Monday, April 14, 2008
Pot Pie - Chicken and Mushroom Soup
The weekend had been a rather slow one, recovering from sore eyes - Conjunctivitis. Attempted only the more exciting stuff on Sunday but on Friday, I decided on having something interesting besides bread with kaya and butter, which was what I have for lunch and dinner on Thursday, when I was first diagnosed with sore eyes.
Wanted to make just a clear chicken and mushroom soup but decided to put a little umph into the presentation. The chicken soup was a simple one which I threw in some chicken ribs, some chicken breast meat, 2 potatoes, 1/2 an onion, 4 fresh button mushrooms, diced, salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil. Remove the chicken breast meat to be shredded. Put it back into the soup and put on slow heat for about an hour to bring out the goodness from the chicken. Add a little cornstarch to thicken up the soup.
Once the soup was ready, I just ladled up some into an oven safe mug, placed 2 slices of the puff pastries over the pot, put it in for about 15mins or when the pastry started to brown. Remove it from the oven and enjoyed it with some yummy egg & turkey ham toast ... and with the weather turning overcast outside, it felt like the middle of Autumn...