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Making some good headway on the freezer.. I heated up a sample that Miss A brought home a couple of months ago.. It was this Twin Hens Chicken Pot Pie.. Miss K flipped her lid over it. It was pretty delicious. Scarily, the caloric content revealed that if one were to consume the entire pot pie, there are 2200 calories hiding in their somewhere.. But, the crust was delicious and it stayed together like an actually pie. I was able to cut slices off and the whole thing didn't run all over the place. Placed it in the oven at 425 for about an hour. we ate about 1/3 of the pie. Salad from the garden.


It was really good. Needed a bit of salt but, other than that, I enjoyed it as well..


Twin Hens, good pot pie.


I have spent a total of 40 dollars this week and provided 21 meals for Miss K and myself.

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