Cooking with New Dad

I like to frequent other dad blogs to get tips on life and how to deal with the little one, the Mrs. etc.  A lot of Dad’s like to do step by step posts on how to cook a good meal.  Since imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, allow me to present the first installment of Cooking with New Dad.

Today we’ll be preparing one of my favorite dishes that I don’t get to eat all that often anymore.  The delicious and nutritious Chicken Pot Pie!

 Step 1:  Purchase these wonder little concoctions of crust, potato, peas, carrots and chicken flavored meat cubes all in a mystery “sauce”.  If you’re paying more than $0.50 per you’re getting robbed!

Step 2:  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Yes, you can cook these in a microwave, but they taste like ass.  Spend the extra 25 minutes and cook them in an oven.  Plus, you avoid those pesky salmonella out breaks that kept these bad boys off the shelves for a bit.

Step 3:  Place on baking sheet and cut a slit in the top of each CPP.

Step 4:  Bake for 30-32 minutes.  I recommend 32 minutes plus.  It makes the crust crisper and darker.

Step 5:  Take these bad boys out of the oven.  Flip them face down on a plate.  Make sure to watch out for the scalding hot steam!  Scrap out the the crust that didn’t come out.  Pepper and enjoy!


35 minutes and you’re on the way to the culinary wonder that is the Chicken Pot Pie. 

Next time on Cooking with New Dad we will be exploring the wide selections of Chef Boyardee.  Rachel Ray better watch her back!

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14 Responses to “Cooking with New Dad”

  1. Paul(mytwodaddies) on April 3rd, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    I look forward to the posts of the dads on my HD list. You made me laugh today.
    Thanks for that!

    I can make you an actual chicken pot pie from scratch (it’s actually easier than you think).

    Too funny New Dad, you keep moving up the list (LOL)

  2. Thanks Paul. Banquet quality foods and I thank you!

  3. Classic! That is too funny. You should contact the Food Network.

  4. Pot Pie RULES. I can eat me a whole bunch of pot pie.

    Home made from Grandma BLOWS any other kind OUT OF THE WATER.

  5. Standing in line, waiting on that cookbook to be autographed

  6. Mmm…yummy! I don’t think I’ve ever put chicken pot pie on a plate - I’ve always just eaten it out of the tin. So, thanks for the new idea!

    I think we’re going to have chicken pot pie for dinner tonight (homemade though…’cause our gluten-free household makes most freezer foods untouchable).

    Happy FF!

  7. *snicker*

    Funny, funny stuff.


  8. who knew you had such culinary expertise? i love pot pies, unfortunately they are more than half of my daily calories (1200 for me) lol

  9. Word, they are crazy high on calories and sodium. But hey, who needs to live to be 60?

  10. I love chicken pot pie. I don’t eat it much anymore though because we’re dieting…

  11. You are a true cullinary genius. I am reminded of Cartman. No kitty that’s my pot pie!

  12. That was awesome! Email me and I’ll give you an easy recipe that is super delicious and easy. It looks like you did something special, but you didn’t (my favorite kind of recipe).

  13. Thanks for the recipe- I sometimes forget that there are some delicious low price treasures in the grocery frozen food aisle- I know what my kids are eating tonight

  14. Aww man. I miss frozen pot-pies. They always remind me of when my dad used to cook for us when mom had to work nights. It was always pot-pies and we loved them so much.

    The best part is that unlike the microwave, no matter if you want to cook 1 or a million… it’s always 35 minutes.

    Mmmm…. thanks for making me crave CPP and happy FF!

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