You all know I am a big fan of all things Ranger and Tim Holtz in particular and I absolutely CANNOT craft without my trusty non-stick craft mat which sits permanently on my workdesk but little did I know how versatile my little friend was and how he would save my bacon so to speak. The weather here has been so darned chilly that I decided the other night to make some hearty comfort food...a good old fashioned steak pie but big problem....no flour...oh yes the busy crafter lady who also doubles as the cook around here and has a list of other job titles a mile long had forgotten to stock up the store cupboard again....and if you've ever been caught short you will know that rolling out pastry without a dusting of flour is a disaster waiting to happen.....one gooey mess welded to the work surface. Suddenly I was hit by a bolt of TH inspiration......would my little friend do the trick......
In a word.....YESSSSSSSS......result one Timmie Fantastic Pie
with new tatties
green beans and chappit neeps (translation....mashed turnip or swede)
and thanks to the wonderful NSM.....grub's up right on time and can I just point out this is hubby's portion....mine would be about half of that
I did have a little moment of panic as I tucked into my yummy pie.....did I clean the mat properly or will this be the world's first Altered Brushed Corduroy Pie....is Distress Ink poisonous if taken by mouth....oh dear I hope not but too late now I've started and I intend to finish. Obviously not.....if I am relating the tale of my super versatile friend I survived the night with no ill effects but I think I missed a trick here....why didn't I run the pastry through one of Tim's fabulous Embossing Folders before baking......now wouldn't that have been great fun...it could start a whole new trend in pie making and Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver take note.....don't go pinching my idea....remember folks you saw it here first.
OK folks enough waffling for one day.....a million and one crafty things to do before the end of the week so no more time for experimental pie making Tim Holtz style....guess who will be back tomorrow for another of his stash clearing goodie give-aways and he isn't best pleased with his old Mum.
The countdown continues......only
more sleeps until my TH play date
Hugs Kath xxx