With all the ghouls and goblins visiting last night, it seemed a good time to make a pot a soup - you know something that would hold between trips to the door. Last night's version is a take on the old standby chicken pot pie, but in a bowl rather than a casserole. It was unbelievable.
I know you must get sick of my descriptive words but some things are just impossible to describe adequately - I mean it's times like this I wish I spoke another language but I can't so I won't say another word. Ya right. This soup is amazingly delicious with chicken and vegetables in a rich gravy served on top of a little bed of mashed potatoes that's hiding in the bottom of the bowl. I mean, who doesn't like potatoes and gravy? I'd have this again in a heartbeat, in fact I think I prefer it over the original pie. This particular version is from two sources, one Food Network's Aaron McCargo, Jr. and the other Chaos In The Kitchen. Of course I had to add my two cents, enough that I feel comfortable reprinting the recipe for you here but when you have a second be sure to check out the originals. Download Chicken Pot Pie Soup
It is perfect cold winter night grub - pure comfort after a day on the slopes or a hard day at the office. It's quick to put together - in fact, you could even use a rotisserie chicken from your local supermarket. I was lucky enough to have a bird the big guy cooked for me earlier in the afternoon over charcoal and alder on his Weber. There's absolutely nothing that I can say that would adequately represent the flavor of his cooked cluck, so I won't even bother trying. Suffice it to say, I did a lot of tasting before I declared the bird good enough to go into the soup.
About Halloween, you can take the Canadian out of Canada but you'll never get Canada out of the Canadian. It'll be a frosty pumpkin when I get used to a Halloween when the temperature is a balmy 75 degrees and the kids aren't wearing costumes over layers of down and fleece, but that's the way it was here last night. There sure were some cuties! Hope you all enjoyed it too.