Pinterest is an awesome website for ideas that people can use to make their life better. There are tons of things to make out there and I have tried lots and failed more times then I want to remember.
Fabric Bag Fail
First there was the fabric bag idea. It looked simple enough until I tried to recreate it. There were no instructions and when I tried to fudge it and wing it on my own I goofed it up So I went searching through what seemed like hundreds of web sites looking to locate that bag. I struck out.
So I simply used the images I found to recreate the fabric bag. It was simple to get the bottom and main part of the bag but the straps gave me heaps of trouble even though it looked so easy. You can only imagine the trouble I had with that one. It worked but it looked odd.
I put the bag in the toy box so that when my youngest granddaughter visits she can use it. Little kids love bags that they can use to fill up with all sorts of things. Mostly though, she carries it around like it’s her prized possession.
Pot Pie Fail
Then I tried to make these little pot pie things in the muffin tin. The photo on Pinterest looked very appealing. The instructions and recipe seemed straight forward. I followed the instructions to the tee and had a mess.
The dough on the bottom was soggy, the vegetables were still not done and the top was burnt. I knew it was not my oven as I bake in there all the time and things come out properly cooked.
I altered the recipe my own way the next time and it came out quite good. I think the person who posted that recipe forgot to add in a few important steps like adding a bit of cooked vegetables to the gravy mix before topping it with the crust and cheese.
I only use frozen vegetables, as they are cheaper and healthier for you than the canned variety. If you make the mini pot pies, I would strongly suggest only add enough filling to these to fill the cup portion of the muffin tin a little more than ¾ full. Add the top crust on top of the gravy so it’s not touching the sides of the muffin tin. This allows the gravy to bubble as it will and your crust will remain unbroken.