In a very Thank Jehovah kind of way, it is Friday, which means it is food Friday. Our culinary Captienne, The Friday Chef has declared -- alphabetically speaking -- U is for USA.
This is a very cool idea. If you speak mitten food, then you must speak of the Pasty. You could also have some .... pastys ... and then maybe a ... pasty ... for dessert. Pastys are essentially leftovers gift wrapped in a grab-n-eat pie dough kind of thing. Personally, I would lay odds on the fact that pie dough wasn't used as a convention of portability, but rather as a means to disguise the "critter du jour".
Ergo, I'm not giving you pasty recipes. And remember folks, it's Paaah-stee, not PAY-stee. That is an important distinction.
Instead, I bring you U is for Unknown.
Here is a little quiz. How many brand name foods can you identify by a single letter from the label? Let me know how you do with that one (for Pete's sake!) and I'll be back with more.