Friday, October 16, 2009

Chicken Pot Pie in a Squash Bowl

My sister gave me an idea with the squash we bought last weekend. I love Chicken Pot Pies and Squash, especially Delicata Squash, I think these round shape are a variety of Delicata.

I checked out my Farmhouse Cookbook and googled Chicken Pot Pie and came up with a recipe.

First I cut the bottom off the squash, just a little bit. Cleaned out the seeds and “stuff”, put them in a baking dish with 1/2 cup water in the dish, added a small slice of butter to each squash and covered with foil. Baked 1 hour on 325 degrees, I may up that to 350 degrees but they were pretty tender.

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Meanwhile: I prepared the filling…….

2 chicken breasts , cubed

garlic cloves

2 carrots, diced

2 celery stalks, diced

1/4 sweet onion, diced

1 cup frozen peas, petite green beans, cut one inch

14 ounce can of chicken broth

1/2 cup milk

3 tablespoons flour

2 premade pie crusts

Put 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in skillet, heat, add cubed chicken and garlic, sauté until almost cooked through, add carrots first cook 5-8 minutes then add celery and onion. Cook till onion are transparent add peas and green beans cook a couple minutes then sprinkle flour over the top and mix into veges. Don’t let it burn….lol ….just start to brown add 1/3 chicken broth mix in then slowly add more until all is used, then slowly add milk. This how I make gravy too. You will notice as you add the liquid it will work in and get thick , keep working so it doesn’t get lumpy, you want the mixture to be a bit soupy. It will get thicker in the squash bowl. So add more broth or milk as you want.

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I filled the squash and a bit more, then used premade pie crusts. Cut out shape, I couldn’t find my leaf shapes but that is what I will use next time. I wasn’t sure how the steam would rise so I arranged them differently, they both held together equally. I brushed the tops with egg whites before baking too. Why? Because grandma did…..it makes them crispy, shiny…and I loved Grandma soo I do too! Oops forgot to say bake 30 minutes here!!

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And here they are!! I was pretty excited and hungry, mine was way more than I could eat but I gave it a good shot. My first homemade Chicken Pot Pie! :))

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I had some crimini mushrooms so I sautéed them in butter, and some Blue Moon beer I was drinking while I cooked. No wine in the house!! That's why I used beer….I use whatever, it is a wheat beer, have you tried it. I put the sauted mushrooms on the plate with the pie. I’m not PW and my little silver proves it…lol…

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Yes, lots of filling left over, I filled 3 ramekins, no bottom crust used. Covered them and cooked them for dinner the next night. They were so good too and the filling did not stick to my pottery. I love my Longaberger Pottery for that very reason. Emile Henry is just as wonderful and Mary of Quilt Hollow loves her blue Polish Pottery for this same reason.

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Well this was fun, now I need to make that darn apple cake, I have the apples so this weekend I will get to it.. You know I really don’t need the calories but hey its Fall and maybe it will warm up to the 60’s this weekend and feel like Fall too!!! Its been way to cold, except for my night sweats, cold nights feel good!! My DH says he is freezing, he has a down comforter, wool blanket, quilt with wool batting and I use the flannel sheet with one leg out!! How cold can he be, yep his toes are still cold, now I am worrying about his circulation!!

I’m going to go check out some more recipes, have a wonderful weekend.

Fall Blessings,

Carrie

14 comments:

TeresaM said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice compliment!

This Chicken Pot pie looks soooooooooo good! Yummy!!!

I think I'm going to make some apple dumplings......... with lots of brown sugar syrup on them...... tonight! An apple cake sounds good too!

No better way to warm up a kitchen in the Fall!!!

happy zombie said...

I'm salivating! Beautiful and yummy looking. I'm so going to try this... thank you, Carrie!

Jane said...

Great idea!

Kaaren said...

Thanks, Carrie. I'm going to go to our farmer's market tomorrow and buy some squash and try your recipe for chicken pot pie. It looks yummy!

MMmmmmm.

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Oh YUMMO! That looks delicious. I have done similar meals in acorn squash - next time I am trying potpie!

PS I cook the squash in the micro instead of the oven. Works great!!

Have a great weekend!

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Acorn Squash sounds good too! Microwaving would save the time on baking the squash.

Melody said...

Carrie,
Your pot pie looks yummy. I am going to have to make some with your recipe. Thanks for sharing.
Melody

Kelli said...

Carrie - It looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing just a fallish treat. Thanks too for becoming a follower of my blog. Looking forward to reading your next post! I just love the heart quilt you made for the wedding gift - turned out beautiful

Quilt Hollow said...

That looks absolutely amazing and oh so pretty! I'm marking this one to try soon!

Judy S. said...

Now there's a nifty idea, Carrie. Your pot pie sounds very yummy. I was laughing at your last paragraph as my DH is like yours except he wears wool socks too sometimes. Like you, my feet are sticking out from under the sheet.... Oh well.

Jacquelynne said...

That is a good idea- I am always wondering what to do with those really pretty winter squash.

Libby said...

What a GREAT idea! My objection to chicken pot pie is the soggy bottom crust. I'm adding this to my recipe arsenal right away *s*

Candace said...

Wow - I'm going to try this, Carrie! Sounds wonderful!
Cheers!

Sarah said...

What a terrific idea--pairing of my two favorites!!! Can't wait to give this a go. Thank you, Carrie.

By the way, I love all that you share in your blog.