Things I Bought That I Love: Dean & DeLuca Chicken Pot Pie

One of the many characteristics I share with Eric Cartman of South Park is our love of pot pies. Here is what I believe is the funniest moment of the South Park pilot, where Cartman’s cat begins to angle for his pot pie. It has zero to do with the plot, and is just a little tangential scene written seemingly to use the priceless phrase “No Kitty, this is my pot pie!” over and over again.

Chicken Pot Pies are sneaky junk food. The crust to chicken ratio in pot pies are pitiful– it’s basically as much protein as a slice of pepperoni pizza. But it is my favorite comfort food. (I eat terribly but I really hate most comfort foods. Mac & cheese and pancakes are good for one bite, but can you imagine actually ordering that stuff at a restaurant? Isn’t that just admitting you’re giving up entirely? Who does that besides kids? I’m kind of jealous of this person.)

The Dean and Deluca chicken pot pie is full of juicy chicken and vegetables. The crust is totally flaky and buttery, and the best evening in the world is heating up two of them with your honey, making a salad, a couple glasses of white wine, and eating them on the sofa while enjoying Luther.

You could eat anything while watching Luther, actually, who am I kidding. Dean and DeLuca Chicken Pot Pies make fantastic holiday gifts, as everyone loves getting something frozen in the mail (it’s true– isn’t it exciting?) and also, a savory pie is a special treat, the kind of thing pitiful Charles Dickens children dream about eating.

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  1. i miss dean and deluca in NYC! i love that you can order these in the mail.
    by the way – you were great last night in “the apartment” reading!

    lynn @ the actor's diet | November 18, 2011 | Reply

  2. I’m that girl who goes to a fancy steakhouse and orders the side of lobster mac n cheese and the side of like spinach and calls it a day. And I do not share my “entree”.

    LOVE me some pot pies but I don’t eat chicken. I have to make my own. :(

    Lindsey | November 18, 2011 | Reply

  3. I LOVE chicken pot pie. I recently made my first from scratch and it was TO DIE FOR. The ultimate comfort food! I’m with ya.

    Blog is the New Black | November 18, 2011 | Reply

  4. I’m currently sitting outside an H&M at 5:30 in the morning waiting for the Versace release. The video of Cartman fighting with kitteh over pot pie, along with your usual charm and wit are the only things, apparently, capable of making me smile at this point. Thank you.

    Jess | November 19, 2011 | Reply

  5. Saw this right after I read your post.
    Portable potpie: http://www.bakerella.com/easy-as-pie/

    p.s. I am reading your book and we should be best friends <3

    Kristy | November 20, 2011 | Reply

  6. hahaha you and eric cartman

    btw – your book is sold out at the b&n in braintree, ma. but more copies have been ordered.

    and the woman at the info desk and i discussed how happy we are for you and your book :)

    Whitney Soup | November 20, 2011 | Reply

  7. Great idea about pot pies for Christmas, if I had money I would totally send frozen things to people more often. . .I love the ideas of pot pies, but when I actually eat them, there is just way too much goo in the middle and not enough bread, although I could eat the bread stuff just plain. . . Anyway, I really enjoyed your blog and am totally following it now!

    Kylie | November 22, 2011 | Reply

  8. If the restaurant flaunts “adult” mac n’ cheese additives like truffle oil, goat cheese, etc. I think it becomes a more justifiable option. (But I don’t have to try very hard to talk myself into carbs smothered in queso…)

    Rachel | November 22, 2011 | Reply

  9. @whitney… so weird… I live in Braintree! Guess a lot of Mindy fans over here. We love our local girls! :-)

    And the mac n cheese at the seadog brewery… amazing! I think it has enough calories to last 3 days, though…

    megiStell | November 23, 2011 | Reply

  10. Now I must get/make myself some pot pie, this post has given me major cravings!

    Angela | November 24, 2011 | Reply

  11. There is a brewery I always go to and order a side of fries with chipotle mayo and a side of mac and cheese. And beer. That is my meal. Any my husband never judges me :)

    Jessica (@JessMatushek) | November 30, 2011 | Reply

  12. If there is baked mac and cheese on the menu, you better believe I am ordering it. And if anyone judges me, well then they are seriously missing out on a DELISH food item.

    Michelle | January 23, 2012 | Reply