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Mmmm...Marie Callender's

Yesterday afternoon, some of us girls met for a matinee of "Country Strong" (see Tracie's Movie Blog for my review), followed by some dinner.  It's always interesting trying to decide on a dinner spot that will satisfy everyone, and in the end, we decided on Marie Callender's, which I guess makes sense after seeing a country music movie.  You're just kind of in the mood for homestyle comfort food.  I myself had not been to a Marie Callender's in several years.  For some reason, it's just not one of those chains that's first on my list.  But man, what was I thinking waiting so long?  Because frankly, it was fabulous!

After perusing the menu, I noticed that they had a deal going that for $9.99 gave you a serving of either Shepherd's Pie or Chicken Pot Pie, with a small caesar salad, and a slice of pie for dessert.  Well, hello, they had me at the pie (and since I'm kind of a cheapskate, they also had me at the $9.99).  But they also had me at the Sheperd's Pie.  That was something I remember my mom making when I was a kid, and felt like it would be warm and cozy on a cold night.  And oh my gosh, it did not disappoint.  Chunks of roast beef, vegetables, and yummy mashed potatoes in a beefy broth.  You know that show on Food Network called "The Best Thing I Ever Ate"?  Yeah, I was totally feeling like that.  And to top it all off, I had a slice of coconut cream pie.  Yum!

I think it's safe to say that I'll be heading back there for some Sheperd's Pie one of these days. You think tomorrow is too soon?


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