Chicken Pot Pie

I guess the Internet is where we share minor disappointments.  I have one!  I wanted to do something nice for my fine son​, so I started making hand-held pies from scratch.  Wouldn't it be nice, if you're a hardworking student, to be able tor each into the freezer and grab a chicken pie?

So I located a recipe, boldly, from Martha Stewart.  Because me and Martha.  

And I bought a chicken, and and bought new flour, because mine was stale, and greek yogurt because I had none.  And I made crust from scratch, and chilled it, and made the whole chicken from scratch too.  First, the live chicken probably did it's own scratching. And then me, threw it in a pot.  And I didn't eat the whole damn thing, the way Those Darlin's did.

And I rolled out the pie crust and cut it into circles, and even measured.  With an engineer scale.  And blah blah blah, smooshed them together kind of neatly, and made little "R"s on the top as a vent, and so on.  And it was going swimmingly.

I even started making bone broth with the leftover chicken parts in a cauldron, the way the cool kids are doing these days.

And then they were done cooking, according to the timer, but they didn't look brown on top.  So I put a tiny bit of cheddar cheese on there (yummy idea, right?), and turned it on to broil.
And then, alas, got distracted by going outside for just a minute.  When I returned, Isaw flames, actual flames, leaping out of the oven.  I was happy to have a fire extinguisher.

Sorry Riley.


Comments

  1. I made it all the way to the word "broil" before I saw the rest coming ... a testament to your writing, Betsy, if not to your culinary skills. Actually I had no reason to doubt those, either, until you posted this.

    Seriously, although I have never personally had flaming food coming out of the oven, I HAVE had a flaming dishtowel. And I feel all kinds of bad for you. Chicken pot pies are sooo good, and they're a lot of work, too.

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    1. Oh, thanks Jennio. Mud pies! I would rock at making them...

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  2. P. S. When I first saw the photo (this was before reading the post) I thought those were mud pies.

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  3. Oh my, all that work! Yes, broiling is when you do not leave the kitchen!

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    1. How many times must I learn that lesson? Sheesh!

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  4. This is absolutely my personal style of cooking!

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  5. Maybe if you scrape off the burnt parts the insides would still be edible. Maybe?

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    1. Yeah, I think that fire extinguisher chemical probably isn't the best to eat.... But maybe?

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  6. Riley appreciates the effort, I'm sure. As for the photo, I knida knew (as in foreshadowing) what was coming next. I don't have a fire extinguisher but now I'm inspired. Flames, actual flames leaping from the oven is never a good sign, I have learned.

    There are our successes and um, our failures. We, your loyal readers, appreciate this story. I heard of a midwife story where the birth was happening and in the background THE CURTAINS WERE ON FIRE because someone left candles burning too close to the curtains. Oops.

    Burning curtains, burning chicken pot pies, there is a metaphor in there somewhere but I'll be damned if I can find it.

    Have you ever thought about The Moth radio hour? I'd go be in the audience if you wanted to tell a story. I went once. It was fun/weird..

    Your friend Beth

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    1. Beth! Let's go watch/listen at the moth. Next event, Friday 10/30. I'm not ready to tell a story myself but watch and learn, let's do it! If you're not busy with the babies.

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    2. Aw, shucks-next Friday I'm feeding homeless kids from 5-8:30 PM. Otherwise, I'd totally go with you. And you'd be perfect, I know you would. you might even become a super star of the Moth.

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    3. Oh, they want 'themes' so look it up...

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    4. Bummer. Another time! I'm not telling a story, just listening!

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