FOLEY'S FOLLIES

Sunday, January 10, 2010

What to eat when it's -25 degrees....

Needless to say it has been bitter cold this past week where the REGULAR temp without wind chill got as low as 25 degrees below zero!  All you want to do is cuddle up on the couch with blankets and watch TV...and make sure you don't drink too much of anything so you won't have to get up and make that cold trip to the bathroom!   You also want to be sure the phone is close by and the dog has been let out before you get comfy.




I wanted something soothing and filling, and after seeing Kathleen's blog this week I decided on Chicken Pot Pie!  But, alas, I didn't have the cute word cut-outs that Kathleen has to label my pot pie! 

There was even enough left over to freeze  (I hate that word) some for later on.  My filling is just a combination of many I have found throughout the web world.  Onions, carrots, celery, some flour to make a rue, chicken stock, milk, small handful of chicken granules,thyme, parsley, s&p and a little lemon juice. I roast chicken breasts with Herbs de Provence.  Throw it all together and simmer, ladle it in dish of your choice and top it off with puff pastry!  I made a few little stars out of the pastry to garnish the top... put in oven at 400 for about 20 minutes and you're ready to eat.  Keeping things easy and simple is the way I like to cook on cold days...



(As you can see I like big chunks of chicken)

I'm joining Mary at the Little Red House for Mosaic Monday... Be sure to check out her blog for some beautiful mosaics!

27 comments:

Cynthia said...

Barb, a perfect meal for your extreme cold weather ... What a gorgeous crust on your pies .. love the addition of the stars. And the little Staub pots are perfect.

I hope you get a break from the cold weather soon.

susan said...

I made one this week too! I am having trouble making my dogs go out at all--they want me to go with them and suffer too :) Stay warm! Love your cutouts!

Dishesdone said...

I could only imagine what you'd spell if you had those cut out thingees :) LOL!

Your pot pie looks amazing, great comfort food for the cold weather! Hope you get some warmth soon!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love your choice of star cut-outs for your pot pie, Barb! It's beautiful! So cold here too - our kitchen sink pipes were frozen this morning!

Kathleen said...

That looks delicious!
I think I like the puff pastry better than pie crust too!
Stay warm, think Spring, it will arrive! :)

Lori E said...

I just finished dinner half an hour ago and now I feel hungry again. Thanks for that.
I wish my crusts could look that good.

Kathy said...

Your pie looks fabulous - one of my favorite meals! Great mosaic...stay warm!
Have a beautiful new week...Kathy

joybuzz said...

It looks wonderful and perfect comfort food for the cold weather we are all experiencing.
Joyce p.s. Happy Birthday to Jack

Golden West said...

That is one fine looking chicken pot pie - cook book worthy, for sure.

Thomas actually lives across the street and just stops by on his neighborhhood rounds - I wish we could keep him!

Thanks for the visit!

Christine said...

Now who is being mean?:) I can practically smell the chicken pot pie from here! It's looks absolutely delicious! I agree definetly cook book worthy.

Thanks for popping in!
Christine :D

xinex said...

Great idea for this cold day! Beautiful mosaic!...Christine

Mary said...

This looks really spectacular! What a great mosaic.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Your pot pie looks delicious. Makes me hungry. Valerie

eileeninmd said...

I love pot pies and yours have to be the best looking pot pies I have ever seen. SO Yummy!

Jeanne said...

Oohh love your pictures. Bet it tasted as good as it looks! You're right about the cuddle up spot and Pot Pie being the perfect cold weather food.

A Grain of Salt said...

Gosh, Barb, that pot pie looks good! Oy, the temps sound horrific!

Becky K. said...

I could definitely sink a fork into this...but then the pretty top would be messed up. I'll bet you enjoyed it. It looks delish!

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

Marsha said...

The pot pies look wonderful and are little works of art in those pots. At least we'll be having a heat wave this week!

Barbara said...

Lovely meal for a cold day! And I really like the puff pastry top; much lighter than the normal pastry.
It' been a 25 windchill here and I live in South Florida! Everyone is cold right now.

Mary said...

Twenty-five below? Yikes! Hope it's warmer this week! Your pot pie is beautiful, and I'm sure it tasted yummy, too. Thanks for sharing at MM> :)

Carol said...

Oh, does that look yummy! Stay warm!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

That looks soooo good! I love chicken pot pie! I love the little stars that you added, too! And a very happy birthday to Jack!! Stay warm!...hugs...Debbie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a beautiful pot pie! That looks delicious, and your mosaic is mouth-watering! laurie

LDH said...

Stopping by your place for the first time and I keep saying aww...

The pics of your sweet dogs just melt my heart! I am sure they warm your heart even with the very cold temps you are having.

Pot pie looks delicious too!

Kindly, ldh

Kathysue said...

Foley, I am salivating, I love chicken pot pie. I never make it but I am going to try, this looks so special with the cute stars. Thank you for leaving such a sweet comment. I am so glad you are enjoying my blog, it means a lot to me to know that,Kathysue

pierre said...

it is not that cold in Paris but your dish makes me mouthwatering !! Pierre the french foodie in Paris

Riet said...

What a lovely mosaic of perfect meal pictures. I love your blog and your recipies and I am going to follow you. Hope you don;t mind.
Thank you for visiting mine.