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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Yummy Pot Pies

Just stopping in for a bit- don't have much time to write.

Last night there was just a teensie bit of chill in the air, So I sent my 17 yr old on some errands that I didn't want to do, and well she is chomping at the bit to get the car. Then I pulled out some left over pork roast from Sunday and whipped up these cute little pot pies.

I didn't take the time to journal-ize this recipe but it is so simple. Start out your pan like many other recipes, with a little olive oil, some onion and some garlic, add stock, I used a whole carton of beef stock. Then chop up any veggies you like, we used Carrots, potatoes and some corn because that was what we had. Throw in some spices to your liking.

Note: Do not spill the pepper into the pot like I did unless you have a box of tissue handy- whew! can really clean out your head!

While the pot simmered for about 30 minutes, I readied the crusts, I cheated, I had some 'pie in a box' crusts in the refrigerator.

When the stock was done I used a smidgen of half-and-half with some corn starch to thicken the gravy, then poured into bowls and covered with dough. This can be fun when you have more time. I have seen the cutest crusts.. however, I only had time and energy for some simple strips criss-crossed.

Threw them all in the oven for another 30-40 minutes. (The larger pie is made from my extra 'gravy', hoping it is even better the second day- even with too much pepper) I love, love, love, these bowls, safe for the dishwasher, oven and microwave. But I am down to only four. Darn things keep getting dropped.

Anyhoo- These little pies hit the spot!

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1 comment:

  1. Num! What a great idea! I might have to try it w/ turkey leftovers.


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