I was working at a local fund raiser that was serving pie. I got lucky and pulled a shift in the pie cutting room….as I was cutting I would put the used tins in a stack. After a bit I asked the gal in charge of the room if I could take the some pie tins home. She said sure.
Later our pace slowed and there was nothing to do. So the gal in charge suggested I take the pie tins over to the kitchen and wash them up as she wanted some too. No problem…that is until the kitchen boss saw me. She quickly stated in a not so polite manner that she couldn’t figure out why anyone would want to save them and said oh just throw them away.
I headed back to the pie room with my box of dirty tins. I put a stack in a plastic sack. I took them home and washed them.
Here is my beautiful stack of pie tins….
I have determined that the people who love recycled pie tins….
1. Make pie on a regular basis.
2. Give pie as a gift.
3. Give pie to a grieving family or family in need.
4. Send leftovers home with people and don’t care if you get the tin back (unlike tupperware).
5. Make pies for benefits.
6. Are recyclers.
I’m not saying that everyone needs to be pie tin recycler…just don’t trash those of us who are. We spread a lot of homemade pie baking goodness out to gobs of people with these beat up recycled pie tins.