Tuesday, June 10, 2008

A Friday Pasty Feast

Well, with our local Relay For Life closing in quickly (a week from Saturday), the extended Viking crew have mobilized for a final push of fund raising. While my siblings-in-law rack up $1,000+ plus in donations EACH, here DaHubby and I sit. LOL

DaHubby follows the silent-but-understood, bring-no-fundraisers-to-work pledge by his fellow engineers. And, being a stay-at-home mom, the only large groups I come in contact with are at church (where most of my in-laws already go to church) and the MOMS Club (which is already involved in fund raising elsewhere in the community).

The third option is here - at my bloggy home. According to Site Meter, I get about 30-50 hits a day on non-carnival days (like Works For Me Wednesday, Wordless Wednesday and Thursday Thanks Tank). So, you 30-50 of my loyal readers and those of you who stumble onto this blog by Google-chance are my only chance to reach my goal of $200! LOL

That being said, in previous years, the Viking in-laws have held a very large bake sale at our church just prior to Relay. But, this year at the request of Peggy, my sister-in-law who is about 4 weeks post stem cell transplant to battle a rare leukemia, we're having a "pasty party"! LOL

For those of you unfamiliar with this Yooper tradition, you will have to look here, here, or here for an explanation of the background of these cool little meat pies that I learned to cook almost immediately after marrying DaHubby.

My MIL, two sisters-in-law, and I (along with what will probably turn out to be several nieces and several little ones under 5) will be making large quantities of pasties on Friday under Peggy's eagle-eye supervision as well as her recipe to be sold at church this Sunday! LOL

So, loyal readers, you have a choice: either make an advanced order of several pasties or click on my Relay For Life button to donate! *wink*

And, all day Friday, pray for me that in the clouds of potatoes, onions, meat, and flour that I don't get stuffed into one of these little pies as well! LOL

"It is said that the Devil never crossed the Tamar into Cornwall on

account of the well-known habit of Cornish women of putting everything

into a pasty, and that he was not sufficiently courageous to risk such a fate!

-Cornish Recipes Ancient and Modern 23rd edition with supplement by the Cornwall Federation of Women's Institutes

(early legend about the pasty, Cornish women tended to throw in any left-overs they had into it)

1 comment:

Donna @ Thirsty? said...

Here you go, popped in a little bit to get you to the 150 mark. Come on fellow bloggers, show 'em what we can do!