Friday, June 20, 2008

Little Meat Pies and Happy Solstice!


Here are the meat pies, for those of you who have been asking. This is a no-fail recipe for delightful little meat pies. We have them with our Solstice teas, but I think they would be charming as picnic food as well.
You can find the recipe here. I make mine just a bit differently. Instead of using ground pork as called for and seasoning it as directed, I buy fresh sausage from a little grocery we have here that makes their own. They have a real meat counter where they weigh out your order and wrap it in white paper for you. This morning the meat guy actually made the sausage fresh for me while I waited.
I love how they bake up all golden. They are wonderful to have in the fridge as leftovers too.

We had such a fun and full Solstice. Here is our table.
We had zucchini bread, of course!
We always have deviled eggs. The tea was great, but the big news was . . .
the boys got a new sandbox!! Built by Ken these last two days--it's wonderful!
We played, read the new Summer books, danced with the babies. I hope your summer celebration is just as bright.

13 comments:

Irina said...

MB, what dough did you use to make your meat pies. Yours look much better than the recipe website....

Amy said...

Looks like a wonderful feast of food! What a fun celebration!

Laura said...

Those meat pies look yum! What a lovely table you set!

Mary Beth said...

Irina--honestly, it was just a box of Pillsbury pie crust. I'm not a big fan of making pastry dough, and this recipe is just right for a busy cooking day.

MamaBlogger said...

your little meat pies are so cute! happy solstice and happy weekend!

Julie said...

Your celebration looks wonderful... and how fun to have a new sandbox to play in all summer long!

periwinkle said...

Once again you are making me hungry and I will get round to doing some cooking soon! Lovely sand box too. I forgot from your last post, apple and cinammon cheerios sound lovely - never seen those ones before
lisa x

AnnieB said...

great day! as with all your family celebrations...thanks for the reminder of summer solstice - it's one of thoes things I always miss for some reason , and regret deeply once I have forgotten it AGAIN...no excuse this time though and so will get planing for tomorrow...hope all going well...the boys look good!

Bobbie said...

hi

I just did a blog on winter solstice (I live in australia) and our celebration ideas. thanks for your ideas... I will use them in 6 months;) and you can use mine.

http://comber-family.blogspot.com/2008/06/what-another-celebration.html

MoziEsmé said...

Looks like a GREAT start to summer! I need to get my baby a sandbox, too . . .

MamaAngel said...

it looks like you had a great solstice celebration! i can't wait to try the meat pie recipe, it looks easy and good! we get sausage from a local person too, through a meat CSA and i have some in the freezer i can use......

Gift of Green said...

Beautiful! Gorgeous! Thank you, thank you, thank you for the recipe! You are so inspiring!

ames said...

Those look so yummy! I do love deviled eggs far too much, and I am so very jealous of your set of circle cutter-thingies! I only have one size and I *really* have a thing for sets...