While walking home from dinner one night on our honeymoon, Christian asked me to name one thing I was really excited about in regard to gaining a new roommate (forever).
My answer: Sharing responsibilities.
His answer: My cooking.
I was flattered. I don't consider myself a great cook, I just believe what my mother always said, "if you can read, you can cook." Well CHBoo held me to it and was very consistent in reminding me that we had been home a week and I had yet to cook anything for him. I wanted to start the week off with a warm meal of Christian's choice to fill his belly before he left mid-week for a residency interview. He requested a chicken pot pie, which I had never made. I've made a yummy chicken pot pie soup, but I figured the actual pot pie couldn't be too hard...it's basically the soup with extra carbs.
I followed this Paula Deen recipe, replacing the boiled eggs with boiled and diced red potatoes (the CHBoo has a fear of boiled eggs stemmed from childhood...he claims they make him nauseous and his sister shoved one in his face when he was younger. I have literally chased him around the house with a boiled egg in hand before...and that, my friends, is what we call a Wednesday.) and the peas and carrots with frozen vegetables (because I was short on time...next time I want to do this part Paula's way).
- 2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
- 4 red potatoes, boiled and diced
- 1 - 1 1/2 cups frozen vegetables
- 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can cream of chicken soup
- 1 cup chicken broth
- Salt and pepper, optional
- 1 1/2 cups instant biscuit mix
- 1 cup milk
- 1 stick melted butter
Heat the oven to 350 and grease your baking dish(es). Layer the chicken, potatoes and frozen vegetables.
Mix the soup and broth together, season with salt & pepper, and pour over the layers.
Mix the biscuit mix and milk together, pouring on top of the dish.
Drizzle the butter over the topping. If a Paula Deen recipe doesn't include a stick of butter, I want to see it. I still crack up over these Kristen Wiig SNL skits -- here and here.
Pop in the oven for 40-45 minutes and enjoy!! I may have overdone the amount of potatoes used...but Christian still ate at least half of the green dish and cleaned his plate and I'm already looking forward to leftovers, so I'm calling this one an easy win for everyone.