Unearthing and re-creating the "company food" of yesteryear! I'll cook it, my husband will eat it, and you'll rest easy in the knowledge that your next backyard party or church potluck will be a success!
I've had many a cooking experience like this (often self-inflicted). Glad it turned out good in the end- and it was fun to watch!
I love that you were able to improvise and get a workable crust. I probably would have tried to keep adding flour and ended up with something completely leaden, so I have to admire your husband for calling the dough out on being terrible and refusing to work with it.
I laughed out loud at "nothing's better on a warm summer night than a hot seafood pie". I'm glad the final result was better than expected!