I am not Pioneer, but I am Woman

What am I doing wrong?

I can cook. I can cook well.

But this one recipe is beating me. Ok, maybe that’s not quite true. I can make this Chicken Pot Pie. But when I try to double it, it fails me. The obvious answer is…

Well, don’t double it then.

But it’s not that easy.

I am lazy.

If I have to stand there and chop up a billion carrots, then I may as well chop 2 billion carrots and freeze half so I can be extra lazy on another night.

But every time I try to double this pot pie filling, it turns out like soup. What am I doing wrong???

Original recipe calls for 2 C chicken broth, 1 C heavy cream, 1/4 C white wine and 1/4 C flour.

To double, you would think that you just…well…double it.

When I did, it became soup. Tasty, yummy soup, but still soup.

Next try…. I used the same “doubled” liquids but upped the flour to 3/4 C.

It was chowder.

Yesterday I dropped the liquid to 3 C broth, 1/2 C wine and 1 C Cream then upped the flour to 1 C.

WTHeck. Still chowder. A thick chowder, but not Pot Pie material.