I’m in a bit of a comfort food stage. The temperature has dropped, and for me comfort food is warm and filling.Perfect after a long day in January.
I used some short cuts on this to cut down on time, since I have been doing all of my weekly meal planning and prep on Sunday’s to be better prepared for the week. That is the one draw back about working from home. If you aren’t planned it can be really easy to get sucked into tasks that at an office would not be available to you. Including cooking big meals and cleaning. Without meaning too I’m becoming more organized. I’ll post more on that later.
Back to Chicken Pot Pie!
This is the first time I tried to NOT use a can of creamed _____ insert your choice here. I have to say I felt much better making my own sauce from a recipe I found on OnegoodthingfromJillee. The perks of this recipe are easy…it’s actual REAL ingredients…It makes enough to substitute many cans of cream….and it’s pretty tasty….FAT FREE!
The one draw back is that it takes some time to prepare. I saved the time I spent here by simply buying a frozen pie crust rather than making my own.
Soup or Sauce [S.O.S.] Mix From One Good Thing with Jillee
2 cups powdered non-fat dry milk
3/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup instant chicken bouillon (low sodium)
2 Tbsp dried onion flakes
2 tsp Italian seasoning (optional)
- Mix together all ingredients in a ziplock bag make sure everything is completely mixed. Will create enough to produce 9 cans of cream soup.
To create this into a soup
- Mix together 1/3 a cup of the dry mix with 1 1/4 cup of cold water whisk together. To thicken add heat. You can cook on stove or microwave. Then use as you would a can of cream soup.
Chicken Pot Pie:
- Prepared Pie Crust (store-bought)
- 3 carrots diced
- 2 celery stalks chopped
- 1-2 cooked chicken breasts diced
- 1 prepared can of SOS Mix
- 1/2 onion roughly chopped
- 1/2 shredded cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon of italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon parsley flakes
- cooking spray
- In a small pan saute carrots, celery and onions until the onions are clear.
- Sprinkle with parsley, salt, pepper and italian seasoning.
- Prepare your pie crust as directed on package. This may include baking the bottom crust.
- In a bowl mix together the SOS Mix, sautéed veggies, cheese and chopped chicken.
- Put mix into pie crust, top and add vents to top crust, bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.
What I like most about this meal is I can prep it early in the week and just pull it out and bake on dinner day.
Yesterday’s workout was a rough 3 mile recovery run and today calls for some serious FOAM ROLLING and yoga. I’m not joking when I tell you walking up stairs is currently painful for me! Thanks P90X for the burn. I may need to seriously look into trying out this entire 90 days program. Have any of you tried it before?
Question of the Day: What is your favorite meal to prep?