Stress = Comfort Food

October 28th, 2008

There are about six weeks left before exams…I can’t believe that the semester has gone by so quickly.  It has not been too bad and most days, I enjoy it.  I love being in such an intense environment and surrounded by people who really enjoy learning and arguing.  My friends and I will sit around debating and sometimes just laughing about the cases.  However, by the end of the day, my brain tends to ache from working so hard.  Sadly, I’ve barely cooked.  I normally just want something quick and easy.  But today, I decided that I needed a good warm comforting meal because as my exams get closer, I feel the stress mounting.  I made chicken pot pie with buttermilk biscuits.  It is delicious!  Perfect for these cold windy Chicago days!

Chicken Pot Pie with Dill Biscuits
(adapted from Wandering Chopsticks)

1 buttermilk biscuit dough  (I use this one from Nook & Pantry…just add 1 teaspoon of dried dill)
1 bag frozen mixed vegetables, cooked
1 onion, diced
1 or 2 chicken breasts, thighs, whatever body parts you want, sliced into 1/2-inch chunks
1/2 cup buttermilk, milk, or cream
2 tblsp flour
Salt and pepper to taste

On medium-high heat, saute diced onion until softened. Add diced chicken and stir until almost cooked through. Then the vegetables and mix. Dissolve 2 tblsp of cornstarch into 1/2 cup of milk and mix into the pan. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour mixture into a pie plate.  Using about 1/2 cup of dough, shape the biscuits into circular shapes and place them on top of the mixture.  Or you can just spoon heaping tablespoons of biscuit dough onto the mixture.  Bake at 400 degrees for about 30-35 min.

7 Responses to “Stress = Comfort Food”

  1. VeggieGirl on October 28, 2008 5:50 pm

    I have midterms right now (I had THREE today!!), and I’m dying – good luck with YOUR exams!!

    Hooray for comforting meals!!

  2. JEB on October 28, 2008 5:52 pm

    Making chicken and dumplings for the same reason. Usually don’t put dill in the dumplings, though I do like to add chicken schmaltz, as it makes the dumplings more chickeny. Try it with the biscuits. Just sub it in for melted butter.

  3. Manggy on October 28, 2008 6:41 pm

    Good luck Ginny!
    Omigosh, what a mound of deliciousness! ‘Tleast we know you’re not going hungry as a student, lol :)

  4. LyB on October 31, 2008 6:44 pm

    Boy, when you cook you go all out! I remember the meals I used to make as a student and they rarely looked as good as that pot pie of yours! Good luck with the exams! :)

  5. admin on November 1, 2008 9:52 pm

    VeggieGirl- Good luck! I bet you will do great!

    Jeb- yummy! great idea! I love chicken and dumplings! :)

    manggy- thanks! not hungry just not always quality…box mac and cheese, pb&j…haha!!!

    lyb- thank you! I consider cooking productive procrastination…I need to eat!

  6. Kevin on November 4, 2008 4:59 am

    That chicken pot pie looks good! I like the dill biscuits on top!

  7. Thip on November 6, 2008 12:32 pm

    definitely true…

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