Creamy Chicken and Ham Potato Pie

Homemade With Mess

I have officially missed the boat posting this recipe, but I thought it was too good not to share. I actually made it over Christmas, as you may have guessed from the inclusion of leftover roast chicken, ham and sausages; but I didn’t get round to posting it around the festive period and thought that some of you might be up for some Christmas cheer in February (only 302 days to go kids!). Every year my mum cooks crazy amounts of chicken and ham and then it is eaten daily for weeks after in a sandwich or with salad and copus amounts of cheese. This year I felt the need to end this disregard for the leftover meat’s versatility and turn it into an awesome pie; I also had my food hygiene L3 head on and realised that leaving this in the fridge several weeks would probably kill you.

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February 6 is National Chopsticks Day

Foodimentary - National Food Holidays

Exploring  Chopsticks 

Try it, over a billion people like it! You may think that eating with sticks is an odd thing to do, but consider this. Chopsticks have been around thousands of years while the fork  and spoon were not introduced to North America until the early 1700’s and not common used until around the time of the American revolution. Before then people or all economic condition would eat with their hands or drink from their bowls. Chopstick is an efficient way to get food to from the plate to your month. No hands necessary.

Daily Facts: 

A. In Old Chinese chopsticks are called kuaizi roughly meaning “quick little bamboo fellows”

B. Over a quarter of the world’s population uses chopsticks as their primary utensil for eating.

C. The first chopsticks were probably used for cooking, stirring the fire, serving or grabbing bits of food, and not as eating…

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