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Old 11-22-2008, 11:31 PM   #11
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I haven't tried everything that Marie Callender makes - but everything I have tried was suprisingly good. Certainly not inexpensive ... but from my experience you get what you pay for (even if I can usually make it from scratch for less ys' gotta' pay the cook, right?).

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Old 11-23-2008, 10:30 PM   #12
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My biggest problem with the Marie Callender pot pies is that there is a day's worth of sodium in each pie. I wish that they made a much lower sodium version because I would love the convenience of being able to buy something like that from time to time.

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Old 11-24-2008, 08:23 PM   #13
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Old 11-24-2008, 08:36 PM   #14
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Thanks for the tip. I stopped in the store to buy one for supper but they had fresh made pot pies in their deli instead... Really tasty!! Oh... and I blew the diet on something they call a "pumpkin square", excellent pumpkin pie like substance.....OK, it's a pie with crust only on bottom...

Maybe the M.C. next time...
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:12 PM   #15
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For the most part, M.C's products are pretty good, & their freshly baked pies are excellent. Tried the mushroom/parm, but the nutritional value salt/sodium etc was way too high. I liked Swanson's pot pies & remember when they were about 33 cents a piece. (They still may be, in certain markets/areas.) The other disappointment, for me, was cornstarch & water gravy, very few veggies and turkey or chicken. For the price, guess it's a good deal.
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:06 AM   #16
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I bought 2/$5 chicken and mushroom ones last week on vacation --they were great. The crust was good too. I started by microwaving them in the box as directed, and finished them by baking them upside down out of the little pan they came in to crisp up the bottom crust. One was more than I could eat for a meal but I savored it!
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:57 AM   #17
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Marie Callender's chicken pot pies are very good. I used to eat them once in a while til I decided to look at the nutrional guide on the side of the package. I stopped eating them when I realized they contained 580 calories, 31 grams of fat (my whole allowance for one day) and a tremendous amount of sodium. Too bad, but no can do.
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Old 12-29-2008, 12:00 PM   #18
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They are calorie laden, but that works great for me. I have a teen son who is scary thin and I keep these in the freezer at all times for him. He likes them and they are really quick to make in the microwave.
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Old 12-29-2008, 02:03 PM   #19
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i am having a chicken pot pie from good old marie. it is tonights dinner. i love em and with a salad it is a nice meal. i buy the small ones and give myself a treat once in a while
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Old 12-29-2008, 02:08 PM   #20
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I make my own pot pie so I've never tried the frozen brands. Just can't compare. (I posted my pot pie recipe here (somewhere).


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