Temptation…

It was a bit chilly yesterday morning when I had to nip down to the library at Montrose – the one that sits at the bottom of the Dandenongs.  Chilly wasn’t the word for it – the wind blowing along Mt Dandenong Road was freezing.
Two weeks into Summer – two weeks before Christmas – and I’m wearing jeans and a windcheater. Which is why we don’t ’put away and store’ our clothes by the season here in Melbourne😊

I’d finished doing the other bits and pieces on my list (a list is definitely needed in the cold, the wind gives me brain freeze – well that’s my excuse) and making my way back to the car I had to walk past the bakery and what do I see but one of the girls filling the pie warmer.

Now meat pies are not normally found on our diet – they are what we call footy food.  Small not family sized, fits in the palm of your hand, eaten while still in a paper bag, – comfort food best eaten when the weather is cold and you’re at the footy oval.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meat_pie_(Australia_and_New_Zealand)

The ones I could see were not commercial factory made pies – oh no, these were freshly baked there on the premises, just out of the oven and looking so good.  So, as it was nearly 12 noon in I went and bought one.

‘Home is just a couple of kilometers away, if I don’t get caught at the lights it’ll still be nice and hot when I get back so I can have it for lunch’.

That’s what was being said in my head as I paid for it.

Reality set in when I got to the car, I was cold, I was hungry, I just couldn’t help myself – this hot pie didn’t stand a chance.  I sat there watching the traffic go by as I took a couple of snaps of the dark clouds over the hills……then ate it, savouring every morsel.  Delicious!!

Temptation is a desire to engage in short-term urges for enjoyment that threatens long-term goalssource

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34 thoughts on “Temptation…

    1. No, for once no Andrew. Luckily I had a little pack of tissues in the glove box. Those handbag sized packs – that are not much smaller than a paper napkin! One on my lap – one tucked into the neckline covering the front – and I was good to go 😊

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  1. Nothing nicer than a hot house baked pie on a cold Melbourne day. You were very game eating it in the car. I would have worn some of it. I wear food even at the table with a knife and fork. I am special that way.

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    1. lol Caroline – see my reply to Andrew. I made sure I had tissues in the car before I took a bite- I’m definitely a grub at times – out and about as well as at the table. Not sure how it happened but It all made its way into my mouth.

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  2. There is nothing quite like a good, hot meat pie!!! (I’ve got a couple of sausage rolls heating up in the oven as I type…no pie today…but the sausage rolls!)

    Enjoy your weekend, Cathy. 🙂

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    1. I will admit to enjoying a hot meat pie…now and again Lee. For some reason I don’t buy them for home consumption so it’s always a spur of the moment decision when we’re out and about.

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  3. A fresh from the oven hot pie. Yummy. Unfortunately I cannot eat pastry anymore so that’s the only reason I wouldn’t eat it
    But I’d consider maybe eating it and having medication lol

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  4. Oh damn that pie looks good. I can almost smell it. Strangely Tigger and I have just prepared a post on pies, that kind of pie, a good meaty downunder pie, and made some Greek pie comparisons. It was due today but just awaited some more photos of pies we pass on the way to work.
    As for cold in Melbourne – one of the most miserably cold weeks I have every experienced was Melbourne Cup week which I went to totally unprepared for Victorian November weather.

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    1. That pie tasted good – crisp flaky pastry on the top, slightly firmer bottom so the filling didn’t fall out. Delish!!

      November can be more changeable than October or December- some Cup Days have been glorious others have been shockers…..you obviously struck one of the latter.

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  5. Meat pies sounds like just abour the perfect treat (temptation) on a cold, windy day. I’d have eaten one too. Hope the Glofer does not read ypour blog, else you need to silence him with the promise of a steaming hot meat pie 😉
    Thanks for the link, new food made known – and now I want to try them out, as it’s cold and windy here as well.

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  6. Well it might be cold and freezing in Melbourne, but in Auckland it’s raining “cats and dogs” apparently it’s from a tropical cyclone from the Pacific! And it doesn’t look good for tomorrows’ garden party but there is a hall if the rain still about…hoping when I set off to walk there, it’s not raining – about 10mins walk, less if I have to hurry…

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  7. I don’t blame you for scoffing that pie. Last week was perfect pie weather. I was up your way, at Mt Evelyn having lunch with my cousin and it was freezing. Stupidly today, just a few days later we have 35 degrees here

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    1. Had to look Harry and Hannah up – NSW ‘celebrities’ by the sound of it. Four’n’Twenty are the go here. Curry pies sound interesting….covers up a range of ‘mistakes’😊

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  8. How absolutely wonderful to read this! I cannot eat a pie with any delicacy so it would have spilled on me. Lovely lovely read!! Thank you for your wonderful support of my blog’s link up Life This Week in 2021.
    Yes, there is one more week to go, but if you are already taking a well-earned break, I will see you again in Monday 4 January 2022.
    May you be well, may you be safe, may you be content. Denyse

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