7.6.10

Flat Pie

I ate the largest meal tonight that I have had in a long time.  It wasn't large in quantity, but large in calories!

I made pâté a few days ago and finally gathered my courage to test it tonight.  I will be blogging about that in about a week or so.  What a heavenly meal though!  My homemade pâté and fresh mesculun greens from my very own garden.  And that paired with my own lavash.  I savoured every bite.

My good neighbour Verdella called just as I finished eating.  I wanted to give her some of my pâté so I ran across the back lane with my little package of two different kinds.  She had just made flat pie.  I don't know if it is her own invention or if it is common out here among the farm and ranch families.  It is a pie made flat in a jelly roll pan or baking sheet with sides.  It is easy to pack out to the guys when they are working on the land.

She makes the best pastry I have ever tasted.  I'll be hitting her up for her recipe and tips on pastry.  I'm sure it is made with lard.

I just have to tell you that ever since I have been painting bedrooms, shovelling red shale, shovelling top soil and cutting flower beds, I have lost 10 pounds!  I have been so busy with working on the house that I haven't been cooking so much but what I have made has been very satisfying.  But tonight was over the top!  Such a treat.

16 comments:

  1. I have never heard of flat pie... great idea... like a homemade poptart ( lord help me I loved those as a kid... especially raspberry!) Can't wait for the recipes, Sarah... especially the recipe for losing the 10 pounds!!!

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  2. I love the idea of flat pie! Make sure you share that recipe if you finagle it out of your friend!

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  3. Deana> I have learned to make friends with hunger! Only way to lose weight in my experience!

    Mags> that pastry was sooooo good. I have to get her recipe. Perhaps I can watch (with my camera) the next time she makes it.

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  4. What a clever adaptation. Totally makes sense. A regular old pie is so impractical for travel - especially mine which tend to be deep dish!

    I am looking forward to hearing more about the pate and the lavash.

    Also, congrats on the 10 pounds. :)

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  5. Congratulations on the weight loss. Good for you! I bet you feel like a million bucks. Can't wait to see your pate' recipes. Nothing like the homemade variety! As for the flat pie ...oh man, that looks amazing.

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  6. Glad to see someone else likes pate! I've got some chicken livers waiting on me in the freezer..

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  7. My grandma used to make a flat pie in a Texas Sheet Cake pan or jelly roll pan. She would make it half apple and half blueberry! We would bring it up to the cottage with us for long holiday weekends. I saw a new recipe for one on Martha and Me blog.

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  8. I want your pie with some icecream! :)

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  9. B> it is clever, isn't it.

    June> I am walking on air!

    buffalo> I still might try a chicken liver pate.

    Lyndsey> well, maybe it is a ranch style adaptation of pie. There is a lot of ranching out here, too. It would be fabulous for the cottage. I think I'll be keeping this idea in mind for lots of opportunities.

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  10. I love the idea of a flat pie, especially if I could eat it on such pretty dishes!

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  11. Sook> my neighbour offered me ice cream, too! I declined!

    Pam> I was looking at that pretty little dish!

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  12. flat pie....what a great idea! thanks so much for sharing!

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  13. Dennis> yes, it is "duh, why didn't I think of that" kind of thing.

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  14. Recipes to look forward to. Pleased you are treatinng yourself amoungst all the hard work outside. Please remember your sunblock,

    Mickle down in NZ

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  15. Mickle> I totally forgot about the sunblock until my skin turned to a dark tan! I must buy some. The work is not finished.

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  16. Sarah, would also love to see the recipe posted for flat pie! This would be so nice for a crowd of people over regular pies.

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