This weather in North Alabama has been so refreshing! Today warmed to a lovely simple 64 and perfectly sunny and it was stunning outside! 60 is just about the coolest I can handle now, yeah, I’m a wimp, and yeah I grew up in New England! This weather makes me crave comfort food, well then again, when am I not craving food, but it’s the chilis and stews and soups and pot pies! Oh and the baked goods, but I’m backed off those the last couple weeks for the sake of my waist in this upcoming holiday season.
Tonight I made simple Pot pies. You can make 1 but I always make 2. I almost always double my recipes because really, if you are going to go to the trouble to make food you might as well make extras for leftovers/lunch the next day! My husband loves leftovers for lunch, and I kind of secretly love the fact that it makes his co-workers just a little jealous and envious when he is reheating my yummy meals while they eat their cafeteria cardboard pizza:-) hehe. So here it is, a very simple Pot pie recipe that we love, enjoy:-)
2 packages of pre-made refrigerated pie crust such as Pillsbury
2 packs of perdue original shortcuts
1 16 oz package of frozen mixed vegetables (I used a publix brand that has green beans, lima beans, corn & carrots)
2 medium potatoes, diced
1 small onion diced
2 cans condensed cream of chicken soup
skim milk ( ok, I never ever measure anything, just pour, approx 2.5 cups)
italian seasoning (to taste, nope don’t measures spices either:-))
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper (Ok, so that’s my guess, no I didn’t actually measure!)
2 tbsp butter
Melt 1 tbsp butter is a large pan, add diced potatoes and onion. Cook until slightly softened and slightly browned. Add both cans of cream of chicken soup and the milk. Mix well Add spices to taste. Simmer for about a half hour giving time for the flavors to mix and the potatoes soften. Add chicken and frozen mixed vegetables. Simmer for about 10 more minutes.
During the last 10 minutes of simmering, prep the pie dishes with the crust. In a small bowl mix 1/2 tsp sugar, 1/2 tsp salt and pepper to taste. Mix well, this will be for topping the pies. Add the filling and top with remaining top crusts. Melt 1 tbsp of butter and brush on top of the pies. Top with the sugar/salt/pepper mixture and bake at 350 for about a half hour.