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  • I love pot pies and I think they’re great winter dishes
  • I found that I liked everything about this pot pie except the turkey meat
  • It unfortunately just didn’t look very appetizing
  • So I ate around the pieces of meat and enjoyed the vegetables, pie crust, and sauce, but overall I was disappointed that I really didn’t feel like I could enjoy the main ingredient
  • I think I might have to spend more on my frozen pot pies in order to find ones that have more appetizing meats

    • by sarahanne
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      I love pot pies and I think they’re great winter dishes. But they’re time-consuming to make, so I often resort to eating frozen pot pies in order to satisfy my cravings for them.

      Banquet is one company that makes frozen pot pies, and from what I have seen they make the cheapest kinds. I’ve never seen these pot pies selling for more than a dollar. Of course, at only seven ounces they’re maybe half the size of regular pot pies that might be served in restaurants or provided by other frozen food companies, so I guess that’s a trade-off.

      This pot pie contains turkey meat chunks mixed with potatoes, peas, and carrots in a light sauce or gravy and encased in a flaky pastry. I found that I liked everything about this pot pie except the turkey meat. It unfortunately just didn’t look very appetizing. It’s obviously


      made with dark meat, but not the kind of meat I would like to eat. It looked like it came from parts of the turkey that I’d rather not eat. So I ate around the pieces of meat and enjoyed the vegetables, pie crust, and sauce, but overall I was disappointed that I really didn’t feel like I could enjoy the main ingredient. The vegetables, by contrast, looked very vibrant. The carrots and peas had a nice tender-crisp bite, and the potatoes had a firm shape yet a soft interior. And I really thought the pie crust was just about perfect, very light and flaky and delectable.

      Some of the instructions for microwaving I found to be frustrating. For example, one of the things the box instructs you to do is to make a slit in the top crust of the pie before microwaving. I’m betting this ...


      • is because this action will help let the steam out. But I discovered I couldn’t effectively slit the pie crust very well while it was frozen, and since the instructions also warn against thawing the pie, I wasn’t sure what to do. So I simply inserted my knife as far as I could, even though it didn’t go all the way through the crust. After microwaving the pie for 4 to 5 minutes and letting it sit for 3 minutes afterward, the instructions say to measure the internal temperature with a food thermometer. I don’t own one of these, so I wasn’t sure how to tell whether it was cooked all the way through. But I dug in anyway and found that it was nice and steamy and cooked through just by following the directions, so I didn’t need the thermometer after all.

        This pot pie had

        380 calories and 21 grams of fat, 8 grams of which of that is saturated fat, probably from the turkey meat and the shortening in the crust. I like that this pot pie has a lot to offer in terms of nutrition, including vitamin A, calcium, B vitamins, phosphorus, zinc, iron, and magnesium, though for most of these vitamins and minerals the percentage of the daily value is less than 10 percent. It does have a lot of vitamin A, though, providing 20 percent of the daily value, and 15 percent of the daily value of phosphorus.

        Overall, this pot pie was all right. Though I enjoyed what I ate, I don’t think I’ll buy it again, because I didn’t like the appearance of the turkey meat. I think I might have to spend more on my frozen pot pies in order to find ones that have more appetizing meats.




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