Friday, November 14, 2008

Pie Party!

My friend Li had this great idea for a Pie Party! So tomorrow it is. Everyone is bringing their favorite pie, or at least a pie of some kind. I usually like to experiment on groups of friends, but I am afraid of too many desserts, so I am bringing an old family favorite:
Chicken Pie
chicken~whatever looks right
onions~little pearl onions are wonderful, but any kind will do
2 julienned carrots
1 c. peas
1 c. white wine
2 c. water or chicken broth
1/4 c. butter
1/3 c. flour
pie crust

Cook chicken, onions, carrots, and peas in 2 c. simmering salted water or broth and wine until tender. Drain and set aside.

In large skillet, melt butter. Blend in flour and salt to taste. Add broth all at once. Cook and stir till thick and bubbly. Stir in chicken and veggies, and pour into casserole dish. Put pie crust on top, and you can put one on the bottom, too. If you want to make your own pie crust, you're on your own. Otherwise, use one of those pre-made ones, and if you're like me, not so crazy about those, well, forget about the crust. This stuff is perfectly good without it! Bake in 375 oven for 30 minutes.
P.S. A whisk is wonderful for that "cook and stir" part. I don't know why, but my mom never had one when I was growing up, so I never made its acquaintance until I had my own kitchen. My advice: If you don't have one, get one!

TA-DA! Another YUM-YES!


Hill upon Hill said...

Chicken pie is an absolute favourite of mine....

Marytoo said...

Mine, too!