Thursday, 20 January 2011

Here's One I Made Earlier...

"this is no ordinary chicken leftovers pie..." click to embiggen
Impressed?  I know... I know... no autographs please... it's just a Chicken leftovers pie.  And it actually tastes nearly as good as it looks.  As long as you like Brussels sprouts, which thankfully (clearly) we do!

I always try (hark at me, who do I think I am... Mrs Beeton, ffs?) to make my pastry slightly different each time..  Tonight I've added some dried Thyme to the mixture along with the usual Sage, salt and pepper.

I'm still trying to work up the courage to rub some Sage & Onion stuffing into the mix but I'm scared breadcrumbs might make the whole thing.... um... porous and soggy?

Am I feeling alright?  Regular readers will know that I am allergic to housework and stuff like that, and I'm fast becoming quite a competently crap (?) wife as well as errant mother.  I might loook up an Open University course in it, I've probably already passed.

And whilst I was eagerly.... not really.... more frantically trying to get the damned thing finished so I could get back up here to the 'real' world of writing and blogging, Tweeting and Facebooking, I remembered how much I used to love watching "The Galloping Gourmet" and how he might very well have been my first proper telly crush.  I think it was his cheeky twinkling eyes and the way he leapt over the dining chair at the end of his programme that did it.

Anyone else remember him?  Ah..... pastry rubbing.....

He NEVER swore, he never got cross with anything, never broke out in a sweat and he was always so lovely to his audience.  He even used to invite one member to sit down with him at the end of the programme and eat his meal with him.

I'll stop now.  I think I need a cold compress.

9 comments:

Keris said...

I used to love the Galloping Gourmet too. I'd forgotten he got someone out of the audience. So sweet.

Debs Riccio said...

I know, wasn't he just gorgeous?

Talli Roland said...

Ooh, your pie looks divine! So does the Galloping Gourmet. What a great name!

Helen said...

That pie looks fabulous :)

Debs Riccio said...

Oh... it WAS,thanks ladies!

Jane Lovering said...

He was called Graham Kerr and he was...Australian? Kiwi? Something like that. A big favourite in our house, but I never really noticed the cooking bit.

Debs Riccio said...

No me neither, Jane, I was far too preoccupied with his over enthusiastic reactions to everything he put in his mouth - slavering? Me? too right!

Michele said...

He was even on our tv's in the US. And btw, that looks yummy and scrumtpious.

Debs Riccio said...

Doesn't it, Michele! And did you like the look of the pie too? *snort*!