Our wedding day was an amazing day! We were surrounded by all of our family and friends, we danced into the early hours of the morning and everyone we talked to raved about how much fun they had. We had an amazing honeymoon (at Disney… where else?!) and when we returned home we invited over our families to watch us open our gifts.
We have lived together for four years by this time and we weren’t really sure what to register for! We ended up registering for small kitchen appliances we needed (wanted) and a few bathroom accessories. Among our registered gifts, we received an amazing cast iron set! What would I make first? They’re so versatile! Dinner? Dessert? How do you choose?!
After seeing a drool-worthy picture from Jennifer at 1840 Farm a few weeks ago a decision was made: I need to get on this cast-iron band wagon!
[PS have you checked out Jennifer’s site/shop/instagram feed? You should! Find it here!]
Choosing a Lucky Cast Iron Recipe
So. What was I going to make first? I found a post from Jennifer about making Chicken Pot Pie in her cast iron skillet and as much as I like the idea of chicken pot pie, to be honest it scared my to try and to the crust properly. I am very much a visual person and love all things simple. So I went to my favorite site, Pinterest, for some inspiration. I ended up seeing a photo by Plum Crazy About Coupons that used store-bought biscuit dough to top her chicken pot pie. It seemed to meet all of my requirements; Quick. Easy. Inexpensive. Comfort Food.
Disclaimer: Sometimes I love cooking from scratch recipes where I hand-make every piece with all local ingredients. Other times I buy canned vegetables and biscuit dough in a tube. This was one of those times.
I didn’t follow the recipe too closely. Life’s too short to be too careful! Chicken pot pies are great for using up leftover chicken, carrots, beans and peas. Throw a few spices in there and you’ve got yourself a pretty good meal! My ‘inards’ were quite watery so instead of baking the dough on top of the pie, I baked the biscuits in the oven separately, then added them once the mixture had combined a little better.
This time of year required a meal like that! When the winter seems like it will never end, finding comfort in food is always the answer!
I am now searching for my second cast iron recipe to try! What are some of your favorites?!