Decoration and a Snack
Holly and I were talking pie crust in the brewhouse dish pit one day and the subject of blind baking arose. “Do you want to borrow my pie weights?” I offered.
“No thanks, I have rice. And as Alton says, no kitchen item should be purchased that has only one function”. Holly is a huge fan of the Food Network television show, “Good Eats” and its host Alton Brown. I don’t have cable so I’m unable to worship him with the rest of the network foodies though Holly keeps me in the loop
I explained to her that pie weights do have two functions: 1. keep the bottom of prebaked pastry from puffing and the sides from falling and 2. they look cute sitting on a shelf in a display jar.
Holly didn’t argue nor did she disagree. I’m certain Alton would have a thought or two.
For Halloween I purchased two of these. Their only job was to sit and add ambiance.
But this year on Thanksgiving, thanks to the multi purpose gourd vegetable, I have
roasted vegetable stew.
I’m sure Alton would approve.