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Anyway, back to the post...
There are definitely times when I only make sense to myself.
There was the time I was about to hop into the shower. Excitedly I said to Mr NQN, "You know I think this shower cap is magical! I'm pretty sure I've had it for two years. This has got to be magic!"
And just a few weeks ago we were going out to eat and I was giving him directions. I pointed at the car ahead of us. "Turn where that car that looks like a hamster turned!" Well, he missed the turn because he wasn't able to see the hamster car instead muttering about cars that look nothing like hamsters (there are!).
Then there was the time when I was watching television and the thought suddenly occurred to me. "Did you know that ponky rhymes with donkey?".
Mr NQN shook his head and said, "I think you get weirder every day. I can't wait to see what you'll be like when you're 80 years old." I should say that it was said with a slight amount of fear in his voice.
Anyway, sometimes I make things so strange that I think if I revealed themselves to the world, the doctors will come and take me away. This is one of those times. This is Snow White's Evil Stepmother Pie.
I was putting away one of my oval cast iron pans and thought that the handle reminded me of a hand mirror. I then rumbled through the vegetable crisper to see what I could make for dinner that night. I came up with some beetroot and chillies. I also had a package of gravy beef and some coconut milk. I decided that I wanted to make a savoury beef and beetroot pie shaped like a mirror. Why? I have no idea. Perhaps just to see if it would work.
The pie filling was easy. Truthfully I've made something similar before and although it sounds really, really strange, it is absolutely delicious. When it came to the pie decoration, I was a bit more nervous. I wanted to make a mirror much like the one from the fairytale Snow White where the evil stepmother looks into the mirror and asks "Mirror Mirror on the Wall, who is the fairest of them all?"
This pie will be part of this year's Halloween spread. Often Halloween is full of sweet treats which is delightful in itself but since I have people over around dinner time I feel the need to feed them savouries along with the sweets. If beef and beetroot is just a little too weird for you then you can certainly fill it with your favourite pie filling or even make it sweet - a cherry pie would be gorgeous as well as suitably Halloween-y as cherries also look like blood clots!
Yes I worry about myself too. I dread to think what I'll be like when I'm 80!
So tell me Dear Reader, what do you want to be like when you're 80? And are you a sweet or savoury pie person? And what else would you like to see in a tutorial?