Thursday, September 11, 2008

Preparing for Ike...

water - check!
matches - check!
batteries - check!
tank of gas - check!
yard picked up - check!
activities cancelled - check!

If there aren't any posts from Heritage Schoolhouse you'll know we've lost power... :-(

Please pray with me for all those in the path of Hurricane Ike.

Cheese Potato Puff

Cheese Potato Puff
4-6 servings

6 potatoes, peeled and quartered
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 cup butter
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 cup milk
1 egg, beaten
minced chives, optional

Place potatoes in a large kettle; cover with water. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt; cook until tender. Drain; mash potatoes until smooth. In a large saucepan, cook and stir the butter, cheese, milk and remaining salt until smooth. Stir into potatoes; fold in egg. Pour into a greased 3-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40 minutes or until puffy and golden brown. Sprinkle with chives if desired. Enjoy!

Crock Pot Swiss Steak

Swiss Steak
4 servings

½ tablespoon oil
½ cup flour
salt and pepper to taste
1 pound round steak
½ green bell pepper, sliced into rings
½ onions, sliced into rings
1 can crushed tomatoes

Heat oil in a skillet. Mix the flour, salt and pepper. Dredge the steaks in the flour mixture, and place in the skillet. Brown steaks on both sides, and remove from heat. In a slow cooker, place green bell pepper, onion, steak and tomatoes. Add some water to skillet to loosen brown bits; pour over steak. Cover and cook 6 to 8 hours on low. Enjoy!

"I pledge allegiance to the Flag
of the United States of America,

and to the Republic for which it stands;
one Nation under God, indivisible,
with Liberty and Justice for all."

Patriot Day
September 11, 2008

Never forget...