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.

2 comments:

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!