To set Jane's mind at rest......the pies were minced beef and vegetable for the boys (we have a house guest for the next three weeks) and cheese and onion for me. So NO pigs in the pies!!
I had a bit of a batch baking session to fill up the freezer, so we have handy meals to cook quickly when we're busy on the farm. I made two beef and veg pasties and my cheese and onion one for last nights tea plus six small beef and veg to go in the freezer, along with three extra tops and bottoms for more pies, ready to fill with whatever we have as leftovers in the fridge.
Not bad from one potato, two carrots, a handful of peas, half an onion and 500g best mince (that cost me just £1.50 from the reduced chiller cabinet). I could have stretched it even further but Lovely Hubby likes his pies really meaty, and I'd hate to disappoint!