Perfect Food For A Hot Day
Me in New Jersey, Sister T. in The Nati, and Youngest Younger Sister back home in Alaska.
My email thread with Youngest Younger sister took a turn towards food (it will often do that) and she was describing what she had brought for lunch.
She brought a pasty. She explained how to pronounce that word and what a pasty was.
I wrote her back informing her that, dude, I lived in Michigan for six years, state law requires that you know what a pasty is!
But then I put two and two together and it all came together this weekend.
I had two tubes of those Pillsbury Grands in the fridge that I didn't know what to do with. Normally I don't buy them because well, they're expensive and if I want biscuits I can make my own.
But I got both tubes (16 biscuits) for $1.00 and at the time I had a craving for Monkey Bread.
That was until Youngest Younger Sister and I started talking about pasties.
I diced up some baby carrots and boiled them til they were cooked, nuked eight baby potatoes til they were cooked, pan fried some stew meat I had diced into super mini chunks (for Moochie mouths), and added a cup of brown gravy to the meat.
I then rolled out each biscuit til it was thin and flat.
Yeah, you're not supposed to do that to biscuits because it will make them tougher and less rise-y.
But that's OK. That's what I wanted.
I then put the meat, carrot and potato mixture on one flattened biscuit, popped another one on top, sealed the edges, slit the top and brushed them with melted butter.
I baked them at 350 degrees for 17 minutes.
Oh wow. Amazing. I thought for sure they'd explode and leak in the oven.
They were perfect portable pasties.
My only complaint is that they're not really good hot-weather (which is what we're having) food. Too much baking and heavy food involved.
But that's OK. Moochie liked 'em anyway.