Keep a tub/tupperware container of leftovers that the kids didn't eat in the freezer. Save vegetables and meats and gravy and anything else appropriate for a pot pie. I have made them with every kind of mixture of meat except fish.
When the tub is full, thaw it out and mix with a can of condensed cream of mushroom or cream of celery soup. Don't dilute the soup. Put it into a homemade or store-bought pie shell, add the top of the pie shell and cut slits or poke holes to let the steam escape. Bake at 375 degrees F until the shell is done and contents bubbly (about 40 minutes, depending on oven and pie pans). Some bake at 400 degrees F for 25 minutes. The kids that turned up their noses at vegetables will now wolf it down.
Source: My own idea.
By Mark from Katy, TX
That is SUCH a good idea! I can't tell you how much food goes down the disposal at my house because my three year old won't eat it. I will think twice about what I can do with that food! (01/10/2008)
A great idea, I have a container in the freezer for leftover vegetables. When it's full, I add a can of northern beans, add some frozen tomatoes, broth, etc. for vegetable soup. I've never tried the homemade pot pie. Sounds good, will definitely try it.
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