Sunday, November 15, 2009

When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Go to Costco

Mama's been sick. And when Mama's sick, it's much less likely that a meal will be cooked. So, Mama picked up a giant chicken pot pie from Costco because all that had to be done was the baking. An hour and a half of baking, mind you! If you've never seen the chicken pot pies that Costco offers, they are HUGE! They also cost almost $17.00. They have perfect strips of dough latticed on the top. I have always wanted to try one, but couldn't stomach paying $17.00 for it. But, really, it fed our family of 4 twice so that's not so bad.

The crust baked up perfectly, even after so long in the oven. It didn't give a recommendation to put foil around the edges, so I didn't, and it turned out it didn't burn. The sauce and vegetables were really tasty, but the chicken is what I'm always most worried about. I hate, HATE, the "chicken" pieces that are in frozen chicken pot pies, even Marie Callender's. They are chewy bits of weirdness. So, the chicken in Costco's pie was quite the surprise - it was strips of real chicken breast meat and I never got one weird bite.

Everyone loved the pie, so it was quite a family hit. I want to attempt to make one myself that doesn't have quite so many un-pronouncable words in the ingredients. Mine won't be quite so pretty, I'm sure, but hopefully everyone will like it just as much. I'll keep you posted. In the meantime, I recommend stopping by the Costco deli when you are short on time or inspiration.

Here's a picture of the prettiness:

Peace, Love, and Convenience,

~ HD

Mom to Fred and Ginger
Wife to Mr. D
Connoisseur of Costco


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