It’s been about 3 weeks since the kids have gone back to school. So far they all appear to be settling in quite well and are all happy with the way things are going for the most part… they still complain about all the homework and having to get up so early (and going to bed on time). Personally, I love it! We’re back on a regular schedule and I don’t get any calls halfway through the day asking what they can do or if I’ll bring lunch home for them.
There is a downside though… and that’s nobody is home to clean up while I’m at work or to take something out of the freezer for dinner when I forget. So this means that I have think ahead and be prepared and this does not always happen. Even if I am prepared dinner can sometimes be a rush because somebody has something going on and has to leave or will be late getting home. I hate having to rush dinner because then it doesn’t always lead to a good meal or us sitting around the table having those end of day conversations that I enjoy.
This week there wasn’t much rushing (although the husband was late more than once) and we were able to enjoy dinner together. Remember when I mentioned thinking ahead and being prepared? Well, I did that this week. Sunday I roasted a couple of chickens and made homemade gravy and those leftovers went into another delicious meal that I made. Chicken Pot Pie casserole topped with Pillsbury Biscuits! It was probably the best dinner all week because there was not a single bit left in the pan… nothing. Someone even licked the spoon clean (not me this time)!
My intention was to make it super easy on myself and follow this recipe from Pillsbury but I didn’t because homemade gravy is awesome in pot pies and a great deal better than something from a can. I followed the basic recipe that Pillsbury and used a rotisserie chicken and what I had left over from our dinner earlier in the week, along with carrots, celery, onions, peas, and a potato. Of course it was topped with this light and flaky Pillsbury biscuits.
The biscuits were light, flaky, and so tender… so good that I barely had enough for the whole family! This is definitely one that is considered the perfect comfort foods for fall & winter.
What’s your favorite comfort food?
You can download a great recipe booklet from Pillsbury that’s full of recipes using Grands Biscuits. Make sure to try the Grands Unsloppy Joes… they’re amazing!
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