Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Spring Onion Pie, legacy and rainfall

- Making this yummy Spring Onion Pie after work on Monday.  That might have been a better weekend project, but I never got to it and so when my walk on Monday was rained out, my thoughts turned to dinner.  As so often happens, I was distracted and a little disorganized this day.  I didn't have any all-purpose flour and had to run out and get it, but finally got it in the oven.  Hmmm - as delicious as the pie tasted, the crust seemed a little chewy.  Forehead smacking moment - I forgot to put the milk in the batter!  Next time.  :)  Here's a link to the recipe if you'd like to try it.

- Using a cast iron skillet that belonged to my grandparents and then my parents and thinking about how many hands had made good things in it before.

- Sitting on the back porch after dark listening to light rainfall on the trees.


Elephant's Child said...

I love using cooking utensils which have been seasoned by family love. Dishes made in them taste soooo much better. And rainfall is good. We could do with some more here.
Lovely post as always. Thank you.

Farida said...

The dish looks delicious even without the milk... This is best eaten when it's still warm and in the midst of the whole family :)

LL Cool Joe said...

I'm so sick of the sound of rain, light or not! It's rained non stop for nearly a month here, and yet we also have a hose pie ban! Ha, that's the UK for you!

Happy Wednesday to you Lynn!

Louvregirl said...

Oh yeah. Does that look good, or what?! I think that we will try that recipe, Lynn. Good food photo there, Lynn. Makes you want to reach right through the screen. I will check the recipe, now.

Louvregirl said...

Your photo looks a lot more appetizing than the one for the recipe!

sage said...

The first thing I saw was the skillet (I have only one skillet that's past down, from my mother's mother, but I have four skillets in my kitchen (1 6 inch that came from my grandma, two eights and one twelve) I will now need to check out this recipe, it sounds interesting.

Betty Manousos said...

mmmm... that spring onion pie looks really yummy!
your picture is drool worthy.
definitely i'll have to try it out.

big hugs!

Lynn said...

The Elephant's Child =

Thank you and yes, I can remember my grandmother making eggs in this exact skillet. My dad liked to make cornbread in it. It's definitely seasoned with love.

Farida -

It was good - just a little chewy. I think the milk would have softened the batter up a bit.

Joe -

It does rain a lot there, but we need it over here. :)

lg -

Let me know if you make the pie. That would be perfect for your household - it's in the May edition of Southern Living.

I think I let it get a little over brown, but it was beautiful.

Thanks for the compliment on my photo!

Sage -

I have a larger one, a smaller one and a griddle - all originally my grandparents. My parents had their own large pan - probably 16 inch, but sister has it. Mom used to fry chicken in it. :)

Betty -

Let me know if you do - it was pretty good. Hugs to you.

Granny Annie said...

Lynn -- I agree with Louvregirl that your pie looks much better than the one on the recipe. It just might go at our house as well. I am curious about the milk and cheese because I wasn't sure a vegetarian would add those. It seems all of my favorite recipes start with cast iron cookware:)

Riot Kitty said...

I am such a dork. Out of the corner of my eye, I thought this said, "Spring Onion Pee." WHAT?! I thought. Lynn would never post that!

Obviously giving up caffeine has had some side effects.

Lynn said...

Granny Annie -

I'm not a true vegetarian since I eat meat. I just rarely cook it, so I end up eating it at other people's houses.

But I think they call that an ovo-lacto vegetarian if you eat eggs, cheese and milk. I'm pretty sure Riot Kitty eats that way.

Riot Kitty -

You are funny. Why did you give up caffeine?

Unknown said...

I know I have a tupperware bowl from a friend of mine who died recently and every time I use it, I think of her

Fireblossom said...

I did something like that not so long ago myself, forgot a key ingredient for goodness knows what weird reason. I thought, wow, this isn't very good! Then I realized, I had left out the butter!

happygirl said...

I love using a cast iron pan. This pie looks wonderful. My grandma used to call these "impossible" pies. :)

Snaggle Tooth said...

That looks good- even if you forgot the milk!
Wish I had my Mom's cast iron skillet. My brother n sister got all the good kitchen stuff. I have a little one that still needs to be sized before using.
We're getting that same rain system up here- really need the water to get over the drought. A ways to go before it's done I saw on the weather.

BlueShell said...

I think I would like that!
I'm going for the recipe!
And I love to listen to the rain on the trees too. Thank You

Lynn said...

Melanie -

My dad was devoted to housewares departments and so I have ended up with a number of good gadgets.

FB -

It's because we're busy, I think.

happygirl -

I guess "impossible" because the batter rises to the top?

Snaggle -

Seems as though it's raining up and down the east coast.

BlueShell -

Let me know if you make it!

Ileana said...

With this primary challenge diet I'm on (for 11 more days!) I've been more hungry and boy, does that dish look amazing!! I must try it!

Lynn said...

Scarlet -

I remember you were doing that - I admire you! Let me know when you try it.

Leonora said...

I love this post Lynn! Especially your thoughts about the skillet. Thanks for sharing the recipe- I'll definitely give this a try.

Lynn said...

Leonora -

I hope you like it - it's in the May 2012 Southern Living magazine.

As much as I cook - I didn't get the onion part right. I didn't realize the "root" meant the entire white onion part. They just want the green top in there. Oh well - it was still good. :)