Plentiful Pot Pie

So I had wanted to make pot pies with the leftover chicken for dinner last night.  I usually make the filling for me and use some of it to make small pies for Tom.  I decided to look at many of the old cookbooks I have for recipes.  Some I have purchased over the years and some I inherited from my grandmothers.  All of the chicken pie recipes I could find in these cookbooks just have chicken, gravy and crust but no vegetables.  This is not the pie recipe I was looking for.  But in a bound notebook belonging to my paternal grandmother, Evalene McCrory White) I found this recipe:

This note book was interesting and apparently old.  Here is the inside of the front cover.

There were recipes cut out from various sources and written on a variety of small scraps of paper, including on the back of this interesting Ross Dam advertisement.

Here is a booklet with obvious WWII recipes inside.  Gotta love the irradiated milk!

Here is a Pork Chop Casserole recipe she wrote down that I might try in the future.

Anyway, I used our leftover chicken, our chicken stock and our lard (instead of shortening) to make the recipe.  It used celery and peas as the other cooked vegetables.  It turned out really good.  I ended up eating the parsley pinwheels along with Tom because they were so yummy.  So this is a very versatile recipe and a keeper.

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7 Responses to Plentiful Pot Pie

  1. Jeanne says:

    Hm! Do you have any idea what they did to “irradiate” the milk? I don’t think I’ve even heard of it. I love the old ragged look of that cookbook!

    My sisters and I inherited our mother’s hand-written recipe book, which she started in the early 1930s. She and our dad were married in 1933. We three sisters divided up her cookbooks by drawing straws. The middle one got the handwritten book, said she’d share it with the oldest and me, whenever we wanted it. Somehow, that hasn’t happened. Not that Bette is unwilling…. Mom has been gone since the late 1990s.

    Old cookbooks are a lot of fun!

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  2. Michelle says:

    That DOES look like a good pot pie recipe – and I love that it has a vegetarian option!

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  3. Oh, your pinwheels are beautiful! I made a pot pie yesterday, have made it so many times that it has turned into kind of a free-form dish: whatever chicken and vegetables/beans we have are cooked in butter and olive oil. A generous amount of flour folded in with pepper and thyme. Milk and stock added halfway up. Brought to a boil and then cooked in a crust.
    Speaking of lard – my husband used a word while playing Boggle last night – I told him it was made up but he Googled it and it was the term for the fat before it is rendered into lard? Not like he knew that but, whatever, 8 points.

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