Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Last Cookbook Club of 2019 -- PIES!

Michelle and Belynda were our hostesses
(although Belynda (as fitting for an October meeting) was our "Ghost Hostess)
and the them was

The "Ghost Hostess" left a message for us

And a table well set

With name cards no less!
It was, after all, just a week before Halloween!

We were greeted with the sweet pies

Pies you ask, how can that be a theme?
Won't it all be chicken pot pie and apple pie?

No, we rose to the occasion . . . 

Our savory pies . . . 

Liz's quiche.   
One of the best I've had
Simple -- cheese, cream and milk, bacon
But oh, my was it good!

Donna's rustic Italian pie
Full of cheese and prosciutto

Angela's pear and feta pie
A galette -- it was full of wonderful fall flavor

Belynda's Chicken Pie
A Bobby Flay recipe, made by her Mom -- it was the prettiest pie there!

My Tourtoire -- a French Canadian pork pie usually served at Christmas
It's just pork and onion in a crust
I will make it again!

 Our plate of pie -- the savories
Michelle came through with a salad to go with
"We needed a salad she said" and it was delicious -- full of fall flavors
Notice that basically, there is a whole pie on that plate!

And then on to the sweet pies!

Michelle's lemon hand pies
Full of homemade lemon curd (which she'd never made before)
Oh, my were they good!

Michelle also made an apple pie -- "just because"

Michelle's pumpkin pecan pie -- for those at Thanksgiving who can't decide
between the two -- it's all in one!    It was delicious!

Donna made a Chess pie which she's never done before
Chess pies are always so good!

Sara made an apple butter pie -- very seasonal and very good

 Barbara made a honeyed pear pie that was as good to eat as it was to look at!
Full of fall pears and honey with pommegranetes sprinkled on top!

Marie Antoinette may have said "let them eat cake"
but last night at the cookbook club -- we ate pie!


Thickethouse.wordpress said...

Oh, my! What a brilliant and delicious idea....I must confess, I really would have liked best of all to have sampled the savories. Now I'm hungry, but it's late at night and I won't eat until tomorrow! Your cookbook club is just the best!

Unknown said...

I would love to start a cookbook club here in Texas where I live. Could you possibly write me an email and tell me how you got it started. How it works? How many members you have? I love cookbooks and have so many. My email is Thanks Annie Scott