Hi from the back porch of our Pond!
Yep. You guessed it. That is what I made for dinner tonight, except I made them extra, extra special.
Well, the family thought so.
See what you think:
Individual Pot Pies!
Aren't they cute?
Aren't they cute?
So cool! I always make a full pie and we eat slices. I couldn't resist when I saw the ramekins at Sears today and I picked up a set of 6 for $12. The family was so surprised when they came to dinner and saw them. I knew they were excited to be having Potpie for dinner, but to get the extra special, individual pies was a real treat. I like them because they don't really take any longer than a whole pie and there are no fights for leftovers :) . They came out perfect [if I do say so myself :)] and the best part is they stayed hot all the way to the last bite. I also made what I like to call "Confetti salad". This version has diced yellow pepper, orange pepper, cucumber, tomato and red onion. It was a very nice, very easy dinner for a rainy, cold night.
For the info factor - These are two crust pies. We don't do one crusters. heehee They are cheap to make - my favorite thing! If you prepare your own pie crust they are even more inexpensive. A can - 2 cups - of white meat chicken [$2.70], a can of low sodium chicken broth [.67 cents] and 1/2 bag - 2 cups - of frozen, mixed veggies [.60 cents] with a little flour, milk and butter and you have a meal for 4 for under $5.00! If you buy the pie crusts it will add $2.50. Please buy the store brand crusts tho'. They are just as good as Pillsbury, promise. I used leftover chicken from a $3.50 roaster chicken we had for dinner last night, so it was even cheaper. :) Woohoo! [This is also an excellent use of leftovers at Thanksgiving and Christmas.]
In other news - we went grocery shopping today. Pooldad was on call this weekend and is being paid with a $150 grocery giftcard, but we won't pick it up until tomorrow. We decided to pop over to a different grocery store to grab a few things to tide us through a few days. It sounded like a good plan - milk, bread, some fruit. Maybe we would spend $50, right? Yeah. No. We found so many really great deals and since I like the produce department at this store much more than at the gift card store we spent $200. We are good for the next two weeks. heehee I did splurge tho' and bought $17 worth of grapes [again]. I wish I liked cheaper, healthy food - but ALL the fruit is expensive and besides, these grapes are soooo good. They'll be gone by Wednesday. Guess I will have to use that giftcard and
splurge stock up on more grapes.
Thank you for your encouraging comments on my last post. I am trying, honest. I think you know that, but please know I haven't given up yet, and I really am trying not to. Promise. I realize I have to keep putting one foot in front of the other and take what comes when it comes. Your good thoughts and prayers really do help. I appreciate y'all more than you know. I hope that I can find more regular, daily life stuff to post about before my blog turns into a whiny, medical history of me 'cause that ain't no fun! :) Thank you again for continuing to hang out with me. It truly brings a smile to my day, everyday.
Have a great week Tadpoles. And if you are getting a weeks worth of rain try to make the best of it. We ARE tadpoles, after all, right? Hugs to y'all. :D
See ya' on the flipside!