Making Chicken Pot Pies When You Should Be Writing a Blog Post

We are halfway through the challenge to write and post 31 consecutive days!

Most of my posts have been written in the evening after I return from work. Tonight, I decided to make chicken pot pies for dinner. This seemed like a good idea at the time. I am planning to the 21 Day Sugar Detox in November so I’ve been trying out some of the recipes.

This one for chicken pot pies took more time than I planned for. Recipes take about double of the stated time in the cookbook the first time I  make them and I didn’t account for that. And I had missed that the pot pies would need to cool before digging in. So, instead of writing a post dedicated to thank-you notes tonight, I was making chicken pot pies!

If you are interested in trying out this recipe it’s in The 21-Day Sugar Detox Cookbook: Over 100 Recipes for Any Program Level (Amazon affiliate link).  I was VERY hungry by the time it was cool enough to eat.

Was the chicken pot pie worth it?

The dish takes over 2 hours with prep, cooking, and consuming. Given the limited amount of time I had to write tonight, perhaps a long recipe was not in my best interest. It was worth it as I still have things to be grateful for tonight:

  • My mom told me how to store the leftovers
  • I had food to eat
  • I was still able to get a blog post written!
  • I learned a new recipe
  • It was fun to write about food!
  • There is a lesson to be learned about time management

Do recipes ever take you longer than expected? Did you find a way to still be grateful?

About The Author
Heidi has been writing thank you notes for more than 30 years and is the author of A Modern Guide to Writing Thank-You Notes. Her goal is to help people write better thank-you notes by providing tips and examples.

14 thoughts on “Making Chicken Pot Pies When You Should Be Writing a Blog Post”

  1. Looks delicious! So, I’m interested in the detox. Will have to poke around here. Thanks for writing tonight anyway! That’s why they call it a Challenge! Congratulations! You win!

  2. Curious what the crust is made of. I really need to get to book myself since I was the one who recommended it to you :) I had it checked out at the library for a while.

    Smart move not doing the 21dsd and the blog challenge at the same time, that is a recipe for failure!

  3. The pies look yummy. Makes me wish I was doing a chicken pot pie for supper this eve.
    We are having chicken but not pot pie. I remember the night you made thoses.
    Guess it was a good lesson in time management after a busy day at work and getting home late.

  4. What a great lesson, Heidi! I love how you find the gratitude in the little things. I don’t know if I’d be brave enough to attempt making a chicken pot pie from scratch. I made a homemade apple pie once from scratch, though.

    • Thanks Patty! I’ve been braver lately with trying new things as my mom makes almost everything from scratch and my sister has been inspiring me too. I am not as fast as them though yet, lol. They tell me it just takes practice.

  5. Zingerman’s does a yummy chicken pot pie in January and February. I’m thankful when I can get it better than I would make it at home. I like comfort foods in the fall! =)

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