A while back, I posted Poetic Soup, which my daughter and I made based on a recipe hidden in a poem by a Polish author. The soup was fun to make, fun to eat, and the whole experience of porting a favorite work of literature into my other favorite — cooking — was nothing short of wonderful.
This time, the idea of making a dish mentioned in passing in a literary work came from my daughter. One of her favorite books Angelina Ballerina talks about Cheddar Cheese Pies. These aren’t just any kind of pies, they are Angelina’s mom’s best Cheddar Cheese Pies. Angelina is dances in the kitchen and knocks over a dish filled with those wonderful things to her mom’s great annoyance. Poor Mrs. Mouseling!