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    Zeppo Guest

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    "It Wuznie Me" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > When we were poor and living in Blackburn, Lancs in the 50s, we used
    > to get potato pies as a cheap dinner. If I remember correctly, they
    > were mashed potato with flecks of meat in them in a pi shell. I loved
    > them.
    >
    > As I age, I reminisce about the things I miss about the foods I used
    > to get when we lived in Scotland. Jill makes me mince and tatties,
    > clapshot (a mixture of mashed potatoes and mashed rutabaga -
    > delicious, we buy frozen scottish pies from the local British store
    > and we love Idris ginger beer. Even here in Fort Worth, we can get a
    > really good battered cod dinner although the chips are nothing to
    > write home about.
    >
    > However, I would like to at least try a potato pie again, so does
    > anyone have a recipe.
    >
    > Also, when we would go back to York to visit my parents, we would get
    > delicious meat pies from a pie shop in downtown York. I have no idea
    > what the filling was.
    >
    > Does anyone have a recipe for potato pie and for any good British meat
    > pies (the kind that are supposed to be eaten hot).
    >
    > Do any other older former poor Brits have memories of favorite foods
    > from their past?
    >
    > My Scottish grandmother used to give my cousin and me pieces of good
    > Scottish bread (the kind that always seemed a little burnt on the
    > upper crust) with a layer of condensed mild covered with sugar. Oh it
    > was so good. She also used to make tablet for me but I have a recipe
    > for that now.
    >

    Try this recipe and see if it looks close....

    http://www.cookitsimply.com/recipe-0010-045o60.html

    As for the meat used in the pies, have you seen the new Johnny Depp movie
    that's out now? :-)

    Regards,
    Jon



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    It Wuznie Me Guest

    Default Re: Potato pies and other things I miss

    On Mar 6, 12:29*pm, "Zeppo" <zepp...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > "It Wuznie Me" <jillandgor...@sbcglobal.net> wrote in messagenews:[email protected]..
    >
    >
    >
    > > When we were poor and living in Blackburn, Lancs in the 50s, we used
    > > to get potato pies as a cheap dinner. *If I remember correctly, they
    > > were mashed potato with flecks of meat in them in a pi shell. *I loved
    > > them.

    >
    > > As I age, I reminisce about the things I miss about the foods I used
    > > to get when we lived in Scotland. *Jill makes me mince and tatties,
    > > clapshot (a mixture of mashed potatoes and mashed rutabaga -
    > > delicious, we buy frozen scottish pies from the local British store
    > > and we love Idris ginger beer. *Even here in Fort Worth, we can get a
    > > really good battered cod dinner although the chips are nothing to
    > > write home about.

    >
    > > However, I would like to at least try a potato pie again, so does
    > > anyone have a recipe.

    >
    > > Also, when we would go back to York to visit my parents, we would get
    > > delicious meat pies from a pie shop in downtown York. *I have no idea
    > > what the filling was.

    >
    > > Does anyone have a recipe for potato pie and for any good British meat
    > > pies (the kind that are supposed to be eaten hot).

    >
    > > Do any other older former poor Brits have memories of favorite foods
    > > from their past?

    >
    > > My Scottish grandmother used to give my cousin and me pieces of good
    > > Scottish bread (the kind that always seemed a little burnt on the
    > > upper crust) with a layer of condensed mild covered with sugar. *Oh it
    > > was so good. *She also used to make tablet for me but I have a recipe
    > > for that now.

    >
    > Try this recipe and see if it looks close....
    >
    > http://www.cookitsimply.com/recipe-0010-045o60.html
    >
    > As for the meat used in the pies, have you seen the new Johnny Depp movie
    > that's out now? *:-)
    >
    > Regards,
    > Jon- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    I was very young but I do remember the British barbers of the fifties
    as being less than gentle. HOwever, they dad nothing on the dentists
    back then.

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