Does anyone here have a recipe for chicken pot pie?
I remember having chicken pot pie at Marie Callender's not long ago,
and remember it to be lip smacking GOOD! The pot pies you buy from the
grocery store are alright, but don't have that light brown and very
flaky crust like the freshly made pies from Marie Callender's .
I'll be doing the cooking, so a report will be forth coming. :D
You need to get with the program<g>
There are many "copy" sites for recipes based on what you eat at
Callender's, Macaroni Grill, Carabba's, etc. all you have to do is
Google on what you're looking for and the world (and all its calories
can be yours!)
On 12/4/2015 11:48 AM, Unquestionably Confused wrote:
SWMBO has an annoying tendency of "falling in like" with TJ products.
Of course, TJ doesn't do anything besides rebrand other folks'
products. And, TJ seems to drop products with inordinately high
frequency! Moral of story: don't "fall in like" with anything TJ
sells as you WILL be disapoointed -- the only variable there is
Most recent "dropped item" was a veggie chili. One of her
"regular" meals (ick! no meat??).
A few minutes with search engine turned up an article that addressed
these sorts of things -- and the INCREDIBLY likely original ("name
brand") source for the chili! I.e., even the photograph on the front
of the can was an EXACT copy of the TJ product (or, more accurately,
the TJ product was a copy of the original product!)
Had I made such a search, earlier, for other "dropped" products,
I probably could have kept her supplied with each of those, as
[Of course, here you're talking about Rx's and not product clones]
I actually made this last night, but the sauce was too runny, I ended up
adding flour and cornstarch to try and thicken it up before adding to
the pie shell. It was very tasty.
Looks good. To Me, the crust is what makes the pie. My Ina made the
flakiest and tastiest pie crust ever, but She used lots of Shortening,
or even lard. I don't want to use that white stuff, so a good
replacement is needed.
I use this:
I can vouch for it. I make Alton Brown's pie crust using this
product and it was a revelation (ABs crust and the shortening):
Like Crisco, Spectrum's shortening does not need to be chilled.
Marie Calendar's has a frozen pot pie you can get in the freezer case at
Walmart and it's pretty good. I buy the one that's Parmesan Chicken pot
pie quite often. LOVE IT! Big pcs of chicken, creamy sauce, and has
broccoli in it. There's other versions of it too that you might like
better. You take the lid off it and microwave it for 10 minutes and the
crust is nice and crispy. I add a little shaved Parmesan to the top of
We eat those pot pies all the time here. The ones you mention are the
best of the lot, and are much better than the small pot pies from Marie
I want to make pot pies from scratch, so if you have a recepie for the
crust, that would be great!
We're going to Winco in a few, so I'm gathering all the info I can
Hows the van? Find that leak yet?
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 c. + 1 Tbsp shortening
2-3 tsp cold water
Measure flour and salt into a bowl.
Cut in shortening thoroughly 'til it looks like corn meal.
Sprinkle in water and mix 'til it all forms into a ball.
Roll dough out for bottom crust.
The crust is flakier the smaller the shortening is cut in.
The crust will get tougher if the more times you try to roll it out, so
make sure you roll it to size just once vs. trying to start over a
Double the recipe if you want a top crust. You can substitute unsalted
butter for shortening. Make sure you cut it in 'til you get a small corn
Haven't had time to mess with the van looking for a leak, yet. It's on
the "to do" list, though.
Were they bigger than the large Marie Callanders pies? I don't buy the
six pack pies from Marie Calanders, only the bigger ones with cheese.
They are tasty! In fact, that was dinner last night here. :D
We went grocery shopping yesterday and picked up everything needed to
make pot pies except the chicken breast meat. I think We will go to
Costco and get our regular staples and a big cooked chicken. The
chopped up chicken will make several pot pies and a few good chicken
sandwitches with cranberry sauce and mayo on Italian white
I was phishing Uncle M...I have a couple of goons who can't get enough
of Me, so they stalk Me wherever I go. :')
You're right though, grammer school is prolly much like a prison. It's
one race against another. :/
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