What a beautiful morning! Warmish & sunny. Whiffs of leftover fireplace smoke in a slight breeze. Later on, one of the neighbors had a burn pile going. Fall. Breakfast. Fried leftover mashed potatoes with onions, and a fried egg. Chatted with the Thanksgiving Orphan about one of his favorite authors, Will Durant. Pie Brunch was
I’ve just been informed that the pumpkin pie is not done. Ten more minutes or so. And then the crust for the cherry cheese pie will go into the oven. Have I mentioned Pie Brunch™? This is a truly excellent idea thunk up by some smart friends of ours. As you know, copious amounts of
BEEF STEAK PIE 1 lb chuck or round steak, cut into bite-sized chunks 1 ½ tsp Creole seasoning 2 Tbsp lard (or shortening, if you’re a wimp) 1 Tbsp flour (or more, to thicken gravy), mixed with an equal amount of cold water 1 Tbsp onion, chopped fine ½ C spicy vegetable juice (like V-8)
‘Tis the season for Oven Meals– whole meals baked together in the oven freeing the cook and his able bodied assistant to clean the kitchen, watch television, or just sit and chat. Me. Big Food made 1/3 of the recipe, and made the tomato dish as a casserole rather than in cups. And he did
Good Evening! I am making a exception to my new rule which states that I will not try to post things which may cause me to throw my trusty old iComputer into the wood chipper (jk, we don’t have a wood chipper). Today Mr. Big Food entered into The Big Food Manual and Survivalist Flourishing
KEY LIME PIE I 9 inch baked pie shell 1 can sweetened condensed milk Green food coloring 6 Tbsp sugar 4 eggs, separated ½ C lime juice ½ tsp cream of tartar Preheat oven to 350o. Mix condensed milk, egg yolks, and lime juice well. Beat 1 egg white and fold into lime mixture. Add
In case you haven’t noticed, here on The Shire, The Farm, we like to eat. Some years ago, Daughter C painted some of the kitchen walls with chalkboard paint. Genius. It makes for a nice mix of old & new. (Just to the left of Bilbo’s door you can see the Morton Salt Girl’s umbrella.
OLD FASHIONED TEXAS STYLE CHICKEN POT PIE CHICKEN 5-6 lb hen Water (to cover hen) 1 medium onion, quartered 1 stalk celery with a few leaves 1 bay leaf Salt, to taste 1 tsp peppercorns Simmer chicken, covered, in water to cover with all other ingredients, about 1 ½ hours or until tender. Remove chicken
“I’ve tried a bunch of cream pie recipes and this one is my favorite, in all these variations.” Mr. Big Food. Recipe for CREAM PIE VARIATIONS– including Butterscotch Cream below the fold. CHOCOLATE CREAM PIE 1 large can evaporated milk 2 eggs, separated 1 C sugar plus additional 2 Tbsp 4 Tbsp flour ¼ tsp
In honor of π day, I give you pie. Cottage cheese apple pie about to go into the oven Same, just removed from the oven COTTAGE CHEESE APPLE PIE Makes 1 deep 9-inch pie 1 1/2 C apples, peeled, cored, sliced thin 2 eggs 1/2 C cottage cheese 3/4 C sugar 1/2 C heavy cream 1/8
CHICKEN PIE I 1 chicken, cooked, meat de-boned, 1 ½ C chicken stock reserved 4 hard-boiled eggs, sliced 1 can condensed cream of celery soup 1 C canned tiny peas, drained 1 stick butter, melted Pepper to taste 1 C self-rising flour 1 C milk Preheat oven to 350°. Place chicken meat and egg slices
Pie. Not the prettiest photo, and the crust fell. But it’s a danged good pie!VANILLA CREAM PIEOne pie crust, baked and cooledlarge can evaporated milk2 egg yolks1 C sugar4 Tbsp flour1/4 tsp salt2 tsp vanillaCombine flour, sugar, and salt in a saucepan, blending well. Stir in egg yolks, vanilla, and milk, mixing well. Cook over
About to go in the oven Just removed from the oven I must say, this is one excellent pie. Trust me, I just had a slice. COTTAGE CHEESE APPLE PIEMakes 1 deep 9-inch pie1 1/2 C apples, peeled, cored, sliced thin2 eggs1/2 C cottage cheese3/4 C sugar1/2 C heavy cream1/8 tsp salt1/2 tsp cinnamon1/4 tsp
Recipes–>Big Food–>Desserts–>Pies and Pie Fillings–>Cream (non-fruit) Pies–>and even when I got here I had to think about it. “I’ve tried a bunch of cream pie recipes and this one is my favorite, in all these variations.” Mr. Big Food. Recipe for CREAM PIE VARIATIONS below the fold. CHOCOLATE 1 large can evaporated milk 2 eggs,
while we were eating crazy good Diner chicken pot pie for supper– the last supper we’ll serve on Christmas dishes until Christmas season, 2012 (Good Lord willing & the creek don’t rise). It’s baked in a 9″x13″ pan with only a top crust of flour, butter, cheese & ice water. It was delicious. The recipe
The turkey, gravy, dressing “like my mother made,” and unseen mashed potatoes Cranberries, green bean casserole, and PIE. The winner is Pumpkin Custard Pie. To be fair, the vote was 2-1. Our dinner guest, The Bart Man, cast his vote for Perfect Pumpkin Pie because it was a perfect pumpkin pie. And that is was.
The pies, about to go in the oven Pumpkin custard pie (L); Perfect pumpkin pie (R) The pies, fresh from the oven Perfect pumpkin pie (L); Pumpkin custard pie (R) There will be a “Pie: Pt. 3” post after the sweet whipped cream is whipped, and we decide which pie we like better. “Why is
I felt bad(ly) about ending on such a negative note in the previous post. I like pie. We chose three of the smallest Sugar Pie Pumpkins. Mr. Bog Food cut them in half and I scraped the seeds and guts out. Aside… there are roasted pumpkin seeds coming. And we put them in the oven.
Grilled Salmon Bake I think Mr. Big Food is at his best when he semi-improvises. We were to have a baked striped bass dish this evening. Unfortunately, this morning we unanimously concluded that the bass had seen better days. So he picked up a couple of “Product of U.S.A.” frozen salmon filets at the Hog.
Before baking After baking Veggie pot pie (recipe from memory) Mix a bag of thawed mixed veggie (be creative) with a can of cream soup, 1/2 cup milk and some salt & pepper. Line the pie pan with crust. Toss in the veggie mixture. Top with crust. Use knife to create scary face. Bake 45