The Made-from-Scratch Life: Simple Ways to Create a Natural Home, by Melissa K. Norris (Harvest House Publishers, 2016), inspires us to get back to our roots and back to the basics in the kitchen, in our home, and in our lives. Norris provides a collection of made-from-scratch recipes and life tips to help the modern reader appreciate the simple. Here, return to a warm and hearty meal for the colder season with this from-scratch chicken pot pie recipe.
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From-Scratch Chicken Pot Pie
• 2 cups cooked, diced chicken or turkey (dark meat adds more flavor)
• 2 cups mixed vegetables (cooked or frozen)
• 1/2 cup diced onion
• 3 Tablespoons butter
• 2 Tablespoons flour
• 1 cup milk (can substitute chicken broth or, for a truly decadent treat, use cream)
• 1/4 teaspoon salt dash of pepper
• 2 flaky pastry pie crusts
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll out a pie crust and line bottom of pie plate. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat and cook diced onion until translucent, about 3 minutes. Stir in flour and form a paste. Slowly whisk in milk. Bring to a low simmer. Sauce will thicken as it cooks. If it’s too thick, add more milk. If it’s too thin, add another tablespoon of flour. You want a fairly thick sauce.
2. Add cooked poultry and vegetables to pastry lined pie plate. Pour sauce over vegetables and poultry. Place top pastry crust over the top. Crimp edges and cut slits in pie crust to allow venting. Place in preheated oven and cook for 45 minutes or until pie crust is golden.
Taken from: The Made-from-Scratch Life: Simple Ways to Create a Natural Home. Copyright © 2016 by Melissa K. Norris. Published by Harvest House Publishers, Eugene, Oregon. Used by Permission.
Melissa K. Norris believes that the simple things in life are truly the best and that everything just looks better in a Mason jar. Her mission is to inspire people’s faith and pioneer roots. Through her popular blog and podcast, Pioneering Today, she reaches hundreds of thousands of people, inspiring them to live their dreams, while sharing easy tips and ways to live frugal, grow it yourself, and make it at home pioneer style. Her advice has been featured in The New Pioneer Magazine, Self-Sufficiency Magazine, and Molly Green Magazine. Melissa lives with her husband and two children in their own little house in the big woods in the foothills of the North Cascade Mountains. Visit her web site and follow her on Twitter for simple living tips and more.