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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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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 Homesteading, Musing & Stories

A Sad Discovery in the Garden

I’m sad and ticked off over this today.

About 3 months ago the groundskeepers oversprayed weed killer after I planted the flowerbed. The front row has struggled to grow ever since.

Then last night I go out to water the gardens and find that they’ve sprayed next to my tomato and cucumber plants. We dare not eat anything else from them; just to be safe.  I really don’t want to run the risk of my granddaughter eating off the vine at this point, either.

Guess I need to pull and toss. Would you??    😦 Dammit. Grrrr –

In other news: we had a scare with my Dad, worrisome things with Grandkids. Hubby missed a workday due to a health issue {Yikes!} and we are still on the hunt for property.  **Thanks for stopping by today Friends and Confidantes!  Next posts up for discussion: {I’ll link them when they’re live} 1. my budding skills with The KonMari Method. AND 2. best and worst dog chews/toys and puzzles for Border Collies & teenage pups in general. – Gma Auburn {Jen}

Posted in Homesteading, Musing & Stories

Moving Part 12: Looking at a Doublewide

In part 11, we backed out of the huge house in the small town due to structural issues. Since then we’ve been beaten to the punch on 2 other properties.  Recently, we viewed a doublewide MH on an acre of woods. 3 bed/2 bath. New roof,, screened porch, patio doors and a wood stove- YAY! {Here we go again!}

{Gratuitous woods and porch pic… at the showing.}Porch pic doublewide

Looking for loans: UGH. They should consider this a house on a foundation, not a mobile home. But she’s older. So we’ve applied with a different mortgage company. Awaiting another pre-appoval letter is torture. As an aside: for anyone purchasing a MH new or used… there are USDA and FHA loans for MH and land/home packages, too.

Getting an inspection and putting in an offer this week – Crossing fingers. {It’s the first place Hubby and I haven’t had some kind of argument over- now that’s a sign 0.o }

Meanwhile snafus abound here at the TinyTrailer… A crack in the van windshield. The lawn mower croaked. Vet and medical bills are due. Rent looming. License plates [x2] are due. Nine prescriptions need re-upped… Can everything just be stasis for a few weeks, please?? It’s already going to be nip and tuck to cover a year’s worth of homeowner’s insurance on top of it all- Yikes!

Work at home and Housework- organizing… I’ve had really good days designing, setting goals and marketing. Later today I’m taking advice from my daughter and Konmari-ing every box/stack of papers hiding in this claustrophobic, mid-moving mess.

Friends and Confidantes, I wish you all a productive Monday- Gma Auburn {Jen}

#moving #midwestlife #organization #indiana #loantypes

Posted in Homesteading, Musing & Stories

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