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« on: March 20, 2007 10:53:36 AM »

My friends and I have get togethers on Fridays. We all take turns cooking. Next friday is my turn. I want to make chicken pot pie, but I don't know what to make for a side dish. I would do a salad, but nobody would eat it.

My recipe for the chicken pot pie has peas, carrots, and potatoes. It seems like doing corn or a potato for a side dish would be veggie overload.

Dessert will be New York style cheesecake.

Anybody have a good idea, because I sure don't.

« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2007 11:28:16 AM »

I have always had Chicken Pot Pie as a one dish meal - throw it all in and *poof* dinner.  Look at resturant menus on the Web (Applebees, Crackerbarrel, etc) for insperation for a side.  I have seen Chicken Pot Pie on alot of menues recently. Hope that helps.


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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2007 11:32:57 AM »

Its true a chiken pot pie is a meal on its own however if you're making them a bit smaller then i guess you could do something like mac/n cheese on the side in honor of KFC having the best chiken potpies on earth. Yup man n cheese would be perfect. Not from a box lol but scratch well if ure doing the box thing then go via Velveta. yummers.

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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2007 11:53:38 AM »

Maybe rolls and butter(or your choice of roll topping)? I agree that chicken pot pie pretty much covers the whole dinner thing by itself.  But when I order something like that in a restaurant, there's usually a side of rolls or garlic toast so you have a palate cleanser (not sure how garlic toast qualifies there, but hey...). 


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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2007 01:07:57 PM »

I think a salad would go nicely.  Usually when I can't think of what will go, salad usually is it....

« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2007 09:35:50 PM »

I wouldn't serve anything heavy/starchy with chicken pot pie, because the pastry crust on the pot pie would be enough "heft" and breadiness for me.  I might, however, serve a slaw or a healthy lentil or couscous type small-grained salad or a fruit side (applesauce, fruit salad, strawberries and pepper in vinaigrette, etc.).  You could also do a vegetable that isn't represented in the pot pie.  I think asparagus (simmered is easy) would be great with it.  Maybe with a mustard for dipping?
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2007 11:40:49 PM »

For whatever reason, my palette doesn't equate pastry with breadiness, but I agree something like a slaw or fruit side sounds like a good idea!  Next time I need help figuring out  a menu, I know where to look for advice.  Smiley


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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2007 03:00:12 PM »

What about baked apple slices? Bake them with sugar, cinnamon and a bit of butter, like pie filling without the pie?
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2007 10:58:47 AM »

If salad is not an option, I guess the best maybe roast veg with chips then... Undecided

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