Post Labor Day Fun!

I hope you all enjoyed your long weekend even though I'm sure for most of you it wasn't long enough! Did you go on picnics with your friends and families, travel, or go on a short staycation?

This year for the Labor Day holiday we picnicked however we didn't have a traditional picnic with hotdogs, hamburgers and baked beans. We decided to do something a little different for summer's last hoorah. We made Mountain Pies! I'm sure some of you are wondering "What in the world is a Mountain Pie?" but if you've ever camped out or been to summer camp or are just sort of a country girl like me you probably know that they can be made of just about anything! What's cool about making a Mountian Pie is that it is sooo simple and the cook time is a couple of minutes at most. We used special Mountain Pie makers like the one pictured below.




You can do dessert pies, sandwich pies or whatever! We made mountain pie pizza using bread, butter, pizza sauce, shredded mozzarella, and pepperoni. I've posted the recipe for you. Don't worry if you don't have a mountain pie maker you can still make the pizzas on your griddle. It's quick and easy and kids love it...my little brother ate 5 last night. So get your campfire lit and give this recipe a try!

Mountain Pie Pizza
Ingredients:
** 3/4 tablespoon of butter
** 2 slices of square white bread (rectangular bread such as Italian won't fit in the mountain pie maker but you can use it if you are making this on a griddle)
** About 2 tablespoons pizza sauce (more or less to taste)
** 2 tablespoons shredded mozzarella cheese (more or less to taste)
** 3 slices of pizza pepperoni

Directions:
- Butter two slices of bread on one side only.
- Place slice of bread BUTTER SIDE DOWN and put pizza sauce on the other side.
- Then add the shredded cheese and pepperoni slices.
- Cover with the other slice of bread, BUTTER SIDE UP!
- Place sandwich in the mountain pie maker, close and place it on the hot coals of the fire for about 1 minute on each side. Time may vary depending on how dark or light you like your sandwiches. If you're using a griddle, set it to 350 degrees. Cook 5 minutes on each side. Once again, adjust time depending on how dark or light you like your sandwich.

Makes one sandwich.

CAUTION: The Mountain Pie Makers and finished pies are EXTREMELY HOT! Handle with care and PLEASE don't let your children do this without adult supervision since there is fire involved!

Here's a cool website that features a "fancy" pizza recipe and some dessert recipes if you would like to change it up!

http://www.pieiron.com/recipes.htm

Comments

  1. Sounds oh-so-yummy! Happy birthday, or is it happy birthday-to-be?! :)

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  2. I'm glad you had a fun time! :D Mountain pies sound like they make really fun meals!

    Because we just started the school year and because we get a study day later in the semester, I didn't get labor day off. So yesterday consisted of classes, working out at the gym, and a dorm meeting, for the most part. Plus taking that picture for Casey's contest! ;)

    ~Amber

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  3. Ack no Amber! That totally stinks that you didn't get yesterday off! :-(

    Suko! Hi! No it's not my birthday till the 21st but thank you for the early birthday wishes! :-)

    XOXO~ Renee

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  4. Wow! Guess what I'm wanting to make now!! :) I love any form of pizza. I'd never heard of mountain pies, but I'm sure we'll be trying some of those out soon.

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  5. They're yummy, I hope you enjoy! :-)

    XOXO~ Renee

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  6. Wow! Okay, so I'm really glad I popped in...this sounds so good! LOL! You started talking about a "Mountain Pie maker" and I was like what the heck!? Even though I definitely don't have one of those...this sounds very tasty so thanks for mentioning it!

    HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY!!!! I will definitely be back before then and around then and probably on the day to wish you a happy birthday too, but ummmm I like wishing people happy birthday *grin*

    I CANNOT WAIT until Friday!!!! I get to go home Friday afternoon until Monday morning, thank God! Soooooo ready to go home : D

    Just thought you wanted to know that!
    Talk to you soon,
    Hannah

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  7. Hey Hannah! Thanks for the birthday wishes! I look forward to you stopping back for the party, it's going to be a good one...another special guest just rsvp'd today last minute so be sure and look for her!

    I'm so glad you'll have an extra long weekend! Enjoy it!

    XOXO~ Renee

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  8. You know. I thought I was going to like because I liked the look of your blog. Then I enjoyed a couple of reviews so I followed you. But now that I know we both spent labor day making mountain pies the same way - I believe I'll have to visit often!

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  9. Hahaha Gina! I'm so glad there's someone out there who knows what I'm talking about when I say Mountain Pies! Yay! This past weekend we made apple filled mtn pies and cherry filled mtn pies....yummmmmmm!

    Thank you for stopping by and becoming a follower!!!! :-)

    XOXO~ Renee

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