This post is sponsored by SC Johnson. All comments and opinions are my own.

Long before I had kids of my own, a woman I once worked for told me that the best gift she could get as a mom was the gift of time. I was very young at the time, but her words stuck with me. Since then, I have been following in her footsteps and gifting others prepared foods and treats so that they would have more time at the holidays to spend with their own families.

I do a ton of baked goods and lots and lots of frozen pot pies and lasagnas that I package up in Ziploc® brand bags and gift to those I love and appreciate.

The best part is that this is a relatively inexpensive way to show that I care. I can put together a tasty pot pie for well under $10. And because I make many pies and once and buy the ingredients in larger sizes, I would estimate that each pie is maybe $6 – $7… or less! Good luck trying find any other decent gift for that price these days!

Want to start your own tradition of giving the gift of time? I have my favorite quick and easy Chicken Pot Pie recipe listed below. Gather your pot pie ingredients, some disposable pie plates and a box of Ziploc® Brand Freezer Bags.

Just prep the pies…but don’t bake them. Place the prepped pie in a Ziploc® Brand Freezer Bag and write the baking direction right on the bag. Heck, you can even print my recipe and attach it to the bag if you prefer. I even removed my name as the author so no one has to know that it’s not your recipe—tee hee! Add a bow and a nice note and give someone you care about the gift of time in a quick and tasty meal they simply bake and serve!

Ziploc® Brand Freezer Bags seal in the flavor of fresh food and help protect it from freezer burn, so you and your loves ones can enjoy fresh-tasting, flavorful food whenever you want.  And the Grip n’ Seal technology makes it easy to open, fill and seal the bags, which means less work and less mess.

And to make your gift even more special, use festive Ziploc® brand holiday bags! Available in super cute and festive designs, these holiday bags will help you spread cheer all season long.

Look for a special in-store display at your local Publix. Grab a couple of boxes for your holiday gifts and be sure to get a couple to use for all your leftovers and storage needs. Just don’t dilly dally, the holiday bags are only available for a limited time.

Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Servings 6


  • 1 cup pre-cooked diced chicken breast
  • 1 tsp butter, margarine or olive oil
  • 1 medium onion - chopped
  • 2 10.5 oz cans cream of chicken soup
  • 10 oz bag of frozen peas and carrots
  • 1 boiled egg - chopped (optional)
  • 1 - 2 tsp tarragon - or to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 refrigerated pie crusts


  • Preheat oven to 375º F.
  • Saute the onion in the butter until translucent
  • Add all other ingredients (except crusts) and cook until the veggies are heated and no longer frozen, approximately 5 minutes.
  • Fir the first refrigerated pie crust in your pie plate, pressing to the sides of the pie plate. Leave the top excess hanging over the edge of the pie plate - do not crimp.
  • Pour the prepared filling into the pie crust.
  • Top with the second crust and press the two pie crust edges together, crimping to seal.
  • Prick the top crust with fork to create few air holes in the top crust, piercing the crust 4 - 5 times.
  • Bake at 375º F for 30-40 minutes, until top crust is golden brown.