Tonight We’re Ordering Pizza…

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I’ve mentioned before that cooking is not really my strong suit.  You can find my story about my small, fall kitchen fire here.

Everyone in my house is kind of sick and coughing, including me. And my head hurts.  So last night I decided I’d make a healthy, homemade chicken pot pie with all that yummy chicken broth and fresh veggies and white meat chunks of chicken.  I found my Pioneer Woman cookbook and used her recipe for pie crust.

I mixed flour, butter, water, an egg, white vinegar and salt together. It looked great.  Then I noticed the bag of flour said self-rising (which has salt and baking powder added.)  Crap.  I tasted the dough and it was pretty salty.  And I was afraid it would puff up all out of the dish and not hold the filling.

I didn’t know what to do so I added grated cheese and herbs — not sure why I thought that would help, I hoped maybe it would cover up the saltiness — and made biscuits out of the dough.  They ended up somewhere between pie crust and biscuits, very cheesy, salty and crisp.  I pretended it was a new recipe I found on a cooking blog 🙂

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60 responses

  1. You accomplished it without no one being the wiser! 🙂

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  2. Same here. We have Lou Malnati’s on speed dial.

    Feel better!

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    1. Thanks, it’s hardly worth me cooking on a good day!

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  3. I used to say, “I made this with love.” Which became code word for, hmmm you probably don’t want me to make this again, but hey what the heck at least it’s dinner. 🙂

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    1. Yes, I have a list of things they don’t want me to make again!

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  4. Quick thinking and hey, it all worked out. Actually those biscuits sound pretty good!

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    1. Well, they didn’t taste horrible but if you’re watching your salt intake they could be lethal, lol

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  5. I LOVE chicken pot pie! I’m sure that it was delicious!

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    1. Well, they ate it but they’re usually pretty grateful when I cook at all! Hubby says I have other redeeming qualities 😉

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      1. He did not marry me for my cooking skills!

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      2. Now that is certainly not fair to say without an accompanying post to substantiate. 😉

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      3. Oh, my, (fluttering lashes)! I did meet him the old fashioned way, picked him up in a bar…

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      4. Did he have a set of keys that you stole? 😀

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  6. Brilliant revision on-the-fly! When that kind of thing happens to me I “surrender” and the cats in the barn are usually the happy recipients.

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    1. I have been known to throw things out but it was too close to dinner to do a different batch 🙂 so I had to try to disguise it!

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    1. With the way I cook I have to be!

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  7. Ha! What they don’t know won’t hurt ’em. 😃

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      1. Hey, acting like you knew what you were doing is half the battle! 😃

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  8. Hope y’all feel better soon!!! 😀

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    1. I actually skipped training this am. Just couldn’t do it. Hopefully better by next week, thanks!

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  9. That’s hilarious! Fake it till you make it!

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    1. Cooking is not really my thing. Of course, the family knows it by now. I get assigned hello for the holidays, lol

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      1. Yep, Christmas and Thanksgiving I was asked to bring a jello mold. It’s very complex, too,orange jello and Cool whip 😀

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      2. You’re killing me! 😂😂😂

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  10. I have three words for ya: Pillsbury. Pie. Crusts. You’ll find them in the dairy case and they taste just like home made. Even better than that, they’re EASY!

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    1. Oh, goodness, I do use them but didn’t have any so I thought I’d do it from scratch. My bad!

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  11. The household cook (because sometimes it is a man) should have a night or two a week to rest.

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    1. My family goes back and forth. Hubby especially adores when I cook. He old-fashioned that way so I do try. The kids could eat out all the time. I love to cook for parties and holidays, not do much the everyday grind. I have other talents 😉

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      1. I take turns cooking with Allie. And we try to eat out once a week. Love trying restaurants.

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      2. You just get better every time you share things! Sadly, we eat out too much — Im trying to cook more and hubby ‘s “turn” is where do we want take out from? 😉

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      3. LOL Oh, I am limited in what I can cook. Lasagna, roast pork, steak, pepper steak. But there are days you just got to go out and get some air and relax. No thoughts of dishes or home.

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  12. You are hilarious! Wish this was on tape! 🙂

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  13. Laughing because I also use self rising dough for cookies once – and it was when I was in a pinch to bring baked good somewhere – anyhow / cool that u were still able to make something with your dough!

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    1. Not for those watching their salt intake lol!

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      1. haha! that’s for sure…. have a nice day my friend

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  14. Sounds a bit like me sometimes…always in a hurry and don’t read the recipe properly! You turned it around though.

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    1. I know, that’s it. Didn’t feel well and was trying to just throw something together!

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  15. Sounds familiar! Ha! giggle. Nice to know I’m not the only one to mix-up on the recipe front.

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    1. Oh, a cook I am not! I try, but…

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      1. Well you could have fooled me 🙂

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  16. I Love It! The ending part made me laugh! (call it Piscuts) sorry everyone’s under the weather, nothing to like there. I’ve made cooking mistakes, usually throw it off the porch, some unknown varmints always eat it. But from this day forward I shall remember your creativity and name it something else. Thanks for sharing 😊

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  17. I am proud of your figuring out how to use the dough without throwing it out, Diane! Waste not, want not. . . It probably was better than you are saying! 🙂

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    1. Hah hah, no it really was different! But it was sort of like Chicken ala King with the sauce over the biscuits so they were okay. Not super healthy with all the salt… 🙂

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  18. You are a smart, sneaky, beautiful lady. I bet the enjoyed the dollops of lovingly made, whatamacallit 🙂

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    1. Well, they ate it and said it was fine!

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  19. Well, it’s amazing what a little quick thinking and improvisation can achieve. The dough wasn’t wasted and everyone ate it . . . what more could you ask? Well done you! 🙂

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