Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Who Wants Pie?

I know. I post about pie a lot. I'm sorry if you're tired of hearing about pie, but I'm not going to stop. I love pie. (And, this is my blog, after all, people.)

But seriously, who doesn't like pie? And not just a delicious fruit pie. I'm talking about flavorful meaty pies like Hunter's Pie, Tomato Pie, Venison Pie, and the King of all Savory Pies: Chicken Pot Pie.
I was visiting my little (younger, but taller) sister not too long ago and was asked to help with lunch, so I of course put Chicken Pot Pie on the menu. This pie is my standby. I never regret serving it. It's always delicious, and I can make it in my sleep. Chicken Pot Pie is comforting and classic, but served with a salad and a glass of crisp white wine, it becomes a sophisticated meal that everyone likes.

My sister made a perfect pie crust and I filled it with a mixture of peas, broccoli, carrots (lightly cooked), shredded chicken (pulled from a rotisserie bird), and my "gravy" -- garlic, onions, butter, flour, chicken stock, cream, salt/pepper, and tarragon. We overfilled the pan and topped it with another buttery, flaky crust, then baked until golden and bubbly.
When it had rested a bit, we served it up -- it was perfectly lovely. (Just like our day together.)
Three cheers for pie!
xoxo


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