Well the winter weather continues. Thursday we had accumulating snow and our university shut down for the day. I figured this would be the case so I brought home my lap top and a boatload of work. We had a two-day, city-wide, college conference that was scheduled for Friday and Saturday, with Thursday being the prep day for the entire team. Closing the school put us in a world of hurt and I started with text messages, back up plans, and emails at 5am.
At 6:30am, I took a break and started a pot of chicken stock. I have been craving my MomMom’s Chicken Pot Pie and I figured this was the perfect day to make it!
I diced the vegetables for the stock and the pot pie and then took the whole chicken and broke it down into parts. All of that went into a pan with water and cooked for four hours.
After four hours, I took it off the heat and strained the stock. I discarded the bones, vegetables, and herbs and shredded the meat. I wanted to de fat the stock, so I put it in a pan with a lid and set it outside in the snow for an hour.
After the stock cooled and the fat congealed, I removed the fat, strained the stock and made the pot pie. Our house smelled amazing all day long and I couldn’t wait to dive in and eat those home-made noodles. This was a perfect snowy day dinner.