Monday, February 18, 2013

Downton and I cook!

this was on pinterest, which may or may not be the downfall of all that is good and right



Is it really over already? (I know--that's what she said.)

In Scotland, there is a lot of talk about "rods," which sets up this season finale as one big booty call.
It appears that the sap's risin', and nearly everyone's affected.

At Downton, there is talk about "a fair," which I believe is being used as a homophone. A new hire is flirting with Tom. (That's former chauffer Tom, not angry gay Thomas.  Angry gay Thomas and the twerp are becoming friends. Go figure!  There's so much love in Downton, the place isn't big enough for it all!)  The doc flirts with Matthew's mom.  AND a Spice Man (not to be confused with the Spice Girls) is flirting with Mrs. Padmore. Alfred has fallen in love with cooking! It's a real flirt-fest there at the Abbey.

Meanwhile, the Crawley's are in Scotland, returning Rose to her rightful owners.  There are some lovey-dovey things going on there, too... like Fugly and her editor.  I'm not sure, but I think she has agreed to have her own "a fair!" 

Lady Rose takes a cigarette break.  You know what they say, "she smokes; she pokes!"  And she's coming to Downton to live.  I predict that she and the Dowager will be making some booty calls, with Dowager as the wingman.

Carson takes care of Baby Sybil.  No booty-call for him, unless it's changing the diaper on the baby's booty.  Even though you know deep inside he's one big hunka burnin' love. Some day, Mrs. Hughes will figure it out. 

Matthew got his last and final booty call, and managed to secure an heir before he went for the joyride to end all joyrides.  Matthew, we hardly knew ye.

That's all for this season...I will have to find something else to write about for a few months.  Maybe more crafts!  Or tablescapes! Or....well, maybe not.


In today's Downton related activity, I have made a pie.
Not just ANY pie, mind you, but a meat pie.  (And those of you who have your mind in the gutter, keep it to yourself, please.  I am trying to be ladylike here.)
So what, may you ask, does this have to do with Downton?
I will answer that question with just two words: Grandma Flossie.
Grandma Flossie was my mother's mother, and she was from Scotland, which is where the Crawleys visited.  She came over to Canada as a war bride--WWI, the war to end all wars, or so they thought.  Those darn Germans, though...

Anywhoo, Grandma Flossie lived in Canada (where my friend Dharma now lives!  She knows my Grandma's street!) and when we visited (sometimes for weeks) in the summer, we always took a little side trip to what is probably my very favorite town in North America, Niagara-on-the-Lake.  While my mom and I liked to look at the homes and gardens, my grandmother was driven in her pursuit of meat pies.
My meat pie isn't like those meat pies.
But it does include meat and piecrusts, so...


Ground beef, onion, mushrooms, frozen mixed veggies

yes, I buy pie crusts!

I make it look pretty

put the top crust over the meat and bottom crust, pinch the edges, and poke some holes...

...et, voila!  A meat pie that looks NOTHING like the ones from the Niagara Home Bakery.


13 comments:

  1. Who's Viola lol???
    I think it looks delish!
    XXX

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  2. My daughter fell in love with meat pies in Scotland years ago. I'd love to have a good Scottish meat pie recipe (except no weird parts, like sheep stomach).

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  3. Poor Edith. What are the odds that her new love interest is legally married to a crazy lady? Love Carson! He is the real patriarch of Downton. I saw an early review so I knew Matthew was on the way out...but, not to worry.. I hear he pops up across the Atlantic to... Hollywood!

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  4. They're dying like flies over there yet the Dowager lives on...who says sharp tongued people always get their comeuppance? Maybe they should rename the place Downton Death Abbey. Nice pie.

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  5. It appears that no baby residing in the Abbey can have 2 living parents. Worst ending EVER

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  6. LOVE, ADORE...Niagara-on-the-Lake!

    The beginnings of the meat pie can be traced back to the Neolithic Period, around 9500 BC. Who knew? I often wonder if the four and twenty blackbirds were in a pie like this?

    Your pie pictures are so much nicer than the ones I looked at on the Wiki site. They actually look like they are from the Neolithic Period.

    We do Shepherd's Pie here a lot! Yours looks yuummy! Same as a pot pie??? Hmm.

    No words regarding Downton. None.

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  7. My question is: Is Matthew really dead? Perhaps he's just in a coma and will miraculously come alive again next season. Much like he jumped out of that wheelchair and overcame his spinal cord injury. I guess it's all in the contract negotiations ...

    :) Linda

    Oh, and your meat pie looks delish. And, yes, that sounds dirty!

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    1. Linda,

      He is :( I googled it. Apparently he wanted to get out of the show. I was kind of over him anyway....but I do feel for Lady Mary.

      :) me

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  8. I love a good meat pie... ;-).
    I'm crushed over the way this season ended... did they really have to kill off TWO characters?? I predict Mary takes over and begins to run Downton. You heard it here first.
    xo Heidi

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  9. This looks pretty good to me. I love that you used a premade pie crust. But.....what happened to that craft you were going to make last weekend??? Don't make me get out my popsicle sticks.

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  10. Mr. Wonderful spoiled the ending for me. He told me the actor that played Matthew wasn't returning to the show next year....something about reading 400 books to pick a winner for some writing contest. Yeah, he would know about something like that. The whole 2 hours I kept thinking...is this where he dies? Ugh!
    Well, at least I can say Mr. Wonderful is my "Mrs. Padmore"...he does all the cooking!

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  11. Remember - I haven't watched so I skip to the pie part. This looks pretty tasty to me. Especially the crust. I'm a crust girl.

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  12. Your meat pie looks like a giant pastie (short "a" sound) to me - don't make the same mistake we did when visiting Michigan for the first time and ordered a pasty (long "a") not realizing our mispronouncement. The waitress corrected us with, "Strippers wear pastys would you like a pastie?"

    Cheers!

    ps lucked onto you via a comment you've left somewhere...

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Your comment makes me feel twenty years younger and thirty pounds lighter!