The Pot Pie Quilt

I was looking for information on how closely I had to quilt homemade sheep wool batting in a quilt. After googling and getting no where I finally found an old farm bureau’s bulletin on line. It went into detail on how to shear, wash and card the wool into a batting. The directions for quilting the batting was very brief – “Ask your Mother.”

I figured this bulletin was published in a time when no one would ever wonder how to make a quilt or quilt a quilt. It was common knowledge or at least, common sense and would have been considered redundant to bother adding it to the bulletin. If I hadn’t been so frustrated I would have laughed.

I thought of this as I made Chicken Pot Pie tonight. John seldom requests a favorite meal, but he’d asked for pot pie so I was whipping it up and laughed when I saw the recipe card I’d made out.

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If you’d never made pot pie or homemade noodles you’d feel the same as I did while reading that farm bulletin – WHERE ARE THE DIRECTIONS??

I grew up watching Mom make pot pie and have made it since early marriage. It’s a relatively easy meal that is filling and comforting – perfect food.

As a child I was fascinated by Mom cutting through the rolled out dough with a steak knife to cut the square noodles. I always begged to pick them up and put them on a lightly floured plate.

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Now I wonder if part of the fascination was how the cut noodles looked like a pot pie patchwork quilt!

I said earlier that this was an easy meal to fix …… well, it is if you buy stuff from the grocery. For us who raise their own meat chickens it takes a tad more energy and time…. like 3 months or so to raise and butcher the chickens, then stew the chicken, pull the meat off the bones, strain the broth, bring to a boil as you make the noodles. Roll, cut out and drop into boiling chicken broth. Simmer for 30 minutes, usually covered but watch closely so the pan doesn’t boil over.

Can’t beat a meal that ties back to good childhood memories and present day quilting! Comfort food at it’s best.
enjoy,
Debbie

About Debbie

I'm a 53 yo homesteader/homemaker who is obsessively in love with my God, my husband and my life. I don't know anything about blogging and resisted it for years now. I am good at rambling, which is probably the old fashioned way to say blogging anyway so I'll struggle on and see where this goes. My husband, John, and I live on a 55 acre homestead in NE Texas where we raise Dwarf Nigerian Milk Goats, laying hens, guinea, cats and 3 dogs. We try to live as self-sufficiently as possible, raising organic veggies and meat chickens and using our goats milk for drinking, cooking, cheese/butter making and soap making. John works off the homestead but does a lot on the weekends. We basically live the way our grandparents or great grandparents lived. We believe living debt-free like our grandparents did is the biggest step in being self-sufficient or shall I say, God-sufficient. Life here is always an adventure and seldom boring .... to us anyway! If you have time, come watch the grass grow with me on the porch swing. Debbie
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