We're getting a ‘pot pie soup’ at work next month. Hearing about this today led me to decide I would spend my Friday night making my first pot pie. So I went out and bought all the ingredients I needed, and the dough! I’ve never made a pie of any sort before, never worked with dough except to made bread one time and as a child when I used to mix water and flour and make a mess for fun.
In the pan it tasted really good. But I put it in the oven about 20 minutes ago and it started spilling over. I forgot to put a larger pan underneath the 8x8 inch pan that the pot pie is actually in, per the recipe’s instructions, so the filling starts spilling all over onto the bottom of my oven. I anxiously keep checking it, hoping htere’s not a fire starting up in there.
My freaking oven doesn’t have a glass window on the front so I can’t see in from the outside! When I was younger I used to think that the reason for those doors is so you can see how tasty and delicious your food was becoming while it cooks. Because that’s what I used it for as a child. But now I realize it’s so you can see IF THERE’S A FUCKING FIRE IN YOUR OVEN. Which I can’t see. So eventually I decided to put the pan on top of another pan to prevent any further spillage. Shortly after I do this, lots of smoke starts coming up through my stovetop ranges. So I turned off the oven, opened up my whole apartment (it’s chilly outside, man!) and am waiting until the smoke stops.
I just checked it and the dough rose quite a bit. I just hope it’s cooked through. The filling is for sure cooked – it was cooked before I put it in the oven. But that dough better not be doughy.
anyway, I hope my first pot pie comes out good. It was very labor intensive to prep so I don’t think I’ll make it again anytime soon, even if it is good.
And this mostly sucks because I REALLY wanted to bake some cookies tonight too but now with the mess in the oven I have to let the oven cool before I can clean it then bake the cookies…. may be too much work.
OR NOT BECAUSE IT’S FUCKING COOKIES!!!
Wine. World Cafe on NPR while cooking. Movie during dinner. I’m a content camper tonight.