Today was one of my more energetic days. The cupboard was bare, or almost bare, so we went to the supermarket this morning and stocked up on provisions. I have plans for some delicious meals in the coming week: cream of leek and mushroom soup; creamy spinach pasta alfredo with crispy pancetta, roast chicken with roasted vegetables, and tonight we had Natchitoches Meat pies, using a recipe from the American Test Kitchens cooking show on PBS.
The recipe called for a mixture of ground beef and ground pork, so we splurged a little and bought some lovely grass fed beef to go with the ground pork. Aside from the ecological considerations, the beef was worth the extra expense from a taste standpoint. The pies were really quite delicious, and were easy to make. The recipe made enough for tonight's supper and tomorrow's, too but that's a good thing, since I'm hoping to go to yoga tomorrow and supper will have to be on the fly.
If you'd like to try them yourself, the recipe is here:Natchitoches Meat Pies
Other than the fact that the meat pies have a half-moon shape this is totally unrelated, but as we pulled into the driveway at home after our grocery buying trip, the waxing gibbous moon was visible in the afternoon sky. I snapped a photo. It's not as clear as I'd like, but it does show the beautiful clear blue winter sky with the pale moon hanging there ever so gently. From what I've read, the moon is always there in the daytime but we
can't always see it. That's OK with me because it makes the times that
we can see it that much more special.