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Snow Days and A Chicken Pot Pie, A Love Story!

Snow Days and A Chicken Pot Pie, A Love Story!

Some of you may have noticed that driving, walking, and just general living are a lot more difficult than they used to be, I'm not dissing the snow FYI, if it wasn't for the snow it would just be dark and wet with NOTHING to talk about. But when it's cold outside and your stuck inside the best thing you can possibly eat is a chicken pot pie!!! If you can't make it in to Bread and Honey Café for our chicken pot pie, I will give you the recipe and you can make it yourself.

Just in case anyone was worried about Bread and Honey being open on snow days, don't!! I will always risk my life and that of my employees to be a warm friendly place to go in a storm, plus with no one else open, we get all the neighborhood business.

Now lets get to the recipe.

First, start with two pounds of chicken, poached in salted water with half an onion, and 3 sprigs of tarragon.

While the chicken is poaching (about 20 to 30 minutes), fine dice a pound and a half of each: celery, carrots, and onion. Start sautéing your vegetables in a heavy bottom pan on medium heat with a table spoon of oil, sauté at least 10 minutes before turning down to low and adding a table spoon of butter.

Sweat your vegetables down until you can see oil on the bottom of the pan, when that happens add 3 tablespoons of flour until it gets absorbed in the fat, you are basically making a roux, slowly add 4 cups of the tarragon chicken stock to the sautéed vegetables until it looks like chicken gravy.

While your gravy is simmering on low, dice the poached chicken and add it to the gravy, cook on low for 20 min stirring frequently.

For your crust, use any recipe you want, I like galette dough because it has cornmeal and I like cornmeal. Don't forget to omit the sugar, and don't forget to roll out enough dough for the top crust.

Roll out your dough and line your baking dish, put into the fridge while you finish the pot pie filling, adjusts the seasoning with salt and pepper and add 1 cup frozen peas.

I make this extremely easy delicious pot pie filling more often than any other savory pie recipe, because it's everyone's favorite.  But, just so we're clear, I've never measured any of my ingredients, so consider this “recipe” more of a rough guideline than anything written in stone.

Bake on 350 for 25 minutes, let cool and enjoy

Events to Look Forward to at Bread and Honey Café

Events to Look Forward to at Bread and Honey Café

If you have joined us for brunch, you know that we have a great time. So now we are taking things into the night. This even is going to be so fun, I can't wait to share it with you.

So without further ado I would like to introduce Bread and Honey's Supper Club !! The first Thursday of each month we will have dinner, wine and dancing (without the dancing, although if the spirit moves you I won't judge).

So let me paint you a picture of what the event will look like:

The first event will be on Thursday, September 8.

6:30 Arrival
Guest start to arrive, they are greeted by a very handsome server with a tasting of white and red wine.  While guests sip their first glass of wine and mingle in the courtyard the very friendly and attractive staff will serve cheese, salami and fruit platters with fresh baked bread.

7:00 Seating
Guest will choose their seats from the outdoor courtyard or within the café.

7:15 First Course
Roasted beets tossed in a honey lime dressing and plated with blue cheese and crispy shallots.

7:30 Second Course
Dinner is served, wine braised brisket with crispy polenta, or spinach cheese pies with radicchio salad or quinoa filled squish with braised greens. All dinners are served with rainbow roasted carrots tossed in Italian salsa verde.

8:00 Dessert
Coconut cream custard topped with sautéed pears in brown sugar butter and whiskey.

8:30 Conclusion
Our first event will conclude with all our happy customers leaving well fed and a little drunk, but not too drunk to drive home of course.

I haven't mentioned the best part of this event yet, we have amazing food, friendly attractive servers, dinner in the beautiful courtyard, but the best part is  that all this could be yours for just 40 dollars for the brisket and only 30 for the vegetarian or vegan options, and tip is included!