Saturday, January 3, 2009

Country Fare

I spent most of my Saturday in the kitchen preparing my contributions to the meal for today's church service. The recipe for the shepherd's pie and the bread came from my new favorite magazine, Hobby Farms. Lol, I don't have a farm but when I make the move to the house I would love to raise chickens and goats and be more self-sufficient! I have so many plans for that little homestead! I hope you enjoy these recipes and hope you all have a blessed Sunday.
Shepherd's Pie

4 to 5 lg. potatoes, prepared as mashed potatoes

3/4 pound ground beef

1 med. onion, chopped

1/2 to 1 T. Olive Oil

3 lg. cloves of garlic, chopped

1 c. frozen whole kernel corn


Prepare mashed potatoes according to your favorite recipe.

Warm the olive oil in a large frying pan and saute' onions and garlic over med. heat until translucent, about 2-4 min. Add ground beef and cook until done. Turn meat into med. sized casserole dish. Spread mashed potatoes over all, to edges of the dish to seal. Sprinkle with paprika.

Bake at 350 for 25 to 30 min. until edges start to turn brown.

Serves 4

Hearty English Muffin Bread

Shaker Pound Cake

1/2 c. shortening

1 c. butter
3 c. granulated sugar

5 eggs, separated

3 c. all purpose flour

1 t. baking powder

1 c. milk

2 t. vanilla

With electric mixer cream butter, shortening and sugar until fluffy. Add egg yolks one at a time. Sift flour with baking powder and add alternately with milk to batter. Add vanilla. Beat egg whites stiff and fold into batter. Bake in a greased and floured bundt or angel food cake pan at 325 for one and one-half hours. Time may vary according to your oven.


Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Thanks for the great recipes I'm sure all will be gone before you know it:)

Pamela... Beehind Thyme said...

Goodness... All looks so GOOOOOOOOOD! That bread looks AWESOME!

Thank you for sharing your recipes...

Many Blessings 2 You in 2009, Pamela

taylors*farmhouse*attic said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes!!!...Happy New Year!!!...Jen

Thistlebrooms said...

Everything looks so 'Yummy'...So would love to take just a little nibble out of each corner (promise you'd never know it was missing!!!)
Thanks for sharing...
My Best...Marilyn