pie recipe and it turned out great, but it wasn’t the best that I could do, so now it’s time to revive it.

I streamed me making this particular dish.  And I am happy to say, I did not hurt myself during this stream.

I really love pot pies, I feel like they may be one of the best comfort foods that you can get.  They are all warm and a little soupy on the inside with a great crust that gives it the crunch that you need for a little texture. Plus it’s just amazing to dip the crust into the middle, it’s like a bread bowl, but with crusty, flaky, buttery, crust instead.

I got told on my last stream that someone loved watching me because I am so passionate about what I am doing and this is seriously what makes me passionate.  The way that things come together for the perfect bite, it’s like the most amazing thing that can happen. (Other than having my son of course.)

Pie Crust

Krysten

Published 07/24/2017

Ingredients

  • 4 cups flour
  • 1.5 cups butter frozen
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1/2 cup ice water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

  1. Use a fork to combine all of the dry ingredients until the texture looks like sand.
  2. Add in 1 egg, vinegar, and ice water and mix until just combined.
  3. Whisk together 1 egg with the rest of the water and use it to wash the top of the pastry to get a golden color

Chicken Pot Pie

Krysten

Published 07/24/2017

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chicken breast diced
  • 3 stalks celery chopped
  • 3 carrots chopped
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1 tbs flour
  • 1 tbs oregano
  • 1 tbs thyme
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 1 yellow onion diced

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil and saute chicken until just done
  2. Add butter and whisk in flour, add in vegetables, chicken broth, cream, and seasoning and simmer for 15 minutes
  3. Add chicken and simmer for for another 10 minutes
  4. Preheat oven to 350F
  5. Roll out pie crust, add in filling, roll out top crust, paint egg was on top and cut a few slits to let steam out
  6. Cook for 50 minutes or until filling is boiling and the crust is golden brown

 

Speaking of son.  It has been super hard to work with him on screen or pushing his learning tower around the kitchen the whole time.  What ways do you distract your little one when you are busy?  

I could use all the tips in the world.

I get frustrated sometimes because I want to produce great content, but I can’t really do that when I have a 2-year old that is making a mess of my kitchen or getting into things that he is not supposed to.

I guess I might have to just grin and bear it because after all, I am MomNoms and I do include him in almost every aspect of my business.