George was kind enough to host a large cooking experiment, of many different types of hand pies.  We had two types of dough and about 15 types of filling.  The savory fillings were mushroom, curry chicken, veggie sausage, berbere beef, cheddar jalapeno beef, bacon cheddar potato, rosemary chicken, pear, blackberry, blueberry, strawberry, and ham and cheese.  We also tried a dough with sourcream instead of water, but I couldn’t tell the difference.  The pies mostly came out really well, and the orange sauce picked up the slack for any pies that were either too dry or too bland.  The mushroom and curry chicken were the favorites.  Steph had gotten back early that morning, so she wasn’t able to join for much of the cooking, but she showed up as the last pies were coming out of the oven.

Yutong and Paul helped out a lot and brought some really tasty food.  Adisa showed up and helped out as well.  Steph, Tina, George, and I played a round of Terraforming Mars with the game going much more slowly than it usually does.  Both Tina and Steph were not thinking quickly as their jet lags from being in the south west Pacific was still pretty strong.  George ended up winning by a lot, hitting a solid score of 100.