Thursday, 19 April 2012

The BEST medicine…

Today was the BEST medicine in a long time…….I had my bloggy friend Jen over for a stitchy, girly day…..chatting, eating, chatting, laughing, laughing, chatting, drinking coffee, stitching, chatting, laughing, chatting, laughing, drinking tea, laughing….you get the idea! 027 (Medium)025 (Medium)026 (Medium) As you can see…..not much stitching was done….but a little was begun…. 007 (Medium)  I saw this on Fee’s blog a couple of weeks ago and her gorgeous effort inspired me so much I just HAD to have it….and with Dawn’s great investigative skills, I bought my kit here.  It arrived yesterday, just in time for our big day!!!!  Don’t you just love it!!! Before we knew it, it was time for lunch…… I made these Chicken and Corn Pot Pies and I hadn’t made them before so I was a little wary but…. they were deeeeee-lish!  001 (Medium) So Jenny suggested I share our lunch with you, so here it is… Chicken and Corn Pot Pies
  • 500g chicken breast fillets, diced
  • I large onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 small can corn kernels, drained
  • 3/4 cup chopped green beans
  • 1 cup each light sour cream and chicken stock
  • 2 tspns cornflour, blended with a little of the chicken stock
  • 1-2 sheets frozen shortcrust pastry, thawed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  1. Preheat oven to 220 degrees C. (200 degrees F. fan forced) and lightly grease 4-5  x 1-cup capacity ramekins.
  2. Heat 1 tblspn olive oil in a frying pan over medium high heat.  Season he chicken with salt and pepper and cook until lightly browned.  Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Add onion and garlic to pan and cook over medium heat till transparent.  Add corn and beans and cook a further 5 mins.  Combine blended cornflour with cream and stock and add to the pan, stirring often until thickened.
  4. Divide chicken filling between ramekins.  Cut pastry squares into quarters and place one on top of each ramekins.  Press down to seal and run a knife round the edge to cut off excess.  Brush each with beaten egg and cut two slits in the top.  Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
005 (Medium) Before we knew it, 3 o clock had arrived and Jen had to drive home before she turned into a pumpkin!!!!  Nahhhh……to pick up Blossom from work!   So sad that time flies so fast when you’re having the most fun, isn’t it? This just HAS to be a regular occurrence for everybody…..great time spent with great girlfriends IS great food for the soul!  Thanks Jen for a fabulous day! Sugary hugs :o) Signature

12 comments:

retdairyqueen said...

What a lovely way to spend the day
You made me hungry
I may just have to give your little pies a try

Fiona said...

I am so jealous of you both !! I hope you gave each other hugs from me !! You will enjoy the stitchery I loved it. Hugs - Fee XX

Jeanette said...

Looks like you both had a fun day, I just finished that stitchery. :) Hugs,

Marilyn said...

That is a beautiful stitchery. So pleased you had such a great day.

Maree: said...

So Glad you had the chance to catch up together...
Your Pies look Fabulous Love the Snapshots of you Both..
cheers

Larissa said...

Looks like a fabulous day!!! ... Thanks for the chicken pie recipe! Looks yummy!!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Yes the perfect day...love the new project and great looking pies...

Genie Jan said...

Your smiles say it all - a great day! Wendy, your pot pies are definitely going in my recipe folder - yum

Genie Jan said...

Your smiles say it all - a great day! Wendy, your pot pies are definitely going in my recipe folder - yum

Vicki ♥ said...

Looks like you both had a wonderful day and thanks for the recipe for the chicken pies...yummo!! hugs Vicki x

Allie said...

Now I'm REALLY hungry, lol! So glad you two got to spend the day together, you'd better make that a regular thing!!!

Sue from Cyprus said...

You're so lucky having a friend like Jenny. She's lovely!