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We had a small, impromptu family dinner the other evening. One of those “oh, we were in the neighborhood” pop-in’s from my parents, my daughter was hungry and suddenly I needed dinner-in a hurry! It was Marie Callenders Pot Pies to the rescue!
The holidays are just around the corner and I’m so not in the mood to be making huge meals while I work on making 25 Un-Christmas Grinch Treats for my daughter’s school party, or better yet, while I’m working on making Thanksgiving Dinner. So, when my parents showed up, I was totally hoping they’d just say “and we’re not staying”…but then my daughter started with the “mooooom….”. I was cornered. Dinner was imminent, regardless of my desires and they all knewit…(cue the “dun, dun, duuuuun” music in the background)
Oh, and did I mention I didn’t want to make a mess, either? Yeah, I knew I was asking for a lot. But I had been busy all day making cornbread dressing and I was whooped! It didn’t make sense cleaning up the kitchen again.
I could have made this rockin’ recipe for Chicken Tostadas or even pulled one from this trusty list of quick-meals that I generally like, but it was already late and I really just DID NOT want to do anything else major in the kitchen. Plus, with the recent cold-front moving through, it dawned on me! Pot pies might just be the perfect comfort food to warm-up the whole family. One for each person seemed a tad tedious, though…So, I threw one of Marie Callenders Family-Sized Pot Pies in the oven, per the directions on the box, and sat back to watch the magic. I also warmed-up a loaf of garlic bread, mostly because it’s so good and tasty when it’s hot!
My dad loves the “golden flakey crust” on the Marie Callenders Pot Pies, but me, I love the “warm meal made fast that I didn’t have to work hard for”. It’s tough to satisfy everyone, but this meal sure did the job. And clean-up was a cinch. We just tossed the plates in the dishwasher-and that was it. No scrubbing pots and pans or any other overly-dirty-mess to figure-out. Nope. I was able to just sit back and relax with the family when we were done. Viola!
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