Behold these beauties with their golden brown crust and savory middles. Flaky pie crust surrounds a stuffing of chicken, butternut squash, baby spinach and Swiss cheese. My version of chicken pot pie. A modern reinvention.
Even though a giant tree crushed my Mom’s garden in an unnaturally wild thunderstorm a few weeks ago there were some survivors. Luckily the San Marzano plum tomato plants were left standing, the object of my current obsession.
The mere mention of zucchini used to strike fear in my heart and cause me to frantically search for an escape route. That’s all changed now. One of the most hated vegetables ever is one of the most cooked in my kitchen. My refrigerator is never without them.
A savory ricotta “pie” with eggs, sour cream and parmesan cheese topped with roasted Roma tomatoes. Calling this a pie is kind of deceptive. It’s more casserole than pie. There’s no crust. And it’s not sweet – the first thing I think when I hear the word pie.