It all started Monday night….deep pain in my left side of my chest, back and shoulder. I have a high threshold for pain, mind you. I’m not a hypochondriac but I did start to fear the worst: chest pain, left side, tingly arm…..uh oh, heart problem. So I contemplate going to the ER at 2am but talk myself out of it and think it is just severe heartburn. So I watched hour after hour of quality tv (aka Law and Order) until it was time for my doctor’s office to open. I call and thank the Lord they were able to get me in within an hour of calling. I beeline it to see what the doc has to say. After sitting in the newly-renovated waiting room, of course I’m evaluating the selections, they finally call me back. The next hour involves an ice-cold stethoscope, EKG test, sitting in another waiting room in a tank top and sports bra (brrr) and finally chest and shoulder x-rays. Mr. Doctor diagnoses me with pleurisy and tendinitis. I thought, whew, not a heart problem. I’d hate to know what that kind of chest pain feels like. I could have sworn I was having legit chest pain, it was that bad. So, I fill my prescriptions and I’m off to watch reruns and DVR’d shows to try and sleep off the pain. Every breath hurt. Every single one. Meds finally kick in and I had dinner plans with a few childhood friends and couldn’t wait to catch up! It’s amazing how the pain subsides when I sit up, spend an evening with those two dear friends and Maddie’s restaurant is involved….
This situation brings me to the main reason of my post:
Homemade Chicken Pot Pie.
This is my one of my all time favorite cold-weather and I-don’t-feel-so-good foods. My mom made this as a family dinner one night and all I have to say is, you’re seriously missing out if you don’t give it a whirl. It is truly homemade. To every last ingredient.
But we cheat on the crust 🙂
Here’s how it goes:
Here’s hoping for a pain-free rest of the week and weekend!!