First of all, I totally adore pies. I like fruit pies, tarts, quiches etc etc. For at least a year, I've been playing around with the idea of a meal to entertain some friends consisting of pies. To be served buffet style, I think.
Can this be done do you think? What are your suggestions?
My preliminary ideas so far: I thought that salad greens could be served in Parmesan cups (a 'nod' to pies), with the dressing on the side (?). The main course could be a pastry-covered meat (beef, pork or fish); I could have a vegetable tart, and, yay, desserts, reg. & crumb crusts, etc.! Probably need something else for side dishes/appetizers etc etc. And I don't have a set menu yet.
What ideas do you have on a possible menu?! How can I maximize variety, color, nutritional content?
It's a crazy fantasy, I know, but I can't help thinking that it can be done.
If you think that I should forget it & just go for dessert pies only, I will accept that (sigh!).