Thursday, January 12, 2017

Chicken Pot Pie and Pinwheels!

It’s actually been cold enough lately to use the oven here in Florida!

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So I made a Chicken Pot Pie! One of my favorite dishes (that I NEVER make! lol).

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I had cooked a roast chicken in the oven a few days before, with potatoes, carrots, celery and onion. (I’ll give you that recipe another time) So I had good ingredients to put in the pie.

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I made a white sauce, butter, flour a little salt and pepper and milk and added the chicken and chopped up veggies. I wanted even more veggies, so I cooked a few mixed vegetables in a bowl in the microwave for a couple of minutes and added them too.

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I made a pie crust recipe and used 3 cups of flour to have enough for hubby to make pinwheels. I divided my dough in thirds. I’ve made a lot of pie crusts over the years and my secret for flaky crust is…don’t overwork your dough. Add just enough cold water to the flour and shortening mixture and don’t keep ‘beating’ it!

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(put a ‘little’ butter on top)

Put bottom crust in large pie plate, warm veggies and chicken then cover with top crust. Cut slits in the top for steam to escape. And I put a piece of foil under the pie plate just in case.

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Serve hot!

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I froze some of mine for another cold day.

Roll out the other dough…

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so that hubby can make pinwheels with lots of butter, cinnamon and sugar!

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(notice that sugar canister is just a BLUR!)

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He baked them at 375 for 20 minutes in the toaster oven.

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He didn’t need to freeze any of his! haha!

We cooked together and had fun so…

I’m joining Thankful Thursdays today!

42 comments:

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

mmmmm

Happy@Home said...

Yum & Yum!! Both of your creations look delicious to me. I haven't had chicken pot pie in ages. Not sure why as I do love it.
This brought back memories for me. When I was a kid my mom would give me her leftover pie crust scraps to make pinwheels with. Haven't tasted one since those looooong ago days :).

Tanya Breese said...

what a great team you make, everything looks so delicious! my grandma used to bake pies all the time and when she'd trim her crusts she'd sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on the trimmings and bake those...loved those little cinnamon and sugar snacks!

podso said...

That looks so good. I have a friend who always takes chicken pot pie to sick friends when they need a meal. She makes hers in a 9 x 13. Boy I have forgotten about those cinnamon pin wheels! I used to roll those up with the left overs of apple pie dough. They would be fun to make again!

Pat said...

Chicken pot pie has always been a favorite of mine...seeing your post makes me think one is in our future for dinner soon.

Susan said...

I bake my "veggie" chicken pot pies in those single aluminum pie pans and then freeze some for later. One of the best comfort foods! Stay warm, Sis

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I just said to my husband yesterday that I had a taste for chicken pot pie. Yours looks yummy.

Sam I Am...... said...

What a beautiful pie crust you make! It looks like something out of a magazine! That is a great idea for a dinner and I haven't made it in a long time either. I love your husband's pinwheels. My Mother used to do something similar with leftover pie crust. She would roll it out and put the cinnamon and sugar on it but she didn't roll it up. They were more like cookies. I'm hungry now!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I love chicken pot pie! Those pinwheels look yummy too.

Karen Ann said...

Both of these look delicious!!!.. and not hard to put together. I'm sure a good crust is key.

Betty Crow said...

I love chicken pot pie, but have never tried making one myself. Looks yummy. Lucky to have your husband cook with you.

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

What delights.
I want to eat such great food.
Greetings.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Yum and yum!! Your house must have had that wonderful comfort food aroma. My husband is only, now, beginning to cook a little. It's kind of nice to have some company in the kitchen.

Tom said...

...looks mighty good.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

That chicken pie does look yummy as does those cinnamon rolls--
and I know what you mean about having the oven on in Fl--
I am doing a meat loaf and biscuits in the oven tonight cause it has been cooler here--my kids now know that my oven is closed from May to Oct--at least--!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Enjoy the moments-di

Vee said...

It takes the men right back to childhood those "pinwheels." Your pie crust looks so pretty! What's your edging method?

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Diane your pot pie looks wonderful. I love to make them on a cold day like you. A lot of chicken and lots of veggies make for a great meal. I love that your hubby made cinnamon pinwheels! Takes me back to my childhood. Enjoy a lovely afternoon. ♥

Linda @ A La Carte said...

The pot pie looks so good. I've never tried to make one myself. Now cinnamon pinwheels, oh yes love them and could make and eat them all the time. Happy Thursday Sis.

Susie said...

Diane, Yum, it all looks so tasty. I like that you and your husband cooked together. I can say, I would not be freezing those pinwheels either. LOL. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

happyone said...

Oh that looks good. We love chicken pot pies too.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Oh that pie looks delicious, and something I haven't made in a long time...might just have to pull out my recipe book and see if I can figure out how to low carb it. The pinwheels look yummy too, and I would have no trouble finishing those off!

Connie said...

My mouth is watering, does this post come with an invitation to dinner?
Yum!!!
Connie :)

Lynn said...

Oh Pot Pie is one of our favorites-enjoy:@)

Michelle said...

It all looks so good and your pie crust looks so perfect in these photos. I need to practice making some! Thank you for linking up today and I hope you have a great weekend!

NanaDiana said...

Oh- How I love Chicken Pot Pie but that is not on my list of "to eat" right now. Gotta love that sweet treat--it loos really good to me!
Hope you have a great weekend, Diane. xo Diana

Carla from The River said...

We love Chicken Pot Pie!!! My boys ask for it all the time.
I like the idea of the pinwheels!!
Carla

bj said...

Your pie looks delicious...and bet it was...
and the Cinnamon Pinwheels...O HONEY...I MUST make some soon.
My Aunt Lola could make the best pie crusts and when she had left over crust, she would cut it in strips and butter, sugar and cinnamon...oh, they were so good that the taste, smell and her warm kitchen has stayed with me all my life.xoxo

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh Diane, your chicken pot pie looks delicious. I just had one the other day, but it was the frozen kind, yet still good. It's nice that you spent time preparing this for dinner, and those pinwheels with butter, cinnamon and sugar look Yummy. I can see why they didn't last long. :) Sometimes baking during the cold winter months is nice, isn't it?

love, ~Sheri

eileeninmd said...

Hello, YUM! Your chicken pot pie and the pinwheels look delicious. Thanks for sharing. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

Kathy said...

I love pot pies but my husband hates them. How can two people be so different? So I eat them when he can have something else. Like at a restaurant. I am terrible at making pie crust so it's probably just as well I don't make them.

My sister and I used to make those pinwheels out of my grandmother's left over pie crust when we were little. They never last long.

ann said...

I have not had chicken pot pie in ages and this one looks so good. The secret is in the sauce, isn't it? And the crust. Your's looks perfect. Hmmm. I've a chicken in the freezer!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

That pot pie looks scrumptious! Pinwheels are not on my diet though I can almost smell the warm cinnamon!

Lowcarb team member said...

So nice to cook together ... enjoy!

All the best Jan

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Ahhh! Pot Pie, my very favorite! And yours looks so pretty, too!

Linda Walker said...

Hi Diane,
wow this looks yummy! I love making homemade chicken pie! Haven't done it in a very long time though! Maybe this weekend! It's getting colder here again so we'll need some comfort food! those pinwheels look delicious too! I bet it's been 20 years since I made those! What a fun time you both must have had baking together! Happy New Year my friend!xo
Linda

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh! Comfort food at its best! I can almost taste the goodness! xx K

Cherdecor said...

I can see right now that you are a great cook. You have it down to a science! I never thought of warming the crust then adding the veggies and chicken. I learn a lot from my friends.

Your husband makes some fancy pinwheels. Since he cleaned up the left over pie dough, just wondering if he cleaned up the kitchen. Hee! Hee!

Linda H said...

Oh I LOOOOVE chicken pot pie. If I have any gravy left over, I add that to the white sauce for more flavour. Yummm, comfort food!

Black Jack's Carol said...

Down home deliciousness calls out from those wonderful food photos! Love that you and hubby cook together!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Both pie and pinwheels look amazing.

Mary Cromer said...

Oh My, saw this post too and had to stop by. We LOVE chicken pot pie and I make it often too. Yours looks delicious and those Pinwheels look yummy too. I have only had a grapefruit and I am getting hungry...LOL~

Marlene Plasencia said...

Hi Diane, yum! You have inspired me, to give it a try. I have never made Chicken Pot Pie, going to give it a try.
Sending blessings,
Marlene