Now that it is winter and things are slowing down a bit. It is time to start cooking some Beatitful meals with all the great food we grow and raised this past growing season. Today I am making Chicken Pot Pie from scratch with some of the chickens we raised on pasture and making a pie crust using some of the lard from our pigs we raised and Harvested here at Lumnah Acres
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good morning modern setters yesterday we were talking I was like you know what I really want we haven't had in a while we haven't had a good chicken potpie so today will that make a homemade chicken Popeye from scratch yesterday to get ready for our chicken pot pie which is kind of odd planned ahead and we cooked a whole chicken but we cook the whole chicken with plans for a chicken pot pot so we can make we can have leftover chicken and then we can make a good delicious bone broth last night and use that for our gravy so let's get started with our ingredients we're gonna get a few things ready before we go to work now when we come home we can get it ready get it in the oven to be let's get going all right okay so first I want a nice Bowl to set everything in organized while we're we got our scrap bucket put all of our cut-offs and tailings in there for the pig I'm gonna use two stalks of celery for carrots with a care hey let's go three chairs although it's three carats isn't it big and we're going to use poor potato put this in our put the celery ends in the bucket that will go to the pigs and that will be probably to take that out and feed the pigs get it all chopped up on the side of that hole same thing with the carrots now we're getting these prepared ahead of time and ready you could do this in the morning oh you can do it the night before this is a neat little trick we learned years ago we use it all the time when we want to make a stew or a soup and we know we're not gonna have time but we still want to eat good we all worked we're all very busy people that doesn't give us an excuse not to cook delicious food we have so many digits and gadgets to make our life easier nowadays with cooking it's not even funny the carrots are probably the longest thing that I got to take to cook so we're cutting them up but it's kind of small and that way we know they'll cook on the quicker side we leave them too big we'll have al dente carrots and I don't like y'all density carrot now chop the potatoes up and I keep them on a smaller side to that way they'll cook faster this next step is how we keep our potatoes and everything from going brown [Applause] by starting the character in the potatoes in a bowl of water overnight and throughout the day we find that keeps them nice and fresh for us when we come home or strain them off don't finish the next step with that let's get the pie crust made that we're going to need for the top and the bottom of our chicken potpie this next step is almost recent in their own to raise your own pigs what are we making homemade pie crust our pie crust from scratch using leaf lard super easy recipe we need 3 cups not gonna get into huge detail here with the recipe recipe video 500 thumbs up and I'll make a recipe and I'll put it on our website so we got our flour now they'll be using our leaf lard this recipe also works great for any pie crust nice flaky pie crust it's gonna take a pastry cutter and cut the flower and the lard together to look joins and it's all clumpy once it looks like a bunch of bread crumbs we're go to the next step which is one egg water and vinegar all right I'll take our water and our egg and a little bit of vinegar make a well in the middle add our liquid and dump out the mixture I'm going to divide it in half keep it in a ball then we'll stick it back in the frigerator all right now all the food is prepped so when I come home from work she take everything out of the fridge and we'll stop the next phase of making our chicken potpie when I get home I'll start on the next phase we're back now now we need to get our Kerrygold butter I have a onion in here somewhere chopped up some onion the other day and save some leftover add in our onions want to cook those until they're translucent while our onions are cooking down let's drain our vegetables do a good little red oh let's celery smells delicious I love the smell of raw celery almost ready now let the onions have cooked down a little bit gonna add in our potatoes carrots and celery we're using some of our homemade chicken broth oh that looks delicious I'm gonna add that in with our vegetables gonna let that cook for a little while get our crust we'll grab our chicken our chickens already been cooked so we don't have to cook it again with the vegetables we'll add it in before we bake it in the oven nice beautiful pie crust and take my bigger ball and roll this one out from the bottom one of the balls isn't gonna be big enough for what we need so we're gonna combine them we're not just making a couple of small 9-inch pie gonna make one big casserole one I just like the double check and make sure it'll fit my pan it's gonna fit nicely sorry the reason I rolled it out on saran wrap is that way I have a way to pick it up and put it on top of my plate in a small saucepan I'm gonna melt down some butter the vegetable mixture is looking nice our butter is melting down and while the butters melting down we're gonna go cut up our chicken I'd like using kitchen scissors and cut our chunks into good fight sized pieces that looks good you know if the butter is melted I'm gonna add an equal parts flour if you gluten-free you can use gluten-free flour and it works the same we've done it both ways we've had success either way you need a nice taste one thing that I promise been a really good trick for me is I take some of my broth and I add it into my mixture of flour and butter and I just whisk it up making a thicker gravy instead of just dumping the mixture right into my broth or whatever I'm gonna be making gravy one I just do a small amount in my pan I find I have huge success with thickening what we're making this way I just add it directly in I don't have as much success I'm making a mess I know look how nice that thickens up she keep do it one more time it almost looks like mashed potatoes oh it smells delicious stirring it up just gonna stir it up had a good little boil going this will thicken a little bit more as it's cooking but this is perfect now this is delicious this is real time real working people food making it as we go my hot it's gonna be so good oh I almost forgot the chicken I'll have the chicken in that would have been terrible put on our crust there we go that's what you call farmhouse rustic dinner horse is gonna be good I put my pan on top of a cookie sheet I have a failing it's gonna bubble over the beautiful deliciousness but in the oven that just spells trouble now we're gonna bake it for an hour oh [Applause] yeah baby that's right it's good the character the potatoes nice and soft i boiled it in the broth in a while before I thickened and then you pour it through the new it the crusted make wood large mark pigs came in uh love in LA right love in Walker I think that was the best chicken pot pie with meat itself uh it was pretty simple it took time but it was simple and the next two or three nights well save a lot of time and will be eaten good let's see if they still like it at hand ahem I bet you'll paint it even better Eugene it's better the longer exists so one damn work right one day of a little bit of work will pay off two to three more days of just heating it up having quick meal on a good for you especially in cold when today's like what happened right milk stash no it's a joker smile put your almond milks – thanks for liking commenting and subscribing and we'll see you right back here tomorrow at Alumni acres hey guys to mine at home setting self-sufficiency field by how is it Pluto