Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Comfort Food

Warm Chocolate Chip Cookies with cold milk.
Grilled cheese sandwiches. With tomato soup.
Chips and salsa.
Homemade Macaroni and Cheese.
Banana Bread with walnuts.
My Papa's Chili.
Hot Tea and Buttered Toast, the way Mom always made it when I was sick.
Biscuits and Gravy.
Fresh baked bread with butter and honey. (Did anyone else have a bread machine in their freshman dorm room? Stephanie and I did! We were pretty popular on those bread-making days!)

And I can't forget my Mom's recipe for Chicken Pot Pie.

Here's another chicken pot pie recipe...with a slightly more elegant twist--a phyllo dough crust topping. I think it would be perfect for a ladies lunch when there's a chill in the air! A great winter alternative to chicken salad. It really has a great fresh...and somewhat light taste to it for a potpie! It would also look elegant served in individual baking dishes!

Phyllo Dough Chicken Potpie

  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 cups diced red potato (1 pound)
  • 2 cups onion
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms (8 oz.)
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup diced carrot
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 tsp. chopped thyme
  • 2.5 Tbsp. flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cups chicken breast, cooked and chopped
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 6 sheets frozen phyllo dough, thawed

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; add oil. Add potatoes and next 6 ingredients and saute for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low; sprinkle flour over vegetables. Cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in milk and broth. Increase heat to medium-high; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes until thick. Add chicken, peas, salt, and pepper.

2. Spoon into a 2 quart baking dish. Place one phyllo sheet on a large cutting board; lightly spray the sheet with cooking spray. Repeat with remaining phyllo dough slices. Place phyllo laters loosely on top of mixture in dish. Place dish on a baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes until golden.

Serves 6.


Anonymous said...

Hi sweet girl,
I can't wait to see you, Brent and my precious grandbabies almost feels like Christmas with all the wonderful anticipation. We will definitely make as many of those yummy comfort food as you would like! I love you, Mom

Shea and Jacob said...

Hey Kimber-leigh! Just wanted to tell you that your family is beautiful! I'm going to have to write down some of your yummy recipes. I'm always looking for something new to cook up. Hope you're doing well! It's good to see you on here!

Stephanie said...

oh the hot bread...we were quite popular! hope you are having fun with your family!

Shawna said...

i'm making your mom's chicken pot pie tonight. yum! let's talk this week if we can. i miss your voice.


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