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Day 25 of the 30 Day COVID-19 Dinner Challenge: Italian Chicken Pesto Pot Pie

July 5, 2020 ~ Meet Mimi. Mimi is our mini Dachshund. She is mostly a nice dog. I wouldn’t say she is sweet as much as she is nice. She has a bit of a growly attitude from time to time. In this photograph, she’s sitting on Kate’s lap after we ate our fabulous dinner. Mimi has a bit of a forlorn look because she knows she’s not getting any of what we had. We do not feed our dogs from the table…most of the time.

Mimi was born in Germany. Mimi was our son’s pup. He got her while stationed in Germany. He couldn’t take her to his next duty station so we adopted her. She is a funny little dog and we are happy to have her as part of the family. She is a true mini weighing in at 8 1/2 pounds. She doesn’t like going for walks or the cold weather. She does like finding a snake now and though and going to battle with it. So far she has survived those fights. The little lizards we have around here haven’t been so lucky. She’s managed to do a number on a few of them.

For this meal, Kate cooked up a surprise. A surprise because I really wasn’t sure what it was going to be. She explained it to me but I couldn’t quite envision it. It was an Italian Chicken Pesto Pot Pie with a side of veggies.

It was a Betty Crocker recipe: https://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/italian-chicken-pesto-pot-pie/7228d72a-8044-4b49-80ca-27b681c52d7b

Kate subbed in gluten-free Bisquick to fit my need. It was a meal that seemed like it would be higher in calories than it was. It came in at 442 calories per person.

This is an excellent comfort, cold-weather food, though having it in the middle of summer was spot on as well. Five more meals and this challenge has been met with high marks.

Until the next time!