A meat pie a month in 2011

Last November, my 8 year old daughter and I got to spend almost three weeks in New Zealand. In that time, I fell in love with meat pies. I’m not sure why, but the idea of having a pie for a meal, rather than just a dessert, captured my imagination!

So this month I’m starting a commitment to making a meat pie a month this year.

My daughter loved the bacon and egg pie we had in New Zealand, so that’s where I began.

My recipe came from my friend Kerri Tilby, our host in New Zealand. When I asked her for a recipe, this was her reply:

Bacon and Egg Pie is easy-peasy. Flaky puff pastry on bottom, break open half a dozen eggs, as many rashers of bacon as you like, chop up an onion, couple tablespoons of tomato sauce (ketchup), pastry on top and cook. I’ll find a proper recipe, but I’ve never used one! In NZ it’s one of those things you just watch your Mum make and then copy with your own children.

I found out that a “rasher” was “piece” of bacon. 🙂

Delicious and easy. This is going to be a fun experiment this year!

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Marc A. Pitman

Marc A. Pitman helps leaders lead their teams with more effectiveness and less stress. The author of "Ask Without Fear!®," he is the founder of The Concord Leadership Group and FundraisingCoach.com. He's also the executive director of TheNonprofitAcademy.com and an Advisory Panel member of Rogare, a prestigious international fundraising think tank. He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family! You can connect with him on Google+, on Twitter @marcapitman, and like "Ask Without Fear!" on Facebook. To get his free ebook on 21 ways to get board members engaged with fundraising, go to http://thenonprofitacademy.com/21waysebook

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