comfort food on a blustery day


I have to admit with all my love of list making I am not the best at writing down what I need before heading to the grocery store.  I tend to make and therefore buy the same things every week and could very likely do my shopping blind folded.

But this year I have made up my mind to be a better meal planner, even trying a new recipe every now and then and that means making out a shopping list.  Once I sat down and pulled out a few cookbooks I actually began to enjoy myself.

It was raining and dreary as I was planning my menu and for me cold weather means good old fashioned comfort food.

Along with a scalloped potato and ham casserole, beef fajitas and oven baked chicken and rice pilaf on the menu this week, I bought all the fixings for this homemade chicken pot pie from Andrea at Everyday Beauty.

I didn't waste anytime when I got home from the grocery store.  After putting the food away I slipped on my favorite apron and started peeling and dicing.  I did cheat a little bit with a refrigerated store bought crust but other than that I followed the recipe to a tee and ended up with the most delicious hot, bubbly chicken pot pie.

A green salad, green beans and some warm rolls rounded out the meal.

The perfect way to warm up the house on a rainy weekend day.  And did I mention the smell was to die for.  Okay, now that I've made you hungry, I'd love to hear what your favorite comfort food is on a blustery day?

xo, Patty


  1. That looks yummy! I'm gonna try that recipe this week! One of our favorties is brunswick stew and this is our favorite recipe: It makes a really thick stew and is so yummy! Hope you try it and like it as much as we do!

  2. Looks so yummy! A Pasta e Fagioli last night for dinner. Soup is always a good go to for comfort here. Have a great day!!! Are you going to try to tackle the poncho?
    xo Kris

  3. Looks wonderful. I love making something that makes the house smell good. I have never made chicken pot pie. Must try it after seeing yours. Our go to on a cold foggy day like today would be homemade soup. In fact, I could eat soup everyday.

  4. What is better than chicken pot pie. Especially on a cold winter's day. That looks amazing and I'll bet your kitchen smells wonderful. Have a great day and stop my and get in on my Give-A-Way :)
    Your blogging sister,
    Connie :)

  5. I love home made pot pie, it truly is comfort food on a cold night! This looks delicious!

  6. That chicken pot pie looks really good! I'm trying to be more diligent about making out a weekly menu and grocery list, too. We eat a lot of vegetarian meals, so tonight I'm making lentil and brown rice tacos. The mixture is made in the Crockpot. I made a big pot of Pasta e Fagioli soup the other night. A meat meal I'm making later in the week is Giada DeLaurentis' recipe for Bolognese sauce which I will serve over pasta.

  7. OH WOW that looks so yummy, that I might have to make some this weekend. I have a recipe from my grandfather, when he was an Army Cook during WWII. I used to love hearing his stories, such as the time he and the food wagon got chased by the enemy and they were throwing food out to them! They wanted the food! Anyways, it took him several years when he got back to get the recipe down for a Family and not for an army of men! LOL. Stay warm and I enjoy your blog.

  8. Patty,
    Great post for the beginning of 2015, dear friend!!!
    Homemade Chicken Pot Pie was on our menu, also!!!
    I agree, this recipe makes an amazing comfort food!!


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