portable pot pies

I was craving Lobster Pot Pie last night, it’s so easy and comforting, but I hate making a dinner that doesn’t provide leftovers so I went to Little Pink Monster in search of dinner inspiration.   I stumbled on a great recipe for stuffed biscuits and wondered “hmmm I wonder if I could stuff that with lobster pot pie?”   Worth a shot!

I adjusted the original recipe so that the consistency would be a bit thicker, and so I wouldn’t have too much filling leftover

Portable Lobster Potpie

1 tablespoon unsalted butter 

1/4 onion, diced 

1/2 carrot, diced 

½ cup frozen corn

 ½ cup frozen peas

 ¼ cup all-purpose flour 

1/2 cup milk 

1 /2 cup chicken broth 

½ pound cooked lobster meat (can be bought at the seafood counter) 

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1 package of crescent rolls

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Set out a muffin tin.  Unroll crescent rolls and place open rolls in muffin tin.  Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add diced onion and carrot. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes. Add corn and peas. Stir in flour, and cook 1 more minute. Add milk and chicken broth, stirring constantly. Cook until the sauce begins to thicken, about 5 minutes. Then remove from heat, add lobster and thyme, and season with salt and pepper.   Spoon the mixture into the 8 open crescent rolls, roll up the crescent roll once filling is placed to cover the top.  Bake for 15 minutes

 I love it when delicious and portable come together, they’re like lobster cupcakes:

   

You could adjust the filling to be anything.  Chicken, sausage, great idea to keep tucked away for a quick (portable) meal.

nom – snackle mouth

Twitter is pretty amazing sometimes.   A few weeks ago after a stop into Fresh Market I tweeted something and almost instantly got this response:

No, it wasn’t from Fresh Market, but another product that I had actually seen at the store during that trip.   I had noticed Snackle Mouth by the checkout but didn’t really take much time to investigate what it was.   Honestly, good packaging had grabbed my eye.  Perfect timing!  The convo continued

I’m all for “something special” when it comes to food (and vegan at that) so the next time I was at Fresh Market I picked up a box, snapped my pic, and enjoyed Snackle Mouth:

The Almond Maple Pecan was amazing.   Not too sweet, not too heavy, it’s a great snack.   If I wasn’t so greedy (aka had better portion control) I bet I could make a box last a few days.   This one lasted an afternoon.   Awesome.

Anyway I had forgotten that I had sent a pic to Snackle Mouth and was so excited to discover my little package from them for taking the pic, it showed up last Friday:

Mmmmmm.    This was some serious snacking.   I wanted to take a pic of the delicious clusters, but my offer to co-workers meant the Snackle Mouth was gone pretty quickly.   The top 2 faves were the Salty Chocolate and Almond Berry.    Great office snack.

I’m stoked to have found Snackle Mouth.   Sure they sent me some freebies but I’ve purchased several boxes (about $3.50 for a 5oz box) and can honestly say I’m a fan.  It’s just good.   When I’m trying hard at my vegan experiment, it’s great to know that there’s a yummy snack I can turn to.   And for my non-vegan bacon loving fans, check this out:

BACON SNACKLE MOUTH.   Wow.    Bacon Snackle Mouth pic via The Daily Bacon

Happy snacking!!

snack attack – sweet potato & cilantro

I have an unnatural obsession with cilantro. Seriously.  I love it. If I ever get married I will carry cilantro in my bouquet. That’s some serious herb love.

I had finished off the rest of my tom yum soup for lunch yesterday. By the time I got home I wasn’t in the mood for a big dinner, just something that would require very little effort. I saw cilantro. I saw a sweet potato. I thought “why not?”

Best.  Idea.  Ever.

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I microwaved the potato for about ten minutes, added in just a teeny bit of Earth Balance spread.

Threw some chopped cilantro on top and devoured.   So good. This is a great lunch/snack idea that I’ll be keeping in mind for lazy days!

Happy snacking!