even though jb did have to go to the store twice last night (because i was heavily medicated and making a grocery list with two items was extra challenging) usually chicken pot pies are one of those meals that cleans out the fridge. i never make the same pot pie twice. last night our pot pies had carrots, peas, zucchini and bell peppers but i use what ever veg i have on hand. i made a roasted whole chicken on tuesday night so i used some of the leftover meat and then took the carcass of the chicken and made chicken broth. one bird three purposes, i really think i have a future has a frugal farmer's wife.
i again turned to comfy belly for inspiration. the recipe that guided me is here or if you prefer the veggie version is here. when i make my pot pies i do a few modifications to the original recipe from comfy belly's recipe. for starters i don't use any celery. i like celery has much as cats like baths. i use scd yogurt in place of the almond milk but if you don't have food allergies sour cream or whole milk would be really delish in this recipe. i don't take out a cup of the broth at the end like she recommends but that's only because we prefer a more broth-like pot pie. we are also fudgy brownies people not cake brownie people but that is neither here nor there. the only change i make to the crust is to add a little thyme for extra flavor. i love the idea of individual pot pies but usually use a 8x8 glass pan instead of ramekins.
if you don't have any special dietary needs, i recommend this chicken pot pie recipe.
so what is your favorite comfort food? i would love to see your recipes and hear the stories that come with them.