I’ve been waiting anxiously for the weather to turn to make this Sweet Sausage Kale Pie. Well that’s not exactly true. I’ve been waiting to make something like this Sweet Sausage Kale Pie. Because I made this pie up, on the fly. I looked in the fridge, saw what was handy and got baking.
That’s because I’ve been traveling. When I arrived home yesterday evening I was feeling really tired, but not quite the kind of tired that makes you want to roll right into bed. It was the kind of tired where I just wanted to linger over a plate of something warm and comforting. The kind of tired where you can’t really develop a plan. So I didn’t.
But I did snap a few pictures before digging in. I may have been tired, but I knew this pie had Sippity Sup potential. Because my Sweet Sausage Kale Pie turned out to be exactly what I was craving and I have a feeling there may be some evening in the near future where a casual Sweet Sausage Kale Pie with Apple and Raisin may be exactly what you’re craving too.
The only problem with my lazy pie is the fact that I didn’t plan on having this lazy feeling follow me into the next morning. But here I sit, tea in hand, trying to explain why this pie on the fly is worthy of your attention. There are “pie hole” jokes yet to mine… I suppose. But I am not feeling clever this morning. I can’t seem to muster the bluster to master even a few belly laughs.
However, I do feel obligated to make one point about this Sweet Sausage Kale Pie. It’s the most casual pie you can imagine. The pastry comes together effortlessly. It rolls out beautifully. There’s no crimping or fussy lattice-work involved. Because, like I said, I am feeling a bit pie passive. So I simply lined a gratin dish for the most unconstrained presentation possible. Not all pies are round you know. GREG