It’s a well known fact that I don’t like to cook. Well, mostly, I’m afraid of cooking. I have this fear of time management. When do I start the side dish? How long will the meat take? You get the drift.
So, now that I have someone for whom to cook, I’m attempting to expand my culinary horizons…albeit a bit slowly.
Tonight, I made a chicken pot pie. Not EXACTLY from scratch, but close enough. I used this recipe I found by Googling. I tried looking for stuff on pinterest first, but I got overwhelmed by all the shiny distractions. But, since I’m trying all things social media, I immediately pinned it when I found it. It’s a good way to stay organized and believe me, I need all the organizational help I can get.
Honestly, this recipe was pretty easy. I mean the ingredients were simple. I added a chopped up potato since Paul isn’t a big veggie fan. Also, I doctored up the cream of chicken soup. First, I got the less fat one. Then, I added some garlic powder and basil. I think it helped a bit.
I was a little skittish about the dough. Being a perfectionist, I wanted the fluted crust to look as pretty as the stuff in the professional looking photo. Heck, I’d even take two flutes looking right. I just can’t seem to figure out how to do it.
Regardless, it was a tasty dinner.
I really wish there was a meal planning app. You know something that I could plug in the stuff I want to make and it spits out exact instructions on what to make when. That or I just need to take a freaking Home Ec class.