Wednesday, September 5, 2012

September on the Farm in pictures...

4 O'Clocks in the frontyard. 

Front porch. 

Pecan trees are loaded. 

Mama Eastern Bluebird watching over her babies. 

Baby Eastern Bluebirds in the waterfall fountain. 

Mama Bluebird watching over her babies. 

Everyone in the pond!!!

Parents watching over their babies....counted 20 Eastern Bluebirds. 

Aleo Vera 2 years old.  

Waterfall pond finally running. 

Painting the lawn furniture...this one will be Zebra striped. 

New kitten joins our herd of cats. 

Roadrunner in the front yard eating grasshoppers. 

family of raccoon enjoying the leftover dog food from today.   

Shepard's Hash Brown Pie

Decided to try to update an old recipe of my mother's.  She layered pie crust as the base, beef mixture, corn then topped with mash potatoes and cheese.  

Here is my new recipe.  

1 pkg. frozen hash browns
1 envelope of onion soup
1/2 cup water
1 can Rotel tomatoes and green chilies
2 cups frozen corn
1 cup sour cream
1 tbsp. black pepper
1/2 tbsp. salt
2 pounds ground beef
1 can fried onions
2 cups grated cheese
1 med. tomato
sweet basil
Italian Dressing 

1. Brown and drain ground beef, mix in onion soup, water, sour cream, pepper, 
Rotel, and corn. Cook for 10 minutes on med. 

2. Spray baking dish with Pan, cook hash browns till done in oven 425 for 30 minutes.

3. Pour beef mixture over cooked hash browns, top with grated cheese & fried onions.

4. Slice tomatoes sprinkle with salt, sweet basil and Italian Dressing put on top of grated 
cheese and fried onions.  

5. Bake 350* for 20 minutes serve hot with a salad.  

This is whats for dinner tonight!!!