Easy as Chicken Pot Pie
Many residents at The Village of Bedford Walk have traditional, family foods they cherish and want to continue cooking even after relocating to one of our luxury senior living homes. The exact ingredients may not be formally documented on a recipe card, instead, the recipe is saved as a fond memory of learning how to make the dish by baking it alongside a previous generation at a young age. Sometimes you realize you may have missed a teaspoon or two of a particular spice, sometimes it turns out perfect – but never as perfect as the day you learned how to make it for the first time.
Our sophisticated senior living lets your culinary skills shine
The Village of Bedford Walk offers two varieties of floorplans to chose from, including free standing senior homes as well as senior apartments. The Kensington Villa and Stratford Villa have more spacious layouts, while our Cambridge, Lancaster, Devon and Bristol apartment homes have an open kitchen with wrap-around counters providing a more flexible living arrangement.
All of our accommodations have gourmet kitchens to let you and your family continue cooking together. At The Village of Bedford Walk, we believe where you live matters as much as how you live. Our floor plans also feature granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and beautiful cabinetry with ample storage. Plus, additional breakfast bar seating will let you continue entertaining your guests while preparing your shared meal.
Sharing recipes and memories together as a retirement community
The kitchen is a unique place in any home for people to come together while they cook, tell stories and share memories. We want our residents to enjoy every aspect of living in a retirement community – even outside of the kitchen – by hosting events to stay socially connected with one another.
Our Bistro is a relaxing setting where you can grab a cup of coffee or tea, and share stories around the outdoor fireplace while enjoying a beautiful view of our fountain. We also have a weekly happy hour catered by Room 38 on Wednesday afternoons, which is one of resident Les Neese’s favorite activities. As he told us, “We all gather downstairs and sit there and have our wine and visit and I have noticed as time goes along and as more people move in our circle is enlarging and that’s always good to see with new people coming in and new ideas, new thoughts.”
Even our staff members become a part of our residents’ family. Maintenance Technician Rick Gray likes to join in on our coffee catch-up events so he can visit with everyone. “We have a very good community here and it is just growing. This place is like an extended family.”
The joys of cooking can bring extended families together
Chicken pot pie may not require superior chef skills to create, but it does require the right flavors and seasonings you learned how to combine from a well-respected family member. The following chicken pot pie recipe courtesy of MyRecipes.com is easy to recreate. It’s also a great way to use leftover chicken or turkey and still get in a good dose of vegetables. Plus, it doesn’t get much better than a warm, gravy filled pot pie on a cold day in Missouri.
- 2 (9-inch) refrigerated pie crusts
- 1 (6 3/4-oz.) can chicken, chopped
- 1 (16-oz.) can mixed vegetables, drained
- 1 (10 3/4-oz.) can cream of chicken soup
- 1/2 teaspoon celery flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Fit one pie crust into a 9″ pie plate.
- Combine chicken and remaining 5 ingredients in a bowl; pour into pie crust.
- Moisten edges of pie crust with water; top with remaining crust. Fold edges under and crimp; cut slits in top.
- Bake at 400° for 45 to 50 minutes; let stand 10 minutes before serving.
Notes about the recipe: If you have more time on your hands, you could also make your own crust. Making your own crust allows for healthier options as well: cauliflower crust, corn crust, or sweet potato crust.