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!
As you can see…..not much stitching was done….but a little was begun….
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!
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
- Preheat oven to 220 degrees C. (200 degrees F. fan forced) and lightly grease 4-5 x 1-cup capacity ramekins.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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)