TODAY | October 30, 2013
>>> we're back now at 8:41 and on today's kitchen with tasty ways to use your leftovers.
>> the ideas come from the pioneer woman and her new cookbook a year of holidays and she is out with a new children's book. good morning.
>> good morning. thanks for having me.
>> you got me with the smell walking in here and chicken potpie which is my absolute favorite.
>> it's comfort food to the max, isn't it?
>> it is.
>> and sizzling in the pan doesn't hurt.
>> it has to do with leftovers too.
>> you can cook your own chicken or use leftover thanksgiving turkey. you could buy a chicken and cut it into pieces.
>> how about pizza?
>> that is absolutely inspired. let me tell you.
>> okay. you have a couple of vegetables in there sauteing.
>> regular onions, carrots and celery. then you go in with your cooked poultry. i have a new holiday cook book out and i have a whole section of thanksgiving leftovers . i roast huge turkeys to have the le leftovers. so after this all cooks a little bit, it's time to thicken it. so a little bit of flour and serve that around. natalie, pour in the broth.
>> okay. broth first.
>> then let that thicken up. we're fast forwarding today.
>> the whole thing.
>> the whole thing in there and i love putting it in potpie because it gives it this beautiful color.
>> so this thickens eventually with a little cream to this which is just -- i mean, i could just put this in a spoon and eat it as lunch.
>> now to create the pie, first of all, store bought crust or do you insist people make it at home.
>> i don't insist. whatever crust you have. do a big potpie like we have here or you can do little individual ones which is fun if you're having company. do individual pot pies and then roll out your piecrust. i cut squares. put it on top and this is a little bit of a fancy crust approach but i like the rustic approach. rustic means lazy in my world.
>> brush it with a little egg.
>> a little egg wash and bake it until it's nice and bubbly.
>> real quickly, you have a caesar salad here and can we go without the anchovies?
>> we have leave out the anchovies for you. it's a blender dressing. it's olive oil . help me natalie.
>> sure thing.
>> vinegar, lemon juice .
>> exactly. no anchovies.
>> put them in.
>> let's live a little .
>> just the whole thing.
>> pop it in there and i like things like this. just swirl it around in the blender and this is what it looks like. so this takes a few seconds.
>> speaking of leftovers, you make your own croutons.
>> i like to leave the leaves whole. toss it around.
>> it looks great.
>> toss it all together.