An easy pot pie party and pretty tablescape to share with those you love. #WarmthinaCrust #CollectiveBias
I had a lot of making up to do with my friends and extended family after Lice Fest 2015. Although the lice were mostly contained to a few houses, practically everyone I know was put on notice to check heads, wash sheets, and be paranoid about every scratch of the head. I felt bad. BAD.
Once I knew we had defeated the durn bugs, I thought I’d have everyone over to celebrate and say “I’m sorry.” It was the least I could do.
Naturally, I had a few ground rules: No touching heads and Peppermint spray. Lots of peppermint spray.
Due to the stressors of the past few weeks, I put together a party menu that allowed me to entertain with ease.
First up, I picked up some Marie Callender’s Pot Pies in a variety of flavors at Walmart. If you ask me, pot pie makes everything better, so I felt these would go along way to make amends.
It’d been years since I’ve had pot pie, and let me tell you… just awesome. My favorite was the Cheesy Chicken and Bacon Pot Pie. Yup. ‘Twas very tasty, indeed.
Because Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, I brought a little extra love to the tablescape. Simple foam hearts taped to toothpicks became my pot pie labels. Cute, right?
Along with the Marie Callender’s Pot Pies, I made my favorite “Power” Salad – mixed greens with spinach and kale, with a choice of healthy and fun toppings: garbanzo beans, dried cranberries and quinoa. I served it with a spicy and sweet Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette which is a breeze to whip up.
- 1/3 c. honey
- 1/4 c. red wine vinegar
- 1 T. Dijon mustard
- 1 T. chipotle in adobo, chopped
- 1 tsp. lime juice
- 1 tsp. cumin
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. oregano
- 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper
- 1/2 c. olive oil
- Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
For this menu, I couldn’t pick a red or white wine, so I opted for both. #MommaLovesWine
And to further create a party atmosphere, I dressed up my tablescape with mason jars filled with inexpensive dried beans. I adore peonies and thought they looked great with a few accent stems of sage.
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