For whatever reason, I was craving pot pie yesterday, maybe that has something to do with The Chew and having a show devoted to pies. Curse them and their making me crave certain things. Luckily, my mother was cooking up a chicken for dinner, so I was able to be a little scavenger and snag a bit of it for my own, personal pot pie (they, apparently, did not have the same cravings that I did).
I made a very, very basic pie dough of flour, butter, salt and water. For savory pies, I like my crust very basic so that everything else does the talking. Now, I didn’t make a full batch, only a half batch since I just wanted the top of my pie. This meant I had left overs to make my little dessert which I’ll talk about after this.
Inside, I used that cup o’ soup creamy chicken for the gravy, making it over the stove and adding to it, onions, half a potato and some carrots. In that, I tossed some parsley and rosemary to punch up the spices in the quick soup mix. It made up pretty thick and creamy for the pie, though I would add some salt and pepper to it next time. With that, I layered in my chicken breast and a hard boiled egg, much like my grown-up pot pie recipes. It turned out nicely, though very dense so even my little single serve was a bit much for me.
Now onward to dessert. Like I said, I had some extra dough that I couldn’t bring myself to just toss, and I had one, lonely apple left. I simple took a cup, cut out little circles and mixed up some apple pie filling with the sliced apple. They were very small but very nice with just a touch of ice cream, especially when they’re hot. I don’t always like a super large dessert, so this was perfect.
All in all, it was a heart meal and didn’t use up too many resources, which I like. You don’t need to make a big batch of something to make something comforting.