Lamb & Butternut Squash Phyllo Pie; new phones

We roasted a leg of lamb over the holidays. As it was just the 2 of us we had rather a lot of lamb.

For some of us, the leftovers are the best part of holiday cooking. Doing a turkey or big ham or leg of lamb is not something one does on a Tuesday in March but it seems perfectly appropriate to do it on the 25th of December…

Even if there are only two enjoying it.

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Lamb & Butternut Squash Phyllo Pie

I used leftover lamb but you could use cooked chicken, tofu, etc.,  or quickly sauté chicken or ground beef for it.

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: One Dish Dinners
  • Method: Oven


  • 6 sheets phyllo
  • 12 tbs olive oil
  • 10oz (300gr) lamb, cooked, cut into small pieces
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 8oz (250gr) butternut squash or pumpkin, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 red pepper, chopped
  • 2oz (60gr) feta, crumbled
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup (4oz, 120gr) crème fraîche, plain yogurt or sour cream
  • 1/3 cup (3oz, 90ml) milk
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp za’atar
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika


  • Heat 1 tbs oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add onion, butternut squash, red pepper, and sauté 8 – 10 minutes, until vegetables are tender.
  • Whisk eggs, milk, crème fraîche, and spices. Set aside
  • Lightly oil a 9″ (22 cm) pie or quiche plate.
  • Working quickly, and keeping remaining phyllo sheets covered:
  • Lay one sheet of phyllo flat and lightly brush all over with olive oil
  • Place in quiche plate and, using the side of your hand, shape it to fit the inside, leaving the edges hang over the side.
  • Repeat with remaining 5 sheets of phyllo, placing each one at a ‘1/6 turn’ of the quiche plate.
  • Spread butternut squash, onions, etc. on the crust.
  • Spread lamb and feta on the squash
  • Pour the egg mixture over the top.
  • Loosely fold the edges of the phyllo over the top.
  • Lightly brush the top with oil.
  • Bake, 400F (200C) for 35 – 40 minutes, or until top is set.
  • Remove and let stand 5 minutes before serving.


If using uncooked meat add it to the skillet with the onions, etc.
Remember to keep unused / waiting phyllo sheets covered as they dry out quickly.
It’s easier to handle if you put the pie on a baking sheet before filling.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
  • Calories: 970
  • Sugar: 12 g
  • Sodium: 746.2 mg
  • Fat: 57 g
  • Saturated Fat: 21.6 g
  • Trans Fat: 0.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 57.9 g
  • Fiber: 5.6 g
  • Protein: 57.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 375.9 mg
Lamb & Butternut Squash Phyllo Pie

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We don’t exchange Christmas presents chez nous.

We haven’t for years.

If we need something we buy it.

And we no longer buy things we don’t need, which is usually how one would describe Christmas presents.

But… things happen.

Someone (who is not me) managed to crack the screen on his phone. The crack itself wasn’t bad but it started a rapidly spreading black mark that was blocking everything.

I decided to check out the after-holidays sales to see what I could find.

My phone was getting to be a ‘certain age’, the sales were good, so we each have a new phone.

For the curious, they’re Google Pixel phones.

Research and reviews gave them the best marks of the phones on offer / sale / promo in their price range.

I experienced a little ‘sticker shock’ when I looked at the prices on the latest, top of the line phones.

I’ll just say… WOW!

Back to the phones we got.

They came without a charger or earbuds or a slot for an extra memory card.

That could explain the reasonable prices.

As for me…. That’s 1 less charger taking up room in my drawer full of chargers and one less set of earbuds that will never get used and the phones have at least twice the memory of my old phone which I didn’t come close to using.

Is it possible that someone actually put some thought into this?

Decided not to include, and thus charge for, stuff that isn’t needed?

If one needs it, one can always buy it.

The best part – the new phones can talk to the old phones so set-up is a breeze.

That was not true the last time I changed phones. I had to use an ap and jump through a few hoops to get it done.

I’m done.

4 thoughts on “Lamb & Butternut Squash Phyllo Pie; new phones”

  1. I’m still on Samsung Galaxy phones here but our personal ones are older. Hubby has an S9 and I have a Note9. Ancient by today’s standards, but still going strong. I don’t buy new though. We have a site here called Swappa where I buy them. I have done for several years now and been very happy. The site is very reputable, they vet their listings, they make sure they listen if anyone complains about a seller, the phone has to be a clean phone meaning it must be able to be activated. Very happy with them. I don’t know that I’ll switch when it comes time to replace my phone again, but it depends. Hubby got a brand new Galaxy21fe from work and it refuses to play nicely with his brand new GM truck. No one knows why. Might just be the phone, but time will tell.

    You’ll have to report back in a couple months on how the Pixels are doing. 🙂

    • I’ve never paid attention to the brand – I look at the current reviews from 3 or 4 sites I trust and go from there. I’ve had Samsung, Motorola, a Windows phone when that was a thing, Nokia, etc. Never an Apple – too expensive. I always get a deal from our internet / phone provider. They sell both new and ‘restored’ lol

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