Larry took charge of dinner, which is something I like very much. He picked the recipe and made most of it himself.
These hearty pot pies are simple to make with whatever vegetables you have on hand. We had leftover chicken in the fridge, but rotisserie chicken or any leftover shredded meat will work fine. Or go meatless. I wouldn't mind trying these with some cooked farro in the mix.
I took over the pot pie lids. We didn't have any puff pastry, and It seems as though Trader Joe's is no longer carrying their frozen all-butter puff pastry. I refuse to buy anything that isn't all butter, so I put together a batch of the delicious quick pastry from Smitten Kitchen. It's tender and surprisingly flaky for a dough that doesn't require any folding and turning.
We love these pot pies. I'm happy to have Larry make me dinner anytime.
- Skillet Chicken Pot Pie with Butternut Squash (Bon Appetit, February 2012)