Monday, April 16, 2012

A Very Good Friend and: Meat Pies

I'd like to introduce you to Tami McVey. Tami and I have quickly become the best of buds. She lives in Ontario, Canada, and she creates some of the best foods I have ever tasted.
She operates a blog called Food Forays. Her personal touch is based on ease in the kitchen, cost cutting, and step-by-step instructions with each recipe she provides. Tami is a go-getter and she shows her love for food, people, and making things simple for others in the blog writings that she assembles.
She even does a little teasing too. Go ahead and read what she wrote about me.....Too funny!!
And yes, I cannot make a pie crust to save my life. Tami knows this, and she offered a pastry-free recipe just to aid in my dilemma. Thank you Tami, the meat pies were wonderful and simple.

To view the original recipe, and I would rather have you go there, click here. Tami makes it very easy for a cook to have the recipe right in front of them at all times. I carried my lap top into the kitchen with me and worked with Tami step-by-step on this recipe.

Tami suggests using any kind of ground meat that you prefer. I used ground turkey sausage and was just under a pound in my measurements. So what I did was, I cut the spices and ingredients in half. That is why you would benefit better by using Tami's recipe.

The green stuff on the plate is zucchini ribbons with home-made cheese sauce. And don't ask me for the recipe for the cheese sauce because I was in a rush and didn't measure anything. I can tell you what I put in it though and estimate for you.
I started with the left-over half can of cream of chicken soup, added milk (maybe two cups), flour (1/4 c. or less), garlic powder (?), and pepper. I stirred until thickened. I then added two big handfuls of shredded Monterrey Jack/cheddar cheese, and shredded Parmesan (maybe a half cup) cheese. Stirred until melted.



  1. Well isn't that an interesting recipe? Sounds wonderful...I love that you don't have to precook the meat! Very nice post Ang...any friend of yours is a friend of mine. What a lovely post.

  2. Mmm, I don't know, I think the crust-less ones you made look very tasty!

  3. Wow Angie, I can't begin to thank you enough for the kind words! I knew you'd enjoy that recipe ;) LOL Now I'm going to have to see if I can find a similar sausage way up North here so I can try YOUR version!
    Thank you again... I SO appreciate the support! xoxo


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