Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Beef Pot Pie

Beef Pot Pie
8 servings

2 pie crusts
1 pound ground beef
1/2 onion, chopped
1 can cream of potato soup
1/2 cup milk
2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
1 teaspoon parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Line a greased pie plate with your favorite pie crust. Cook the ground beef and onion together until done; add seasonings. Combine soup, milk and vegetables; add to meat mixture. Pour into pie crust. Top with second crust; crimp edges and vent. Beat an egg white and brush top. Bake at 350° degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Enjoy!

We enjoyed this beef pie last week at our home school co-op's medieval feast. I requested the recipe after the first bite! :-) Thank you Dina!

Picture to be added later...
My camera goes hunting a lot this time of year. ;-)

Pumpkin Harvest Cookies

Pumpkin Harvest Cookies
2 dozen

1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 egg
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup chopped pecans
½ cup craisins

Beat shortening, sugar and pumpkin. Add egg. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; add to pumpkin mixture. Stir in nuts and cranberries. Drop by spoonfuls onto a cookies sheet. Bake 12 minutes at 375°. Wonderful with Constant Comment tea!

Mmmm...you could eat these for breakfast! ;-)

Fill Your Heart With Thanksgiving

"Take nothing for granted,
for whenever you do
The "joy of enjoying"
is lessened for you.
For we rob our own lives
much more than we know
When we fail to respond
or in any way show
Our thanks for the blessings
that daily are ours...
The warmth of the sun,
the fragrance of flowers,
The beauty of twilight,
the freshness of dawn,
The coolness of dew
on a green velvet lawn,
The kind little deeds
so thoughtfully done,
The favors of friends
and the love that someone
Unselfishly gives us
in a myriad of ways,
Expecting no payment
and no words of praise.
Oh, great is our loss
when we no longer find
A thankful response
to things of this kind,
For the joy of enjoying
and the fullness of living
Are found in the heart
that is filled with thanksgiving."

~Helen Steiner Rice

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