I have this thing about comfort food when it gets cold outside. I love it big time. When fall turns to winter and the temperature drops around these parts, evening dinners take the shape of comfort food. Marie Callender’s fits this bill nicely.I remember when my daughters were growing up, one of their favorite dinners to eat was Marie Callender’s Chicken and Broccoli Pot Pies. We were so bummed when they stopped making them. Of course, this caused us to try other ones to find a new favorite!
Now it’s me and my boys and trying to find a wintery dinner we’ll all enjoy is next to impossible. Well, the other night I brought home a couple of Marie Callender’s Pot Pies and had a go at their taste buds.Doodle was up first. Doodle and I decided to try the Beef Pot Pie. He wasn’t thrilled because he always has preconceived ideas about the foods he’s going to try…that he won’t like them. So, I asked him to try the tiniest bit of the beef. HA! He liked it. Take that little one! =)
I love it when I give my boys something they think they won’t like and they end up really liking it!
The beef pieces were nice and big! When I get a pot pie my biggest gripe is that the meat is chinsy and not worth it! That’s NOT the case with any of the Marie Callender’s Pot Pies! The meat pieces and the veggies are all very well sized. No microscope needed.
I also love the crust even when cooked in the microwave! This is a meal I’m always too rushed to put in the oven and having a flaky crust from a microwave is pretty close to a miracle in my book.
Selfishly, I decided to eat the Creamy Parmesan Chicken Pot Pie. What can I say? I didn’t want to wasted it on two boys who would’ve snubbed their noses at it. First of all, it’s definitely creamy and rich. I could actually make two meals out of this it’s so filling! I’m a grazer so this would be fantastic as leftovers!
I have to admit though, it’s so yummy I had a hard time listening to my belly telling me it was full. I really just wanted to keep eating each morsel!
Marie Callender’s Pot Pie varieties include:
Chicken Pot Pie
Turkey Pot Pie
Beef Pot Pie
Creamy Mushroom Chicken Pot Pie
Creamy Parmesan Chicken Pot Pie
Honey Roasted Chicken Pot Pie
Cheesy Chicken Pot Pie
What do you consider winter time comfort food? Do you have a favorite cold weather meal that your family loves?
*I have been compensated by The Motherhood for this post. The opinions expressed are my own and are never influenced by the company.