Posted in Homesteading

Quick Recipe: Bacon Cheeseburger Pie

Sadly, I had no mushrooms. This is Cheeseburger Pie topped with fresh garden tomatoes and cheddar cheese. Total time: 40-45 min./ Total cost to make: $5.00-$6.00Bacon Cheeseburger Pie

FIRST- Par Bake the crust & let cool: Baking Mix method: Via – Betty Crocker

Pat in the Pan Pie Crust

  • 1 cup Bisquick® Original baking mix
  • 1/4 cup margarine or butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water
  1.  Heat oven to 400º. Mix baking mix and margarine in medium bowl. Add boiling water; stirvigorously until very soft dough forms. Press dough firmly with hands dusted with bakingmix in 9-inch pie plate, bringing dough onto rim of plate. Flute if desired. Bake 8 to10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely on wire rack. {I let mine cool for 15 min before filling}
  2. Turn the oven temp back to 350F –Meanwhile:  In a skillet
  • 1/2-3/4 lb.  lean ground beef: browned.  Drain excess grease; return to pan.
  • Then add:
  • 1 med onion, diced
  • 2 T Bacon Bits or fried & crumbled.
  • 2 sm. cans {or 6-8 sliced, fresh} baby bella/white button mushrooms
  • 1 tsp. garlic minced
  • 1 tsp. butter
  • {Optional: 1 tsp. worcestershire}
  • 1 T. Italian seasonings and S&P to taste
  • Fry and stir on med/low heat for 5-7 min.
  • Assembly
  • Bottom Layer Sauce:  Spread a thin layer of canned or home made
  • Tomato sauce onto the crust. {1/2 c.}
  • NEXT: Add hamburger mixture in an even layer.
  • Then add a layer of drained {1 canned or 3-4 fresh} diced tomatoes
  • TOP: 1 1/2 to 2 c. Shredded sharp cheddar or Mexican blend.
  • BAKE: 350F for 10-12 mins, uncovered.
  • Let cool 10 mins before cutting.
  • Serve with pickle spears, green olives or zuccini sticks.

Take this and make it yours, Friends and Confidantes. Use what’s at hand! – Grandma Auburn {Jen}

#mealideas #supper #hamburger #tomatorecipe #fromthepantry

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Posted in Homesteading

Mum’s the Word

Does it feel like early Autumn where you are, Friends and Confidantes? Indiana weather has been cool enough to open the windows. 🙂 Walnuts are falling. Mums are blooming. I’ve frozen tomato sauces, R.T. has a new chicken recipe to post, and Hubby has frozen his jalapeno popper experiments. HA!{But that’s another post.}

Other news at the Tiny Trailer: I don’t wanna jinx it, but I’m keepin’ all the plates spinnin’.  😉 Although moving is at a stand-still for a few more weeks, months; I’ve made progress in the clutter department. Reclaimed the bedroom, living room and half the kitchen! The office hoard has been paired-down by 3 boxes so far.

WAH: They say step out of your comfort zone– so I did. I put a couple of my flower pictures on posters, canvas and blankets. I’m undecided if they’re bold, strange, funky, weird, colorful or crappy…  but they were fun to design 🙂  Lemme know what you think! Sneak Peak: Blossoms1 Fleece Blanket and Pink Rose1.     **Final days for Promo Code: FALLFORALL  {US} or FALL19 {EU}    –Gma Auburn {Jen}

Posted in Homesteading

Midweek Motivation: Cooking, Organizing

2019 ‘Favorites” -We’ve successfully tried [and/or modified] all the recipes/methods listed after the main YouTube links below. These ladies have inspired us in many ways over time.

Friends and Confidantes, enjoy this continuation of our original Facebook post here – Top Picks for Midweek Motivation … {A Mother/Daughter Collaboration} Grandma Auburn & R.T.

YouTube: How to get your shit together and Helga’s Pennsylvania Cooking

COOKING Channels Con’t

Sara – Simply Sara Kitchen– Favorites: Apple Pie French Toast, Homemade Mac & Cheese and Buckeye Balls. >Many Meatless Meals! Mocktails and more.

Phyllis – Southern Frugal.com Favorites: Tomato Pie, Southern Pecan Pie. She will mesmerize you with her ability to make pie crust from scratch. >My heart goes out to her; yours will too.

Annette –  ThaSocial Butterfly – Favorites: Enchilada Casserole, Lazy Man Chicken & Rice, and Mac & Cheese >Comfort and Soul in the kitchen.

Dearly – Filipino Cooking at Homesteading Off The Grid — Favorites: Chicken Adobo, Sardines with Eggs  >I now adore fish sauce!

warm cherry muffins simple recipe

Thanks for stopping by today I hope you found a tasty tip or recipe – Gma Auburn {Jen} See also Quick Cherry Muffins

Posted in Musing & Stories

The Energy Suck of Family Reunions

If I had ingrown nails on all my toes… and you told me I had to run a 5k, with a Radio Flyer strapped to my back…uphill…both ways, in a blizzard —

That’s just about equal to a 6+ hour round trip so Septua- and Octogenarians and their kin can mumble about crap that happened half a century ago {within earshot of each other}; while eating questionable potluck.

yellow flower closeYUP 0.o    – Took my Dad {2nd Elder}, Daughter and Granddaughter {Youngest present}. What was I thinkin’?

Where’s my sage, Friends and Confidantes? – Grandma Auburn {Jen}  Pinterest: Grandma Auburn Designs