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Busy holiday decorating, entertaining and shopping calls for Marie Callender’s pot pies and rich & creamy Mexican hot chocolate mousse.
During the holidays, everyone usually gathers at our house. This Thanksgiving was no exception. We had ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, rolls, and, of course, a huge turkey.
We all know what a huge turkey means. Leftovers. Turkey sandwiches, turkey pot pie, turkey, turkey, turkey. We were all pretty tired of eating turkey. What we were craving, was beef. Delicious, juicy, tender beef. But, with all the holiday decorating and shopping I had done last week, I really wanted the family to have a nice dinner together, but I wasn’t in the mood to prepare a full-blown roast beef dinner.
So, while I was shopping at Walmart, I decided to check out their frozen entree section. I was about half way down the aisle when I saw some Marie Callender’s pot pies. And they were beef. Problem solved.
It was just the kind of meal I was looking for. Juicy, tender beef with vegetables in a rich gravy all wrapped up in a flaky crust. Bonus- I didn’t need to do anything but turn the oven on and pop them in. That means more much needed family time. All I had to do now was find a dessert to round off the meal.
I don’t know about you, but when the weather gets cold, I love drinking hot chocolate, especially Mexican hot chocolate. Inspired by this, I thought I’d whip up some Mexican hot chocolate mousse. It’s just about the easiest dessert I’ve ever made. It does take a few hours of chill time in the fridge, but other than that, you can make it pretty quickly.
The Marie Callender’s pot pies combined with my easy Mexican hot chocolate mousse made up the perfect easy meal I was looking for.
To make the mousse, I simply melted the chocolate chips, then added them, along with all the other ingredients, to my blender and combined them on low for about one minute.
Then, I simply poured the mixture into six 8 ounce dessert cups.
After letting them cool for a few minutes, I wrapped them in plastic wrap and put them in the fridge to chill for several hours.
Once they were perfectly set, and we were ready to eat them, I topped them with some whipped cream.
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Be sure to visit the Marie Callender’s website to learn more about their pot pies.