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Amazing Things Will Happen: A Real-World Guide on Achieving Success and Happiness by C.C. Chapman

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Chapter 7

The Magic of Turkey Pot Pie

Cooking is something I’ve loved doing my entire life. Cooking even simple meals can be therapeutic; your life will be much more fulfilling and satisfying if you know your way around a kitchen.

Many of the most important moments in life are in some way tied to food. Whenever there is something to celebrate, a reason to get together with friends or family, or even a time to mourn losses, food is involved.

There is a joke in my family that we may forget many details of a special memory, but we never forget what we ate. Every generation of Chapmans enjoy their food.

My favorite type of restaurant is a greasy spoon diner—the kind of place with polished chrome, seats at the counter, and a hardy menu of comfort foods. Although I always go for the corned beef hash and eggs (if it is homemade), today I want to talk about something else you’ll find on the menu: turkey pot pie.

It’s a simple combination of turkey, peas, carrots, and onions in a cream sauce that is either baked into a pastry pie shell or served over a biscuit. It is a simple, hearty, and filling dish. It warms you on a cold winter day and fills you up any time you order it. Simple, yet satisfying.

We’re talking about food because as you look at what you want to do and how you want to move forward, you should keep in mind that it doesn’t have to be something epic or flashy. Many people think that what they’d like to do is too niche or not exciting enough.

You need to focus on what you

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