Carrot Pie, Retreat Dinner, and other Original Personal Recipe

Food retreat

Well, if you know me, you know I cook. I mainly cook simple things that people will eat. I never cook a little. I always cook so I can freeze leftovers. At our mini retreat last week I did a roast in mushroom soup with potatoes, carrots, and onions. I put it on in the morning and it was all ready to serve at 5:00.  After supper I made a pot of rice and took the leftovers chopped it up and poured it over the rice. Stirred it up and froze it in small baggies so I could have some meals later at home.  I love rice and gravy and this was really a neat way of getting a little stew/soup made for the freezer.  I have posted before my Jiffy Cornbread and Canned Creamed Corn recipe. So simple. Box of Jiffy. Can of creamed corn. Butter muffin or stick cornbread pans. Pour in half full. Bake until golden brown. You can add Pepper Jack or sharp cheese or jalapeno peppers or mild chili peppers. Can’t miss. Always a hit. One of my favorite salads is chopped celery, chopped onions, cottage cheese, onion flakes, black pepper, and garlic powder. Weird but I love the taste and the crunch.  carrot Pie aWell, today I woke up and decided I was going to make a Carrot Pie. Asked on Facebook and got a couple of ideas. I decided to drain 6 cans of carrots. I added a cup of regular sugar, a cup of brown sugar, a stick of real butter, nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla. Cooked the hell out of it, stirring and chopping and mixing while all the juice boiled down. Then I took it out of the pan and added 2 eggs, and a 1/2 cup of flour. Pour it into to two pie shells. Baked it at 350 degrees. Until the crust was brown. Not bad. I had a taste right out of the oven. I can honestly say it was good. Now if I had my choice, I’d take apple pie any day. But, this carrot was a change. I’ll taking them to a birthday supper. I’ll post what they say about them.pie carrot

About Jim Gatling

Artist: primitive watercolors, colored pencil. Quilter: Original designs, Scrap quilts. Craftsman: Woodburning, Recycling Teacher: Retired MHS, SHCS K-12 Part Time. Collector: Antiques, Quilts, Glass, Buttons, Petit Point, Needlepoint, Hankies, Figural Perfume Bottles. Son, Father, Grandfather, Neighbor, Friend.
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