I have to admit with all my love of list making I am not the best at writing down what I need before heading to the grocery store. I tend to make and therefore buy the same things every week and could very likely do my shopping blind folded.
But this year I have made up my mind to be a better meal planner, even trying a new recipe every now and then and that means making out a shopping list. Once I sat down and pulled out a few cookbooks I actually began to enjoy myself.
It was raining and dreary as I was planning my menu and for me cold weather means good old fashioned comfort food.
Along with a scalloped potato and ham casserole, beef fajitas and oven baked chicken and rice pilaf on the menu this week, I bought all the fixings for this homemade chicken pot pie from Andrea at Everyday Beauty.
I didn't waste anytime when I got home from the grocery store. After putting the food away I slipped on my favorite apron and started peeling and dicing. I did cheat a little bit with a refrigerated store bought crust but other than that I followed the recipe to a tee and ended up with the most delicious hot, bubbly chicken pot pie.
A green salad, green beans and some warm rolls rounded out the meal.
The perfect way to warm up the house on a rainy weekend day. And did I mention the smell was to die for. Okay, now that I've made you hungry, I'd love to hear what your favorite comfort food is on a blustery day?