The witches are gone and the pilgrims have arrived, along with the turkeys. Look out for the dinosaur turkey! Can you image the pilgrims reaction if they saw a turkey that big. I think we would be eating something else on Thanksgiving. Or maybe the turkeys would be eating us.
The mantel is re-tooled for Thanksgiving. We are eating at my daughter's this year so I am not doing much decorating.
After having bought and then thrown out some absolutely awful meat pies recently, I decided to try making them myself. Since recipes have first been recorded, the pie has held an honored place in the history of cooking. In the earliest recipes it is clear that the pastry was never eaten but used merely as a container to be thrown away.
With recipes taken to America and Australia by the first English settlers, the pies popularity spread to other parts of the world.
These pictures show the making of Cornish Pasties. Originating in the county of Cornwall in southwest England, this traditional workmans midday meal used to be marked with his initials much the same as bierrocks.
They are formed in a way that holds the heat so that when cooked in the morning they would still be warm for lunch.
Tomorrow I will show you today's pies because they are still in the oven.