Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and my husband and I find it best to celebrate at home with the kiddos because most restaurants are really busy that night, eating out can get expensive and if we have to hire a baby sitter Valentine’s Day becomes more than we can afford…LOL. This year instead of ordering take out, I will be making a dinner for us (partially because I feel bad that I will be traveling that day). But…this won’t be just any dinner I throw together. I will be making a chicken pot pie because my honey has been wanting it (not the frozen one) and a special dessert. Here’s the menu items I have in mind….
Easy Chicken Pot Pie
- 2 (9-inch) Great Value refrigerated pie crusts
- 1 (6 3/4-oz.) can chicken, chopped OR Sliced Frozen Chicken
- 1 (16-oz.) can mixed vegetables, drained OR Frozen Vegetables
- 1 (10 3/4-oz.) can cream of chicken soup
- 1/2 teaspoon celery flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
*I purchased Great Value items when available…Great Value is the generic version available at Walmart, why spend more for the same quality???
- Fit one pie crust into a 9″ pie plate.
- Combine chicken and all of the ingredients in a bowl.
- Pour into pie crust.
- Moisten edges of pie crust with water; top with remaining crust.
- Fold edges under and crimp; cut slits in top.
- Bake at 400° for 45 to 50 minutes; let stand 10 minutes before serving.
* Thanks Gooseberry Patch Quick and Easy Family Favorites, Gooseberry Patch DECEMBER 2009
Quick Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars
- 8 oz cream cheese (room temp)
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Great Value 16 oz refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
*Again, I purchased Great Value items when available…Great Value is the generic version available at Walmart, why spend more for the same quality???
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Divide cookie dough in half; press half of dough into an 8×8 pan or pie plate.
- Cream the cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
- Add egg and vanilla; beat until smooth. Pour over cookie dough.
- Put remaining cookie dough on top of cheesecake mixture in small chunks.
- Bake at 350° for 35-40 minute or until set.
- Cool 1 hour and refrigerate.
- Cut into small squares.
You can also double this recipe. If you do, use a 13 x 9 pan.
* Thanks Food.com
Did you notice that the recipes have the words “Quick” & “Easy” in them. You can see why I was especially drawn to these two…LOL. I’ll be these cooking these on Sunday and I will let you know how it turns out…wish me luck!
Disclosure: I am participating in the Great Value campaign with The Motherhood. I have been compensated for my time. However, ALL opinions are my own.