I put myself to a little challenge yesterday. This late in my life - believe it or not - I attempted to push my fate and ability with success in making - pie crust. Okay - I do have one excuse. I spent quite a while wearing all the parent-trap hats - all by myself. And - I just wasn't in the mood. Back then - I only wanted sleep - and a hot tub.
I would have made pie crust three times a week - had there been a hot tub within my sight - at all times!
Ohhhh - I’ve faked it a few times. That’s what you call a failure that just went so south it relocated all the migrated birds. Those were recipes I tried only once - followed by losing the paper they were written upon.
But this time - I determined myself through making the Homemade Chicken Pot Pie in Ree Drummond‘s cookbook called “ The Pioneer Woman Cooks. "
If you don’t have this cookbook - Get it! If you don’t even cook - or cook really lousy - Get this book! I’ve chosen the link to Barnes and Noble for checking out the book because they have preview abilities. ( And they have the better price! )
Look below the photo of the cookbook and click on “ See Inside “ - then call your patience to the front - just to buffer that sense of, “ Give me all of it it - now!”
Click on the little arrow at the top for the first couple of pages. After that - choose the “ Next Available Page “ link sitting in the middle of the left-side page.
If you already have this cookbook - and you haven’t tried the Chicken Pot Pie recipe - Oh, my God! What are you waiting for?! And by all means - ya’ wanna add the cup of white wine she offers as an option. It does add to the love!
This recipe is - by far - not for those worried about looking as thin as a safety pin for the world! This is a true - down home - comfort food. But - the irony is - all the ingredients are actually - true - healthy ingredients - versus all the instant this-n-that called for in all your “ fat-free for woe is me “ recipes! And this recipe is absolutely delicious!
The recipes in this book are closest to all I can remember of entire families sitting - together - at dining tables - while eating supper in the 1960’s - and that’s more of a healer than many people in this country today care to understand and realize - sadly and unfortunately.
Have you seen our new dining table? It was my Christmas present! My hubby made it for me! I'm so proud of him!! This is the shot showing the pocket that hides the two leaves under the tabletop.