Monday, January 31, 2011
an appetite for pastry encrusted meat items
So. It's winter and the birthdays have passed. It must be time to break out the meat pies.
Ok, so maybe it's not a yearly tradition yet, but I'm deciding that it should be. I've made the steak pie from Apples for Jam twice now. I love that pie and plan to make it again this winter. But I've also really been admiring and wanting to try Granny Lawson's Lunch Dish for several years now. It's from Nigella Bites. Recently, I saw the recipe again whilst flipping through the book and decided this must be the year to try it, so finally made it this weekend. I thought it was delicious--a little different, with the hard boiled egg and sliced olives in there, but delicious.
I served it with a crisp green salad and some fruit.
I'm not ashamed to say (ok, maybe just a little embarrassed), that the very next night we had these little pigs in blankets (also from Nigella Bites). See? It must be a meat-in-pastry theme (actually, these also fit my snacks for dinner theme, another favorite). This was pretty random in its planning. I found a little package of mini-hot dogs at Trader Joe's and remembered this recipe from the book and just wanted to make them. They were delicious dipped in mustard.
Any other meat pie fans out there? I think we are a dying breed.
(More meat pies here).