I got another tasty dinner for my fellow gluttons today – a vegan Leek and Mushroom Pie for Two! This beauty comes via Veganism as a meat lover and it’s simple and delicious – perfect combo! Don’t ask me what pie crust recipe I used. It was a Frankenstein recipe made using a mash-up of a few different ones. I’m complex like that. Instead of making one pie, I made two individual pies in my little tart pans. I chopped my leeks and mushrooms a bit smaller than Molly to accommodate my little pans, and I added a little pincharoo of salt and black pepper to the veggies and the sauce. Also, if you don’t do soy, almond milk works like a charm. They were delicious and the recipe now lives in my “Favorite Recipes” binder! Thank you, Molly!
Today’s TV show is Downton Abbey! For some silly reason I refused to watch this show for the longest time. Then one day I was being a couch potato and trying to find something to watch, when I found a show that caught my attention on PBS. It was Downton Abbey! Now I’m hooked and can’t wait for the next season. All the characters are so fabulous – and there are lots of characters! My favorite character by far is Violet, played brilliantly by Maggie Smith. What a treat she is! She’s smart, funny, and very skeptical of new technology. Electricity? No thanks. Telephone? Horrid thing! She once told someone to “put that in your pipe and smoke it”, which gave me a uncontrollable fit of the giggles. There’s lots of drama, there are some very funny moments (most of them involving Maggie Smith’s character), and the scenery, costumes, and sets are beautiful.