Homegrown Thanksgiving

I always do my deserts the night before Thanksgiving, so I don’t have as much to do on the big day.

Blackberry Jam Swirl Cheesecake

Pumpkin Pie

I was thinking about how much of our ingredients we grew this year.

The pumpkin for pie, blackberries for cheesecake, green beans, potatoes for mashed potatoes, the chard for wilted greens, the corn for corn salad, all the onion, green pepper, and herbs that will be used.

We didn’t grow the brussel sprouts, yams, flour and yeast ( although I could have used my starter but don’t plan to) or any of the meat, eggs or milk.

My food bill for this Thanksgiving was still out of this world, counting all drinks and the few above items.

Next year I need to try and grow the brussel sprouts and yams. I also might look into some chickens for eggs. I don’t wish to be tied to a milk cow however..lol.

A homegrown Thanksgiving takes a lot more than one can imagine offhand. I appreciate the pilgrims a lot more…


Taco Casserole

I love making home made tortillas.

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup wheat flour
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup water

They are easy, but this day I felt I wanted to try something else with them.

I just used the dough as a crust for this casserole.

Make up the tortilla recipe, then roll it into a well sprayed 9x13x2 pan. Bake at 350 about 10 minutes to crisp.

Cook 1 cup rice according to package directions.

Brown 1 pound hamburger and drain.

Add cooked rice, 1 packet of taco seasoning, 1/2 cup water, 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, some minced onion and green pepper, and 2 eggs.

Spread the mixture over the baked tortilla in pan. Top with shredded cheddar cheese and cover.

Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes then uncover and bake another 5.

Chop some tomato and spinach, or lettuce, to spread on top. Serve wedges with salsa and sour cream.
Most of all..enjoy!