Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tharn Ravagers, Steaks, and Sales!

Tharn Ravagers:
I have the details finished as good as they are going to get. I think there is still a feather I hadn't painted in these pics but other than that, the painting is done! These are well on their way to being completed by my Aug. 30th deadline. I just have to varnish and flock them.
Tharn Ravagers were 83% ---> now 95% complete!

(click on the pic for a larger view)
Hordes Tharn Ravagers Painted Group

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Steaks:
I wanted to throw this in. A while back, I read Andy's post over on Little Lead Heroes about salting steaks. I was skeptical but checked out the Cooking Page link he referenced. It talks about coating your steak with a layer of sea salt, then letting sit for a while (time table based on thickness of steak provided at the end of the cooking page). I had a skirt steak (cheap and thin) so I decided to give it a shot. If I messed it up, I was only out $2.

I wish I had an after shot but we ate it too quickly! It really did work and the steak tasted great. It was still a little chewy, but it was a skirt steak. However, it was much better than it would have been with out the salt treatment. Follow the directions on the two links above and try it for yourself. I also really enjoyed making garlic and basil butter, as per the directions near the bottom of the cooking page. The basil was fresh from my garden!


Sales!
I went to Hobby Lobby yesterday and they are having a good sale on stuff I wanted.
  • All Brushes = 50% off
  • All Art Paper = 30% off
  • Winsor & Newton Gloss Varnish and Matt Varnish bottles found on a clearance rack normally $9.49 each = $5.69 each! That's 40%.
I am feeling pretty good about that =)

2 comments:

Mik said...

You get the grand prize for having an amazing post, chock full of quality while covering three completely separate spheres of interests!

I'll let Andy know you tried the salted steaks, I haven't been brave enough yet...

Shelexie said...

Thanks Mik! The steaks really were good. Read the cooking page link and try it out. I also sprinkled Montreal Steak Seasoning (by Grill Mates) on the steak with the salt, and the flavor carried into the meat. That seasoning mix is probably my favorite. So give the salt a try, you know you want to =)

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