Monday, February 07, 2005

Dinner - Turkey Pot Pies and Salad

last night phillip and i were pretty tired from working all day. working on sundays bites, but at least we get paid time and a half. that's really the only good thing about working on sundays.

also, last night was the superbowl. we are not football fans (i like baseball and phillip likes soccer) so we didn't have the TV tuned into the game. we could hear people screaming every few minutes, so we assumed that the patriots were winning. anyway, we were too lazy to go out to eat and i was too tired to make something extravagant, so we decided on turkey pot pies and salad.

here's what you need for turkey pot pie and salad:
  • two frozen turkey pot pies (more or less for whomever you're cooking for). we like Pepperidge FarmĀ® Pot Pies because the crust is tastier than others out there. plus, the veggies are crisp and not mushy like others.
  • some aluminum foil
  • an oven
  • lettuce of your choice. we like the salad-in-a-bag you can get at your local grocery store. it's a time saver and less messy. i like to throw in some baby carrots for the crunch. actually, it's so phillip gets more vitamins in his system, but let's pretend i do it for the crunch.
  • bac-os- if you're hardcore like us.
  • salad dressing of your choice. the only thing i had on hand was ranch. mmmm...ranch dressing. but you can pick whatever you'd like.

    what you need to do:
  • preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • put a strip of aluminum foil around the outside of the pot pies. this keeps the crust from burning AND having the gravy drip all over the inside of your stove.
  • when you've got the foil on the pies and the stove is heated, pop those puppies in and set your timer for one hour.
  • listen to your tummy grumble.
  • prepare the salads:
    --- put a handful of salad each in two bowls (less or more, depending on how many are eatin' with you).
    --- put some carrots or other veggies in the salad.
    --- sprinkle bac-os on top.
    --- leave the salad dressing off because you never know how much each person likes. personally, i like a lot. phillip, not so much.

    while you're waiting for the pies to cook:
  • talk to your loved ones about the weather, politics, sports, or how you hate your boss. whatever you choose, make sure you distract them from the fact that it takes an HOUR for the pies to cook
  • set the table
  • pour some drinks. remember: drink responsibly!
  • do the leftover dishes from the night before
  • watch bad tv
  • listen to your tummy grumble
  • breathe in the awesome smell of cooking turkey pot pies and try not to drool

    when the hour is up, you will have awesome, delicious, perfect pot pies like this:


    pot pies will be HOT! you might want to suggest eating the salad first while the pies cool. no one likes a burnt tongue, do we?

    there's nothing better than enjoying a meal with the ones you love. food is meant to be enjoyed. if you don't get pleasure out of cooking and eating, why bother?


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