Individual Chicken Noodle Pot Pies For Back to School

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It’s hard to fathom that we are only a few weeks from back-to-school time!

I went to Walmart this week to get organized with school supplies and recipe ingredients. I was specifically looking for Campbell Soup Company products – to make back-to-school recipes. For easy weeknights and recipe essentials.

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Are you ready to shop for delicious Campbell Soup Company products for easy, back-to-school awesomeness? I thought so! Hover over the photo below to click through to Walmart.com to purchase them.

And really, it’s already back-to-school time. This has been our quickest summer vacation I think I can ever recall. My kids were still in school until the end of June and this is the first time that they’ll go back to school BEFORE Labor Day. It’s unheard of in New England! We’ve been passing every milestone from June until now. Des graduated preschool, hot on the heels of his fifth birthday. Scarlet celebrated her eighth birthday, and then we headed to Cape Cod for our summer trip.

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The thing is, I’ve been somewhat nervous for this particular back-to-school. With Des starting kindergarten and Scarlet starting third grade, it will be the first time I have two kids in one school. Two lunches to pack and two after-school schedules to manage. I’m someone who gets through some anxiety and apprehension with preparation and organization. It’s how my brain works best! I’m already seeking back-to-school meal solutions, and I’m not just nervous – I’m excited for this opportunity to have two kids in the same school with the same drop-off and pick-up times. I’ll use the new time wisely!

My schoolteacher brother inspired the recipe I have here today. He came to visit a few years ago and made dinner for all of us. He only had one kid at the time – my nephew, Andrew – but they’ll be expecting their third this fall. I’d like to believe he will be making this amazing meal for his whole family. I can’t make it without thinking of him! This is my favorite easy, quick weeknight meal – and I use the best of two worlds – chicken pot pies AND Campbell’s® Condensed Chicken Noodle Soup – making Chicken NOODLE Pot Pies! Not only that, you can serve them in individual ramekins for a fun family experience.

YOU get a pie, and YOU get a pie, and everyone gets their own pie!

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How do we manage a busy back to school schedule? We save time with Campbell Soup Company products. It’s that easy. I head first to the juice aisle for V8 Splash®. There’s a lineup of indulgent flavor blends that I feel good about, and it provides great taste and nutrients. Then, I head to the soup aisle to get my lifelong favorites – Campbell’s® Condensed Tomato Soup and Campbell’s® Condensed Chicken Noodle Soup. They taste great and nourish the whole family in all of the mouthwatering flavors I grew up with – and now my kids will too. I love that you can put your own twist to make it special for YOUR family.

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And this is our special recipe. Who doesn’t love pot pie?? (no one raises their hand) Plus, you get to have your individual ones for the family, really with minimal extra effort. This is a recipe we all four get excited for every time.

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Individual Chicken Noodle Pot Pies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size: 1 ramekin

Individual Chicken Noodle Pot Pies

Ingredients

  1. 1 can Campbell's® Condensed Chicken Noodle Soup
  2. 1 package (two ct) of pie crust dough
  3. 1/2 can Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Celery
  4. 1 package frozen vegetables
  5. 1 cup celery, chopped
  6. 2 cups cubed cooked chicken (we use rotisserie)
  7. 1 egg
  8. Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • 1. Heat oven to 400ºF
  • 2. Cut pie crust dough to line four ramekins and brush egg wash over it
  • 3. Bake for 10 minutes
  • 4. Cut four other pieces for the top of the pies
  • 5. Meanwhile, cook celery, soups, frozen vegetables, and cooked chicken in a large skillet until bubbly and thawed
  • 6. Add salt and pepper
  • 7. Spoon mixture into ramekins and cover with remaining pie crust pieces
  • 8. Brush tops with egg wash
  • 9. Using a sharp knife, cut several slits in the top crusts
  • 10. Bake for 25 minutes or until crust is golden brown
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So if your kids are already back to school, or if they’re heading back to school – or TO SCHOOL FOR THE FIRST TIME (gulp, kindergarten), I’m arming you with all the right ideas and ingredients to make this time extra special for them, and extra easy for you! I think Cassidy is so good at cooking this meal, he can do all the prep in half the time that I can!

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And it makes the house smell amazing!

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Can’t you see why?

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Enjoy!

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Summer Recipes: Quinoa Taco Salad

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Quinoa recipes are among my favorite summer recipes – whether it’s in tacos, casseroles, breakfast porridges, or hot/cold summer salads. Thank you to Success® Tri-Color 100% Quinoa for collaborating on this post, and providing inspiration.

#Summer #recipes are my favorite! This quinoa taco salad makes for a great quick and easy packed lunch or dinner. It's a great party recipe! AD @SuccessRice

I have to tell you – I remember exactly where I was the first time I had quinoa.

Well, maybe I don’t remember EXACTLY where it was, because the name of the park escapes me, but I remember the feeling, the sensation, the intrigue. I was in San Francisco, and I had moved there not long before this summer barbecue. Everyone brought a dish, but I can’t remember what we brought! My friend, Tina, brought a quinoa salad. I remember that she was trying to tell me how to pronounce AND spell it – and then she gave up and told me to eat it. So, of course, I did.

Then, that experience was colored by the fact that our elderly husky, Stormy, was scratched in the eye by another dog. And we then had to leave the potluck summer barbecue to find a weekend-hours vet, but the point is, I remember the quinoa! And while I may have been intimidated then, by what it was and how to best prepare it, I’m so glad I know now that it’s easy to get great results! For a recent summer weekend barbecue, I wanted to emulate that first time I had quinoa.

I had to put my own twist on the quinoa salad theme, though. I talk about tacos and Mexican food here quite a bit, in case you haven’t noticed. I thought about how delicious it would be to make a quinoa taco salad. Intriguing, no?

Freshly cooked Success® Tri-Color 100% Quinoa, crisp produce, Mexican seasonings. Yes!

Aside from my friend, Tina, and her quinoa salad in San Francisco, I need to tell you a quick taco salad story! Our school cafeteria served taco salad. I can’t remember if it was once a month, twice a month, or once a week, but people would get obsessed with it. In my shared homeroom classroom sophomore year, a student would write a little countdown on the side chalkboard: “10 days to HTSD (Hot Taco Salad Day)”, etc. Then he or she would cross out the 10, and switch it to 9, and so on. The best part was that ON HTSD, they’d write, “Happy Hot Taco Salad Day!” I so applaud that festive foodie spirit.

And that’s why I’m bringing you this recipe today – inspired by many walks of life – but ultimately all mine.

Quinoa Taco Salad

Quinoa Taco Salad

Ingredients

  1. 2 bags Success® Quinoa
  2. 1/4 cup lime juice
  3. 1 tsp chili powder
  4. 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  5. 1/2 tsp cumin
  6. 1/2 tsp paprika
  7. 1/2 tsp salt
  8. 1 avocado
  9. 1 large tomato, diced
  10. 2 cups black beans
  11. 2 cups canned corn
  12. 1 cup red pepper, chopped
  13. 4 small corn tortilla (optional)
  14. Sour cream/lime juice glaze on top (optional)

Instructions

  • 1. Prepare the Success® Tri-Color 100% Quinoa according to instructions on box.
  • 2. In a small box, mix lime juice with chili powder, cayenne powder, cumin, paprika and salt, and set aside.
  • 3. In a larger bowl, combine the quinoa, avocado, tomatoes, black beans, corn, and peppers.
  • 4. Stir in the spice/lime juice mix and toss it evenly throughout the quinoa.
  • 5. You may need a pinch more salt/lime juice.
  • 6. Top with more avocado.
  • 7. Top with crushed tortilla chips.
  • 8. Top with either hot sauce or a sour cream based dressing.
  • 9. Enjoy!
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And now, we discuss the most important ingredient – Success® Tri-Color 100% Quinoa. It’s so easy to make and versatile in all types of recipes, all year round. I love the ease of the boil-in-bag cooking process, because I can make a quality recipe quickly and easily! Tada! And I love taking a recipe I already love (taco salad type foods) and giving them the much needed protein punch of quinoa. Why? It’s because Success is in the bag.®

I love that Success now offers a 100% Tri Color Quinoa. It’s a blend of White, Red and Black Quinoa and it’s packaged in a convenient boil in bag – similar to other rice products made by Success. I also love that this wholesome product is gluten free, 100% whole grain, a good source of fiber, and a complete protein. And hello! It contains all NINE essential amino acids. Success! It doesn’t hurt that it’s light and fluffy with a nutty flavor. Oh, and did I mention that it cooks in only 10 minutes, and is packaged in pre-portioned, BPA free boil-in-bags? No measuring and no mess! This is my favorite shortcut ever. It’s nutrition packed and cooks perfectly every time.

Want to try your hand at it? Of course you do! For recipe inspiration, visit here.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Success® Tri-Color 100% Quinoa. I received both product and compensation, and all thoughts, opinions, and stories are 100% my own.

Enjoy!