I took vacation day today just to have a day for me. Call it a Mental Health Day. Often, the day is spent doing catch-up and errands, but I try to do something enjoyable. I didn't quite get to the sewing projects or starting on my ornaments. I did a bit of writing. But the good stuff was some cooking in the afternoon.
Life is uncertain, so the dessert first: Chocolate Chip Shortbread. The photo is before I cut them up into thin little rectangles. But doesn't that look good enough to just eat the whole thing? It's a simple recipe my mother made for a Christmas cookie swap years ago. If you cut it up small enough, they're just about guilt-free goodies. Unless, of course, you find you've just eaten a half dozen of them. Hmm...
|Pot pie, ready to bake|
My other cooking project this afternoon was Chicken Pot Pie. We had lots of leftover chicken from a roaster last week. I visited my parents over the weekend and came home with a fistful of carrots fresh from their garden. Carrots never go to waste in this household. The guinea pigs were very appreciative of the carrot tops and trimmings. I kept the big carrots for myself.
The gravy is still a work in progress. I've improved a lot since my first pot pie I made last year: the gravy was so thick you could stand a knife upright in it!
I had enough ingredients for two pies; one goes into the freezer for another day and the other will be dinner tomorrow. A perfect meal for a cool Fall evening.