gone to pot


So, I get that free Kraft Food’s What’s Cooking magazine.

Most of the recipes are useless as they call for ingredients particular to Kraft (Jell-o™, Miracle Whip™, Cheez Whiz™, Stove Top Stuffing Mix™, Processed Coloncancerinacan™), but a pot pie recipe caught my attention.

Not in its original form, of course.  What good can come from a recipe with only five ingredients (chicken, frozen veg, cheese, condensed soup and crescent dinner rolls)?

I saw potential, however.  I do so love me some pot pie.

Anyhow, this is my version.  It’s definitely not good for you, but it’s a lot better than the original.


My Big, Fat Cheater Pot Pie

4 cups favourite veggies, cooked (I used onion, garlic, peppers, corn, edemame, broccoli and carrots)
1 tbsp olive oil
2 c chick’n (So Soya, for instance)
2 tbsp arrowroot powder
1+ c water
1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
1 tbsp fresh chives, chopped
salt and pepper, to taste
1 can refrigerated crescent rolls

  • Preheat oven to 375*F.
  • Saute veggies in oil until almost cooked.
  • Add chick’n and stir to combine.
  • Add a little water to the arrowroot powder to make a paste.  Add paste to remaining water and add slowly to veggie mix stirring constantly.
  • Stir until sauce is the consistency of honey.  Add more water if necessary.
  • Add fresh herbs and season to taste.
  • Pour veggie mix into 9″x13″ baking dish.
  • Remove crescent rolls from package and unroll over veggie mix, stretching if needed to reach the edge of dish.
  • Bake 20-25 minutes or until top is golden brown.
  • Let sit before serving.

About Angela

My name is Angela. I am a 28 year old psych and criminology graduate, but I'd rather not diagnose you. I am a cuddle-slut. I can recite the entire script of The Princess Bride, (including accents) and believe that the meaning of life is contained within. Polyanna, Snap.com commercials, and Oprah 'reunion shows' make me cry. I can whistle and hum at the same time, but I cannot touch my toes. I am an expert in both listening and talking. I look good in orange. I am a writer. I kick ass in Gin, Hearts, and Cribbage but I don't understand Canasta or Bridge. I can be heard singing Broadway numbers from my shower, and have dressed up as a viking princess, (complete with aluminum foil breast plate) The Phantom of the Opera, and a Ghostbuster for Hallowe'en. I have a bird named Bean. I have a brother named Adam. They are not related. I like vanilla body lotion, peanut butter, saunas, Jim Carrey, broccoli, pets, TheOnion.com, Muppets, Kevin Smith, Corelle dishes, dry erase white-boards, Barenaked Ladies, Philosophy, the letter J, Harry Potter, picture frames, swimming, quilting, Michael Moore, genealogy, Raggedy Anne, tacky 50's tchotchke, 'Idiot's Complete Guide To' books, tweezers, feather pillows, polar dips, aquariums, Martin Luther King Jr., and Dr. Pepper. I don't like meat, gossips, cooked carrots, American Idol, mosquitoes, sweating, politics, public washrooms, tardiness, tuition, hunting, pat answers, pick up lines, brown bananas, cliches, pine scented air freshener, Kevin Costner, bacon, candied apples, pro-wrestling, humidity, and hypocrisy. Books I've read recently The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Dark Tower, When Nietzsche Wept, What's So Amazing About Grace?, Catcher in the Rye, Not Wanted On the Voyage, The Red Tent, The Little Prince, The Way the Crow Flies, Slaughterhouse-Five, The Poisonwood Bible, The Fall, The Knot of Vipers, Calculating God, The Chrysalids, Sick Puppy, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Franny and Zooey, The Brothers Karamazov, and jPod. I am slightly neurotic. No I'm not. Yes I am.

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