Saturday, February 10, 2007

chicken pot, chicken pot, chicken pot pie.....*

hello all!

so i have been spending the last wek sitting on the couch and taking pictures of things within my reach. they include the picken pot pie i made (seriously, i think it is the best thing i have ever made. it was fantasic, and i don't mind saying so, esp all the people who tasted it thought so too:) ) i was esp proud since it was the first time i tried to make it and the first time i made puff pastry from scratch.

the culinary high did not last long, though... the orichette i made was not as fabu - i think it was bc i made the dough a few days before i cooked it. it didn't have that same fresh pasta taste... it tasted fine. but as josh said, i have made better...

oh, and note to self: when cooking with spinach, wash several times. one pass just doesnt cut it anymore. i liked the rollatini i made on monday, but could have done without the sandy crunch in every bite. ah well - won't make that mistake twice...

here are some food pics and then some results of camera boredom.

















* - if you can name the source of the quote, you will have my undying respect.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Divya said...

JUST SHOOT ME!! haha i win!

1:26 PM  
Blogger Deepa said...

well technically you did - but i would be surprised if you DIDNT know it!

who was he again? the photographer's brother? maya's brother?

3:07 PM  
Blogger H said...

can you send me the recipe for the pot pie? i LOVE that stuff!

8:21 PM  
Blogger Deepa said...

h - it was from barefoot contessa: http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,1977,FOOD_9936_33099,00.html

if you have a food processor, the dough is really easy to make. if you dont want to do that though, she said on the show that store bough puff pastry works just as well. be ready for a lot of food if you follow the recipe. i used only one boneless chicken breast and 3 small potatos, a bunch of carrots and whatever peas we had leftover and made four smallish pies. i went easy on the butter as well and added a half a cup more flour (by mistake) but it made it realy hearty and not as rich.

11:30 AM  

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