Sunday, February 19, 2012

Comfort Food.

Yesterday I went all out for myself cooking dinner.
I even splurged on some flowers for the table.

and some wine. ;)

on the menu?
stove top chicken pot pie
served over
open-faced buttermilk biscuits.
Recipe courtesy of Southern Living.
They tell you to use frozen buttermilk biscuits, but woah. I was born and raised in the South, so frozen is unacceptable. Buttermilk biscuits should be made from scratch.

Buttermilk Biscuits
[best recipe out there.]
 2 1/4 cups Self-Rising Flour
1/2 cup cold butter
1 1/4 cup buttermilk
self-rising flour for kneading dough

Cut butter into flour until crumbly. Cover and chill 10 minutes. Add buttermilk, stirring until just moistened. Turn dough onto floured board. Knead dough 3-4 times, adding flour as needed. Flatten dough out with floured hands, and then fold dough onto itself. Sprinkle top with flour and flatten out again. Fold dough on itself once again. Repeat once more. Roll dough into 1/2 " thickness. Cut with biscuit cutter and place on greased pan. Bake at 450˚ for 13-15 minutes. Makes 2 dozen.

Stove-Top Chicken Pie
Buttermilk Biscuits
1 small sweet onion, diced
1 Tbsp Canola Oil
1- 80z package sliced fresh mushrooms
4 cups chopped cooked chicken
1 (10 3/4 oz) can reduced fat Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 cup low-sodium Chicken Broth
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 - 8 oz pkg cream cheese; cubed
1/2 (0.7 oz) Envelope Italian Dressing Mix (about 2 tsp) 
1 cup Frozen baby peas; thawed

1. Bake Biscuits.
2. Saute onion in hot oil in large skillet over medium/high heat 5 minutes, or until golden. Add mushrooms and saute until tender. Stir in chicken and next 5 ingredients. Cook, stirring frequently, 5 minutes or until cream cheese is melted and mixture is thoroughly heated. Stir in peas, and cook 2 minutes. Spoon chicken mixture over hot split biscuits.   

**I used a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store, and didn't add the mushrooms (not a mushroom fan). It would also be good with carrots added in. Quick easy supper, that I highly recommend if you love some good Southern comfort food!**

Plus, cooking with wine is wonderful.. because you can enjoy a glass while you cook.

and YES, I did have both a glass of wine and a glass of sweet tea with my dinner. don't hate. ;)


Kristin said...

that looks like a very successful cooking adventure! :) and how was that wine? i'm a big fan of white wines.

Jordan said...

That looks really good! :)

lori said...

this looks yummy! i love chicken pot pie... and wine, and sweat tea of course!

Bre said...

I love every kind of Middle Sister wine! if you're a red drinker then you have to try the pink one! I don't know what type of red it is but it is hand down one of my favorites! Looks super yummy!

Jamie said...

Looks GREAT girl! Definitely southern comfort food :)

Christa said...

Yum! Looks good! Those flowers are so pretty!

Mere said...

Ok so that looks delicious!!!!!! I love cooking dinner for myself-- who needs a man to cook for?! :p

Anonymous said...

and... bookmarked. It looks delicious & I love your idea about tossing in some chopped carrots. Whatever man God has in mind for you is going to be a lucky one indeed ;)

Jenna said...

Leslie, this looks so good! I've never made homemade chicken pot pie, but i really am craving it now! i'm going to try this recipe asap! thanks for sharing. xx

Melanie said...

OHH YUMM!! I am going to bookmark this post..that looks like a meal and a half!! Thanks for sharing!

Tiffany said...

Ok so I totally had middle sister moscato and sweet tea with my dinner tonight too!!

Melissa said...

Looks so good! I'm going to make it this week!

Michelle said...

yummy! totally using your biscuit recipe soon!

Portuguese Prepster said...

o my goodness that looks beyond amazing!!!! drooling. Not too mention the flowers and middle sister (one of my favorite wines!). Wish I could have been there!

Megan said...

Oh wow, this meal looks divine!! I am going to have to try it!

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Kate said...

YUM! That looks and sounds amazing!

Amber said...

southern comfort food is the only way to go! :)

Kristin said...

I like to have 2 drinks with me as well! lol

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

I just pinned your recipe! Oh my gosh this looks so good! I am always looking for new recipes and I've never made anything like this before!