Okay, this is going to make me sound like a yokel, but so be it: I fucking love pot pies. Not the frozen Stouffer's kind, though. Those blow. But a real, home made pot pie, with veggies and perhaps chicken and a gravy of... whatever that stuff is? Divine.
A friend of mine made a root vegetable pot pie for us last Fall when we visited for dinner. It was the best pot pie I have ever had. It had white potatoes, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, carrots, and onions, with a cheesy cream sauce. Later on I tried to recreate it but it just wasn't the same. (Probably because she used heavy cream and I used skim milk, but I just can't justify that for everyday cooking.)
Tomorrow I've decided to make a pot pie. I haven't had one since the winter. It's not really a summer food, but fuckit, I'm going to have a pot pie in August. Is that so wrong?! Can't do the root veggie one since there's no butternut squash yet, but it'll be good without that. I'll probably steam white potatoes, sweet potatoes, and carrots. I'll saute some onions in some buttah, and then mix in some milk and flour. I'll probably add some peas for color. I've got a kick-ass recipe for a sour cream based crust that is wonderful with savory pies, but this time I'm just using the roll-out kind from the refrigerator section.
Dinner is going to kick ass tomorrow!