So, last fall I took a picture of chicken pot pie, but never got around to writing down the recipe or posting it. Big breath. Here goes.
Then only chicken pie I remember eating when I was a kid was at my grandma’s house. She fished it out of her huge chest freezer. It’s funny because I don’t remember much pre-packaged food at my grandma’s house. She made just about everything from scratch. I don’t remember being terribly impressed.
When I first started making chicken pies, I used a pre-made crust. Wasn’t I doing enough without having to make a pastry too? Anyway, once I made the mistake of making pastry for the chicken pie and my husband will not be happy with anything less now. Whatever, even if I am making this just for myself I will make the pastry. It’s just better. Good thing I have a KitchenAid. ‘Cause if Julia Child said they were good for making pastry I will not argue! When I started making pastry as a kid, I made it by hand. I used the recipe in my mom’s checkered cookbook. My pastry was flaky, but it also fell apart and looked like a 2nd grade pottery project. Now I use a machine and I can roll and re-roll my pie crust and it is still tender, flaky and good. Although I still think pastry is tricky and I’m never quite sure how it will turn out. Handmade, KitchenAid made or bought at the store, pastry filled with creamy chicken and vegetables is yummy!
Just speak very loudly and quickly, and state your position with utter conviction, as the French do, and you’ll have a marvelous time! -Julia Child
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