When I was little, kindergarten and first grade, I always loved going over to my friend Kitsy’s house to spend the night. In addition to the nachos her mom would make us with refried bean dip from a can and slices of American cheese, she’d give us pot pies for dinner.
Not just any pot pie, frozen pot pies in individual serving tins. I’m pretty sure that’s when I learned that everything tastes better in an individual serving container. Yes, my mom made homemade pot pies at my house, but these were special. When they came out of the oven, I didn’t have to share mine with anyone. I didn’t get a wedge with filling spilling out dumped onto my plate. Instead, I got a golden-brown, perfectly preserved pie where I could cut into the tender, flaky crust myself and scoop out the filling before it escaped.
I’ve loved pot pies forever and now I have a new favorite. A glorious, delicious version that marries the best of both worlds: homemade and in an individual serving. Of course, I’m talking about the chicken pot pies from the Brookshire’s Deli.
The chicken pot pies are homemade but nestled in an individual serving tin that’s easy to reheat, with no sharing required. The crust is made on-site so it has that buttery, homemade flavor baked in, just like the creamy filling, full of chicken and vegetables.
The serving size is generous, so you might want to think about sharing, or then again, maybe not.