I am in the mood for a good read, so I hope I get hooked on this author.
We are all prepared for the big snow storm that is supposed to come tonight (up to 10 inches of snow). If we get snowed in, it won't be any problem because there is no reason for us to leave the house tomorrow. We went grocery shopping this morning so the refrigerator is all stocked, I have a new novel to read, quilts to keep warm, and candles to light if the electricity goes out. Bring on the white stuff!
I was in the mood for comfort food today. I decided that chicken pot pie would fit the bill. I made a big mess of the kitchen chopping veggies, parboiling veggies, sauteing onions and celery and making a white sauce. I did not use a recipe and I ended up with a huge pot of filling. I am not fond of the bottom crust on pot pies, so I eliminated it. I used puff pastry for the top. That was a real time saver. But even with not having to make a crust it was a lot of work. How did our grandmothers ever cook for large families? They must have been cooking continuously.
I like to make individual pot pies, so I sprayed 4 large ramekins, put the filling in and topped it with a square (didn't bother to cut a circle) of puff pastry. I cut a star in the middle to let the steam escape and gave each pie a quick egg wash.
The pies turned out wonderful. I'd have to say they were the best pot pies I have ever made. It's not something I make very often.
I had enough filling to make two more large pies that I topped with the puff pastry, but did not bake. I froze them. So I ended up about 4 meals from all my work effort--not bad at all.
Now I think it's time to get all cozy on the sofa and read while the white lights twinkle and the snowflakes float not-so-gently down.
I am so glad you stopped by to visit my garden. I garden in lower northern Michigan (zone 5) in far less than ideal conditions. I have too many pine trees, too much shade, too many rocks, herds of hosta-munching deer and rabbits who think my lilly buds are gourmet appetizers. I am by no means an expert in horticulture or garden design--just an amateur with a shovel and a passion. My garden changes daily during the summer and I will be updating frequently.
During the winter months, I blog about my favorite cold-weather hobby--quilting and just my everyday musings.
I hope you enjoy your visit, and that you will come back soon.