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
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.
[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
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. ;)