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Sunday, March 15, 2009


We were watching Throwdown with Bobby Flay ,who I heart, and he was challenging the Casserole Queens from Austin Tx to a pot pie throw down. They were so cute and fun and their casserole looked so yummy that I got the recipe and tried it and seriously, it's the best pot pie I have ever eaten. So Good. We had it and salad last night for dinner. Good thing there was plenty because unexpectedly (to me) J had Emma and Nicole and Sophie over for a "polar bear club meeting", movie watching and dinner.

sheet frozen puff pastry
2 tablespoons butter
1 roasted chicken, shredded
1/4 cup chopped red sweet pepper
2 medium shallots, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon, crushed
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups milk
1 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup dry white wine
1 1/2 cups peas, blanched
1 1/2 cups carrots, blanched
2 potatoes, peeled, diced, and boiled
1 egg plus 1 tablespoon milk, for egg wash
Thaw puff pastry according to package directions.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet melt butter over medium-high heat. Add chicken, sweet pepper, and shallots and cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in flour, salt, tarragon, and black pepper. Add milk and cream all at once. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Stir in wine, peas, carrots and potatoes; heat thoroughly. Transfer the hot chicken mixture to a 1 1/2-quart casserole. Place pastry over the hot chicken mixture in casserole dish. Brush puff pastry with egg wash then cut slits in the pastry to allow steam to escape. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 45 minutes.

It was very cold outside!! Very


I have a good life said... Yummy. Pool:Cold. Have a safe and fun Spring Break!

Yvonne said...

Sounds very good. You are always so great to post your recipes. Thanks.

I bet that water was cold ; )

It's starting to feel like Spring here and I couldn't be happier--well, I will be in two weeks when we have Spring Break ; )

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