What Goes In A Farmer's Pie
Tonight, in celebration of the fact that we were home for supper, or perhaps in commiseration of the fact that we weren't still in Pensacola to have supper with 2LT Son1, my wife baked a Farmer's Pie. I don't know if any of y'all have heard of Farmer's Pie before. It is something that K learned from her mother. I'm not sure where her mother learned it but I'll tell you the story my MIL told me.
K's great uncle was a doctor and a missionary. He traveled the world, offering his medical services to the poor and downtrodden along with his witness about Christianity. When he would come home to visit he would sometimes bring back recipes for the dishes he'd tried and enjoyed while abroad.
According to my MIL, one time Great Uncle C brought home a recipe for this Farmer's Pie he'd gotten while working the in the wilds of the Amazon.
"Of course," Uncle C allegedly told the family, "you should replace the main ingredient with beef, pork, or chicken."
When pressed about what the main ingredient was that they should replace, Uncle C is supposed to have replied, "Isn't it obvious? You bake apples into apple pie, don't you?"
Now, I'm not saying I believe this story, but my MIL insisted it was true. I never met Great Uncle C, but from what I've heard of him from other of the older family members, it sounds like just the kind of story he would tell.
Image Credit » https://pixabay.com/en/calf-lowland-ko-milk-barn-farmer-703636/ by Knarrhultpia