Life of Pie

Feeling at a loss. The wonderful Victorian Farm (BBC2) finished on Thursday. I started watching it purely to get some background on family history (some of Husband’s family came from shropshire) but ended up really enjoying it. Haven’t had the urge to cook anything else from the programme  since the Fidget Pie although I was vaguely toying with the idea of brewing beer !

When I was searching for a similar recipe to Fidget Pie to get oven temp and timings (not owning a range as they do on Victorian Farm) I come across another pie (not surprising when you are searching through a book called Pie: Angela Boggiano) which made Husband say “wow, that sounds good”. So I made it last night as a “we don’t celebrate valentine’s day, but” meal. (Cheshire Cheese and Onion Pie)

No, we don’t celebrate Valentine’s day here. Husband claims he doesn’t do it because it’s just a feast for card makers and he doesn’t need 1 day in the year to show he loves me. Personally I think it’s more to do with his fear of being told off if he forgets it ! Me, I am relieved not to have to be creative anymore. I used to make an effort to come up with something different and unusual but by and large was disappointed by other’s lack of originality – although the year I was treated to “Egg and Chips and Champagne” was quite fun !

nice as pie
nice as pie

Anyway I came home last night to discover 2 bunches of flowers “because a house needs flowers” and thought I should do something a little different for tea – unfortunately this pie does take over an hour in the oven plus about 30 minutes to make the pastry and prep the filling, so it was gone 9pm by the time it hit the table – or our knees as by that time we were watching Almost Human (BBC2).

Anyway I am pleased to say that the pie was a success. Husband is in love with the pastry which is a cheese shortcrust and…wait for it, WANT’S TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE PASTRY !!!

This morning I am enjoying a gentle morning of CBeebies with my “young man” who does I am pleased to say celebrate Valentine’s Day, so much so that he has given me 2 Card’s. One which he made and coloured in himself, the other he bought but included 2 packets of seeds – coriander and rocket, something I haven’t seen before “Suttons Groweasy Seed Mats”.

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