Sunday, November 30, 2008

Pot Pie Eyed

After a short day at work (well, 7.75 hours, not all that short) I came home with one task in mind: utilize leftovers. It was my mission and I chose to accept it.

Let the games begin!

Jen made some salads with pomegranate and feta cheese.

I worked on the turkey pot pie which I assembled with garlic (farm), onions, carrots (farm), turnips (farm), sage, cayenne, turkey gravy, turkey stock, potato (farm), and green beans (forgotten from Thanksgiving day). The finishing touch was my patented biscuit crust. Some people make actual pie crust for their pot pie. I refer to that type of pot pie as Inferior Pot Pie. Mine may not be traditional but it is far better.

The rainy and snowy evening was capped off wonderfully with hot pot pie for dinner. Jen's game-time decision to go out for dinner last night and eat at home tonight turned out to be a stroke of brilliance.

While we did have a lot of laundry to fold, the night still turned out well with The Return of the King playing on TNT, hot tea, the pitter-patter of rain on our grungy windowsill, and some pumpkin pie for dessert.

It looks like that is the end of our Thanksgiving leftovers. Next week we will start fresh, finishing up the small remainder of last Saturday's winter share pickup.


Sandy said...

Well, I made one of those inferior pot pies with a pie crust top (which is certainly my nemesis)and lots of turkey, potatoes, carrots, celery, onions. It turned out really well. I also made turkey soup and butternut squash soup. Except for some turkey remnants, our Thanksgiving leftovers are gone!

Unknown said...

It's okay. You aren't alone in your feelings about pot pie. I'm telling you though, you've got to try the biscuit crust.

caolan said...

What a cozy night you had with the tea and the pot pie and Return of the King! Even the laundry seems kind of cozy.

Sandy said...

Can you share your patented biscuit topping with your old Mom?

Unknown said...

It was totally cozy!

Biscuit Crust:

2 Cups Flour
2 Tbsp baking powder
6 oz. butter (softened)
1 tsp salt
milk as needed

Sift dry ingredients.

Knead butter into dry to create a medium sized crumb.

Add milk until you achieve a slightly loose consistency (something you can literally drop onto a pan but will still hold its shape in a sort of Hershey's kiss shape).

Bake at 425 until golden brown.

You can add any sort of sweetener/seasoning you want to mix it up.