Sunday, December 04, 2011

Episode 76 - When I Grow Up

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It was recently brought to my attention in the form of an old-school NAS video that in exactly 2 weeks I will officially be a graduated dietitian/grown up.  Me!  A grown up!  I know.  Its a ridiculous thought and I'm excited and terrified all at the same time.  I start my new job exactly 2 days after graduating!  What if I'm not ready?  What if I say something dumb?  What do I wear? So many questions!  So much stress! Ugh.
I was in need of comfort food.  I won't tell you how much of this pie Dawson and I polished off in one sitting, but I will tell you it was a lot.  Like, a lot, a lot.  We're in our fat pants right now.

Chicky Pot Pie

2 frozen pie crusts
I like pie. 
1 tsp canola oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, diced
3/4 cup carrots, diced
6 chicken thighs, diced
1 shot glass full of white wine
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp flour
1 cup milk or cream or a combination of the two
2 bay leaves
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 pouch of OXO chicken broth seasoning
salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 cup frozen peas
1 egg, scrambled

Preheat the oven to 400 F. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat then toss in the garlic, onion and carrots.  Saute until the carrots just start to soften a little, then add the chicken, thyme, bay leaves, salt and pepper.  Cook for another 5 minutes or so, or until the chicken is thoroughly browned.  Toss in the white wine and OXO and cook for another 2 minutes. Next, melt the butter and sprinkle in the flour.  Give the whole mix a stir until it starts to look kinda gross and clumpy - this will help the sauce to thicken.  Pour in the milk and peas and stir until the sauce thickens and the chicken is cooked through.  Pour the delicious mixture into one of the pie crusts and top with the second crust.  Seal the edges of the pie by squishing them with a fork and cut a pretty little X in the middle to let the steam escape and to prevent pie explosions.  Brush the entire thing with the scrambled egg.  Bake in the preheated over for 15-20 minutes.  The top of the pie should be nice and golden.  Delicious!

Did you always know what you wanted to be when you grew up?  I definitely didn't.  My timeline of career possibilities looked something like this:

Age 4: A nurse/ rockstar.  Yes.  Both at the same time.
Age 10: A vetrinarian or an olympic gymnast
Age 14:  For a brief period - a Spice Girl
Age 16: A criminal psychologist.  I wanted to talk to serial killers.  Yeah, it was a phase.
Age 18: A brain surgeon
And finally - Age 24: Dietitian

...sometimes I kinda wish I pursued the Spice Girl thing further.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

Congrats Kristy! At age 10 my aspiration was literaaly: Turn 16 and have a boyfriend. 10 year old me was SUCH a go-getter!

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