I hope you all made it a point to celebrate Pi Day, too! I had the day off since we worked through last weekend and lucky for me it was sunny and warm, we hit 54! I took advantage by doing my 7 miles in the neighborhood and even though it was super windy the sun felt amazing and I even rolled down my arm sleeves. I had a hair cut at noon but other than that the day was wide open.
Brett ended up working from home and we met up with Susie at Filter (3 1/2 stars, 371 reviews) to work on our separate stuff together and get some coffee. Filter has great coffee and a solid menu but their draw is the gigantic living room were many Hipsters gather to work on their various Hipster projects. The majority are most likely putting birds on things. There’s a huge assortment of accent chairs, couches and coffee tables making it an ideal place to get some work done and feel like you’re at home but be somewhat social at the same time. Once my hunger hit I got the Filter salad that had avocado, goat cheese, dates and toasted almonds!
After we hit our caffeine and study limit we headed back into the wind (seriously, like 24MPH in your face) and assured Barksdale, once again, that we always come back. The Pie Sisters pies were long gone but I had something savory in mind for our Pi Day celebration and tried a new recipe for individual chicken pot pies. They turned out pretty good although I’m not too confidant in the crust I made from scratch and will probably test out a few other recipes. Still, they were yummy and very cute!
Individual Chicken Pot Pie
Via Anytime Fitness Blog
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons of butter
3 tablespoons of cold water
pinch of salt
3 C mixed veggies (carrots, peas, green beans, corn)
1 pound of chicken breast, cooked and diced
1.5 cups of non fat-milk
3-4 Tb flour (I added this to thicken)
1 tablespoon garlic
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon parsley
2 tablespoons olive oil
Combine flours and salt in bowl of food processor
Add butter and pulse until mixture is full of pea-size lumps
With motor running, add water slowly, just until dough begins to come together
Dump it onto floured surface, knead a few times, and create dough
Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 30 min
Saute garlic in oil, add veggies and seasonings
Add chicken allowing to heat through
Add milk and flour, stirring to mix
Allow to thicken then transfer to ramekins
Roll out dough and cover tops of ramekins
Bake @ 400 for 25 minutes. This recipe fills 6 six ounce ramekins
Brett and I found ourselves at The Logan Theatre once again, catching the 9:15 showing of 12 Years a Slave. We knew it wasn’t going to be an easy watch but we both wanted to see it before the Oscars and especially wanted to check it out since it won so many accolades. Taking advantage of the beer policy we each got one to bring in the theater and enjoyed some salty popcorn, too. I don’t have to tell you the gist of the movie but will say it’s worth the uncomfortable aspects of being put back in the time of slavery to see such a good movie. It’s, of course, intense at times but it’s so well done and the acting is clearly superb.
Today I did 15 miles but I am choosing to regale you with that tomorrow because I have yet to have coffee and the couch is calling my name! Happy Saturday, hope you’re having some green beer…or just a beer… or any alcohol, really!
How did you celebrate Pi Day?
Which of the Oscar nominated movies did you see? What was your favorite?