Tuesday, May 12, 2009
I'm the last person that should give cooking advice but...
This past weekend, on Mother's Day, the girls and I set out on a cooking slash baking adventure. Amanda had been begging me for pot pie and I had recently read Smitten Kitchen's post on scones made with heavy cream. So rather than clean the kitchen, which is what I normally do on Sundays, we destroyed it.
In fact, half way through Sunday when I was thinking about blogging about this, I wasn't sure if I wanted to recommend it since the mess is so astronomical.
As. tro. nom. ical.
The food was stunning but I have to be honest, I am not meant to be a kitchen chic. I do not like can't effing stand cleaning up the kitchen. If the dishwasher has to be ran more than once, I'm out.
BUT since I had promised Amanda a freaking pot pie and it was Mother's Day and I wanted to spend time with the girls, I sucked it up and endured the destruction of my kitchen and the impending cleanup job that lurked in the not so distant future.
Where I failed you as a blogger, I did not take pictures.
I thought about it several times through out the day but my camera was in the car and I didn't want to leave and go get it. I was really enjoying the time with the girls.
Anyway, we made the following three things, all of which I can recommend as being really good!

Chicken Pot Pie
We didn't change much about this recipe or process except that we didn't have any baking bowls so we made one large pot pie in a 9x15 glass pyrex dish. Oh and we added corn. My kids really loved it. If I make it again, I will prepare everything in advance instead of all on the same day.
We also made one for Ruthie with no meat. We used cream of celery soup as a base and used pretty much all the veggies in my house including soy beans and zucchini. It was made in the smaller square pyrex pan and she liked it.

Dreamy Creamy Scones
We used strawberries. I'm sure we broke all kinds of baking rules but we thawed about a half cup of strawberries and cut them up and threw them in. They definitely added to the moisture and we probably should have cut some of the cream out but we didn't. They fall apart pretty easily but are really good.

Chocolate Scones
We didn't change ANYTHING about these... they were sooo good. We made all of our scones in muffin tins instead of cutting them though. Make these as soon as you possibly can. I had dreams about them. Sooo goood.

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