Thursday, April 8, 2010
Hands down, my friend Noni makes the best tourtière. It is true. My family is always very excited at the prospect of having one of her delectable seasoned meat pies for a meal. I probably should have photographed the one that we had for dinner tonight, but seeing how did not make it, I don't think that it would be very kosher to post her beautiful (all-butter) pastry work. We enjoyed a few over the winter and savoured our last one tonight. I say "last" only because with the promise of sunny, warmer weather, tourtière will not be on my menu radar for a while. Six months from now however, we'll be chomping at the bit to get our hands on a few more. Tonight was a perfect tourtière night, it had been raining for 24 hours straight and the temperature barely got above 10 C. I seem to have come down with a massive head cold that even good (cold) drugs and make-up could not mask. Tah-da, I can still look like a hero and quasi domestic goddess by baking off one of Noni's best. In fact, we have a mutual friend for whom it just wouldn't be Christmas unless she ordered a few tourtières from Noni and a Bûche de Noël from me.