Tonight’s dinner was inspired by Glen from work, who described his experience with M & M Meats’ beef and chicken pot pie. Summary: Buy the chicken pie, skip the beef pie.
If you don’t have a free afternoon to make one yourself from scratch, as I do today (bliss!!!), and are craving a pot pie, then I heartily recommend you visit Old Country Meat and Deli at 6328 – 106 Street (Edmonton). Todd Panchuck has the best of ye olde English meats…. proper rashers, sausage, blood pudding, meat pies, and sausage rolls. If you are Englishy, you already know of this place. To the rest of you, I’ve just let you in on a secret.
Back to Glen. His story reminded me that I had frozen left over turkey intended for turkey pot pie. The turkey has been in the freezer nearing 30 days, it was time to set it free.
The recipe is very easy and straightforward. Take the above vegetables, chop, cook, add your turkey, and manipulate until it looks something like this:
While I was chatting on this phone this afternoon, I was sampling the filling even before it hit the casserole dish. It was delicious. It’s surprising there’s any filling left for the pie. But enough survived, and it’s a perfect late afternoon lunch for a blustery snowy day like today!