Monday, August 18, 2008

Behold, the Pie-Cozy

I announced on Twitter last week that my mom was making a pie-cozy tote to give as a prize at the Portland Pie-Off. The overall reaction was, "what is a pie-cozy?" This surprised me as my mom has been carrying pies to potlucks, picnics, and family dinners in pie-cozies for as long as I can remember. I thought every home had one, but a Google search only turned up one other pie-cozy and it is butt-ugly. My grandmother made our pie-cozies and I guess took the pattern with her to her grave. My mom is an amazing seamstress and was able to re-create the wonderfulness that is a pie-cozy. And if you are lucky, you can win this very pie-cozy at the Pie-Off:

A fairly simple item. The pie-cozy looks like this.

It opens up at the top like so.

Then insert your pie (works well for casseroles, too).

Pull the drawstring closed and carry with the handles.


Lelo said...

I love the pie cozy! And that's a pretty good lookin' pie, too. MmmmPie!

Kathleen McDade said...

I will have to ask my grandmother-in-law about this -- she's a seamstress who specializes in this sort of thing. Cute!