Sunday Supper

For one of my wedding showers back in 2002, bestie C’s sweet mother gave me what is still, to this day, one of my most prized, well loved and dog-eared cookbooks – Cherokee Entertains.

She sweetly inscribed the front cover and thoughtfully listed her own favorite recipes.  Over the last nine years, I’ve made all of them and more, thinking of her, the epitome of so-Southern grace and charm, each and every time one of her favorites graces my table and nourishes my family. 

So, for this month’s Sunday Supper feature, I simply had to share the most mouth-watering, comfort-inducing, from-scratch Chicken Pot Pie that I’ve ever had the pleasure of dining on.  It is a bit involved, but is wholly worth the effort.

Chicken Pot Pie

1 c onion, chopped
1 c celery, chopped
1 c carrot, chopped
1 c new potatoes, chopped (I add this)
1/3 c butter, melted
1/2 c all purpose flour
2 1/2 c chicken broth
1 1/2 c half and half
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 small can early peas, drained
4 c cooked chicken, chopped
1/2 package frozen puff pastry, thawed

Saute onion, celery and carrots in butter over low heat for 10 minutes.  Add flour, stirring well.  Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.  Combine broth and half and half; gradually stir into sauteed mixture.  Add potatoes.  Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thick and bubbly.  Add salt, pepper, chicken and peas; stir gently.  Pour into shallow 11×17 baking dish.  Top with pastry; cut slits to allow steam to escape.  Bake at 400 for 40 minutes or until golden brown.

And I’ll have you know that she dines out of the very same blue willow china that we do.


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3 thoughts on “Sunday Supper

  1. This post just put the biggest smile on my face! Be sure to try the pizza crackers by 8 year old Laura Spears on pg. 301. And I highly recommend anything by Skip or Helen Spears, too!

    Love your blog! Laura (spears) Coogle

    P.S. Which are your other favorites?

  2. Hi Laura – Sorry for the delay – we've been in Savannah all week! So, my very favorite after the chicken pot pie are the creme de menthe brownies. To. Die. For. page. 267. I also love these:
    ham and cheese sandwiches p. 5
    Reeses squares p. 280
    pink lady punch p. 36
    frost on the pumpkin cake (for t'giv) p. 206
    and jalapeno cocktail pie p. 4
    I CANNOT wait to try little Laura's pizza crackers and will now be looking out for the Spears' recipes.
    Kisses to baby G.

  3. Hi! I'm a new reader. My aunts and great=grandmother are from Canton and have recipes in that Cookbook. It is by FAR my favorite.

    Try the Buttermilk Chicken by Sylvia Peterson- that's my great-grand! :)

    Love your blog by the way!


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