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Winter Night Comfort Food

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Chicken Potpie
Ingredients for the filling:
Chicken from the homemade soup
One sweet potato, chopped and steamed until just cooked
Parsnips from the soup
1 bag frozen mixed vegetables–cooked just short of fully cooked according to package directions
Ingredients for the sauce:
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup onion, chopped
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 3/4 cups chicken broth
2/3 cup milkUnbaked crusts for 9-inch pie

Preheat oven to 425°F. Place one piecrust in the bottom of a 9-inch pie plate.
In a large bowl, combine the chicken, cooked vegetables, sweet potato and parsnips, and season taste. Set aside. In a saucepan over medium heat, cook the onions in the butter until soft and translucent. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper. Slowly stir in chicken broth and milk. Simmer over medium-low heat until thick. Remove from heat, pour over the chicken and vegetables and mix well. Pour mixture into the prepared pie shell and add top crust.Cut away any excess dough and seal the edges. Make several small slits in the top to allow steam to escape. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until pastry is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Read the rest of this article in the 2013 Farmers’ Almanac! What’s your favorite comfort food? Share your thoughts below!

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1 Belinda Damron { 12.16.13 at 10:42 pm }

I actually was craving chicken pot pie today; so, at lunch I cooked up some rice, with cream of chicken soup; added some green peas, a little chopped broccoli, and we had a good dish of chicken soup….

2 porky { 12.06.12 at 10:53 am }

im in college rigth now i just got my farmers degree

3 porky { 12.06.12 at 10:52 am }

oooooooooo yummy yummy

4 porky { 12.06.12 at 10:51 am }

i’m so hungry know

5 Sherry { 12.05.12 at 2:37 pm }

My Dad always referred to the Farmers Almanac for the sign of the Moon. He would cut the cows horns, plant crops and even had his first heart surgery making sure the blood flow was below the heart. Miraculously he never lost an ounce of blood.
I buy the Farmers Almanac every year and I thank you for all the endless information.

6 Helen { 11.29.12 at 11:39 am }

To Pam Paterakis, so what’s the recipe for this yummy beef stew?!! My dad’s meatloaf always brought all of us back home pronto…..years back we all asked him for the recipe and he gave each of us (4 girls) a different recipe! I personally think I have the original but the others think that too, lol!!

7 Mari Owen { 11.28.12 at 7:01 pm }

Ooh, my favorite winter comfort food is some nice, thick, rich, creamy New England Clam Chowder – home made, of course. That’s the only good kind, you know. I make enough to last several meals. It just keeps getting better and better each time you heat it up.

8 Vicki Harris { 11.28.12 at 1:23 pm }

I find most pasta dishes to be very satisfying and simple:
a little ground beef, some tomatoes,garlic & olive oil with most any pasta; and you’re ready to go for any number of people. I have done it for years with much succcess.

9 Tamara Schadt { 11.28.12 at 12:43 pm }

Chicken and Dumplings are definately one of my favorite winter comfort foods.
Big pots of any kind of your favorite soups are great in the winter, ad some homemade warm bread and it is the perfect meal!

10 Barb { 11.28.12 at 12:27 pm }

Since I am now a widow & only one to cook for, I make a pot of chili, vegetable soup, chicken noodle soup, etc. do them up in individual meals & put them in the freezer. It doesn’t take any more time, electric or gas to make a big batch. Then you have meals that can be heated in the microwave. What a quick meal. Just add a salad, if desired.

11 pam paterakis { 11.28.12 at 11:02 am }

My Dad’s beef stew! so yummy and filling. When he would visit after I was married always had him make a huge pot to freeze.

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