For many many years now, Christmas to me, well, as of the day after, that is, has been synonymous with total relaxation, with pulling the plug, with taking it way easy for days on end.
I’ve even made a pact with myself that I would always save at least one day during that period where I’d just stay in my pjs all day and do absolutely nothing, not even cook, on that day.
Traditionally, as in, in the past, I’d been feeding basically on tortilla chips, guacamole, hot tomato salsa and jalapeno, olive and cheese dip on that day. I haven’t yet gotten to that one this year, and quite frankly, I doubt that it will happen. Well, at least the chips part I’ll have to ditch… or somewhat modify.
But, like I said, I haven’t yet gotten to that day this year. I have, however, been taking it easy and haven’t been creating a single recipe in well over 5 days now! It feels weird.
You probably noticed that I haven’t been posting that often, either.
Don’t you worry, this is a very temporary situation.
I shall get back to my good old self as soon as things return to normal, right after the Holidays are over.
Speaking of Holidays…
I’m sure many of you are STILL looking for ways to use up their turkey leftovers. Well, here is a brilliant one, for you! I created this gorgeous chicken pot pie using chicken breasts, but you could very well use some of your turkey leftovers instead, and it would be just as good, if not better!
The crust on these is just soooo good, much better than the traditional “full fat” pie crust. It’s like a cross between a pie crust and a yummy warm bread. It’s crispy, but it’s also moist and tender, as well as a tad chewy, just like a good bread, but it sort of wants to fall apart just like a pie crust.
Oh, and the best thing is, with the scraps that are left after you’re done cutting out the circles, you can make these amazing “match sticks”.
Check this out!
They’re so good, you might even want to make a double batch of dough, just so you can make more.
I know I will, next time!