Weeknight Supper Meal: Old Fashioned Chicken Pot Pie

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Weeknight Supper Meal, an inspiration for one of your meals for the week including how to make most of the meal ahead of time, how to freeze leftovers and a couple of sweets for the Super Bowl Party!

Chicken Pot Pie is the quintessential comfort food in the south.  We love a savory blend of, tender chicken, mixed vegetables in a creamy sauce and blanketed in a flaky pastry.

Whether the pastry dough is a buttery, flaky pie crust,  buttermilk biscuits, or a simple puff pastry, it has to be as yummy as the filling.

For a time saver, make the crust ahead and refrigerate until ready to make the pot pie.

In a pinch, I have used store bought dough, pie crust, frozen biscuit dough, and frozen puff pastry, and it is ok.  Weeknights are busy so be good to yourself.

Also, in this recipe, the chicken can be cooked ahead and refrigerated the chicken and broth together and debone the chicken when ready to make the pot pie.

This recipe is too large for just me and my husband, so I make mini pies and freeze them before cooking them.  Take each little mini pie and tightly wrap with plastic wrap and wrap again tightly in foil.

When ready to bake unwrap plastic wrap and foil.  Place on a baking sheet and bake in a 400-degree oven for 1 hour.  If it starts to brown too much place a sheet of foil over the top.

They are perfect for a quick lunch the next week.

I love 7 Layered Salads.  The salad can be made ahead of time.  It is easy to put together and looks fabulous in a glass bowl when finished.  

There are a lot of recipes out there for this salad, but lettuce and English peas are a must.  

I like to make this salad with frozen English peas.  When ready to serve the English peas are crisp and fresh along with the rest of the salad.  

The recipe makes a large salad and many times for a makeover leftover meal the next day I add a large can of white tuna.  

Instead of leaving the layers, I just mix it all together, and you have a wonderful salad.  

If I have some calamari olives on hand, I love to throw them in too.  Scrumptious!

The Super Bowl is Sunday, and we are gearing up for some delicious food.  Our list of food seems to vary every year, but our sweets are alway two bar cookies, Southern Pecan Chewies and Lunch Lady Brownies.   

I am going ahead and making them ahead and stashing them somewhere, so they are ready for the big day.  

Wrap the Chewies tight in plastic wrap and then again in foil.  This double wrapping keeps them tasting fresh baked.  

Wrap the brownies, but do not frost them.  Wrap them tight in plastic wrap and again in foil.   

Just before serving place the Brownies in a preheat 300 degree oven for 10-15 minutes.  Frost them as soon as they come out of the oven just like recipe states.  They will taste just like fresh baked.

These are easy and quick for a great weeknight sweet treat.  

I hope your team wins and you get to make your favorite foods!

Join me for Meal Plan Monday,  Weekend PotluckWhat's Cooking Wednesday and all these fabulous parties!

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