Pork pies - keep them in the car!
Is it just me or is this strange?
I went to a little get together over Christmas at breakfast time - that's right pretty much 24 hour eating going on - but I was shocked to be offered a pork pie for breakfast!
Apparently the pork pie was a traditional breakfast in the Midlands many years ago but I simply had never heard of it blatantly being flaunted first thing in the morning.
Despite being from Lancashire where pie eating is pretty much accepted as de rigueur any time of day I could not bring myself to guzzle a pork pie in public and I don't remember seeing anyone else eat one at the event either.
OK I've seen my husband down one on the way home from the supermarket - but not in the early years when we were still in the honeymoon phase but it's simply not romantic somehow - oh no it's not socially acceptable - they have to be eaten in secret don't they?
I googled up a bit of research which told me we spend a whopping billion pounds a year on pies in the UK but you never see them eaten.
The only signs of most pie habits are crumbs on the dashboard, maybe a bit of jelly on the steering wheel or some furtive wrappers well hidden under the car seat.
Am I the only one that thinks it the way it is and the way it should stay?
Pork and chicken hand raised pie