This ham and cheese pie are made with ham and brie, making them the perfect savory hand pie for a meal or just a fun snack!
?Let?s do a guys night out!? I said to my friend Peter and Hadley one weekend while we were up in Sonoma. For most people, a phrase like that would invoke scenes of drunken revelry, picking up women and hijinks that are not suitable for a blog of this nature. But I meant an evening of shopping, a movie of Hadley?s choice (which ended up being Magic Mike XXL) and dinner out. In other words, a pretty gay guys night out, significantly less scandalous than what the phrase implies. Very little hijinks ensued but we did find ourselves at a restaurant where we shared ham and brie pop tarts appetizers. This, in and of itself, was exciting enough for me to go home and immediately make a version for myself and AJ. I mean come one. Ham and brie pop tarts folks! It?s like a ham and cheese pie that you can eat all by yourself. Genius. (Jump directly to the recipe.)
The night started with Peter bailing on us. ?I?ve caught a cold guys?? was the text which meant it was just Hadley and me for the evening. Hadley, as you might remember, is part of an ongoing lunch that I have along with my friend Tina (who I made strawberry plum jam with) where talk shop about writing. He suggested we meet up to see the movie first. I was hesitant to actually watch Magic Mike XXL, even though Hadley really wanted to see it. Mostly because I had never seen the original but clearly this was the sort of movie that didn?t really need previous knowledge of the first movie (I Wikipedia-ed the plot anyway). Plotline and character development is thin. Clearly I expected too much.