I wasn’t in the mood to go to the grocery store when I had the Chicken Pot Pie in mind. I was determined to make it that evening, and so I did.
The recipe called for all-purpose baking mix. Since I’m not a huge smarty-pants in the kitchen, I had no idea what that means. Thankfully co-workers mentioned Bisquick was usable, and off I went on my lunch break to pick some up.
What I failed to realize at the grocery store, and even after baking the Bisquick was that it had a ton of fat, and even trans-fat! Trans-fat should be illegal in our (Boyf and I) minds, as it’s thee worst fat you can ever consume. YES ever. One thing my Boyfriend mentioned to me the other day was that he’s so used to not having trans-fat that he can now detect it when he eats it. He knew he felt sickly once he ate the Chicken Pot Pie, and now we have an answer. I’m like that with roast beef, I haven’t had it for so long — that when I had it the last time (about 6 years ago) I got ill. So strange! I only had a few tiny pieces. Anyway, I’m getting off topic here…
No trans fats are essential fatty acids; indeed, the consumption of trans fats increases the risk of coronary heart disease by raising levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol and lowering levels of “good” HDL cholesterol. Health authorities worldwide recommend that consumption of trans fat be reduced to trace amounts. Trans fats from partially hydrogenated oils are more harmful than naturally occurring oils.
While my supper was tasty, I feel very guilty for chowing down and eating Bisquick — I think I may write an e-mail and even complain to the company that they’re still using trans-fat in their mixture.
Oh that makes me angry.
I’ll have to make another trip to the grocery store and compare labels of all-purpose baking mixes to see if there are any trans-fat free mixtures. Either way, I snagged a recipe from a Campbells cook book. Co-workers have told me that they use pie crust for the top of their pot pies. Interesting.
Orrrrr maybe instead of my next chicken pot pie, I’ll make the exact same recipe, not use Bisquick and just used mashed potatoes on top. Is that called Sheppard’s pie then? But it has chicken in it…