served with a salad

Mrs. Mary Harwood, Crustless Quiche, Impossible Pie (printable recipes)

When I was really young–maybe 8.  We stayed with a family–the Harwood’s.  My Mom was off with her new husband, my brother and I left behind–and it worked out for the best really.  Mrs. Harwood taught me how to sew–I made a wrap skirt, to knit (again–but I didn’t stick with it), to do every kind of needle work imaginative.  Mary Harwood had lots of plants and a little room just off the dining area where she “worked” at being a mom.  She was so happy being home and serving her family (and ours).  She was an amazingly creative women–gentle and kind.  She was the opposite of my mother.

(Ok–before everyone starts getting mad for thinking I’m bashing my Mom–I’m not–I’m just evolved enough now to know, what I needed and what she could give, did NOT match up.  That is all I’m saying).

Mrs. Harwood cooked simple meals.  Mrs. Harwood was always cooking, baking or kneading something . . . the kitchen was warm from the old stove and smelled awesome.  (no wonder I’m big–food is my comfort happy place.)

These are two of her recipes–crustless Quiche and impossible coconut pie AND what my family is having for dinner!

the filling

the filling

then add the cheese

then add the cheese

the eggs, milk and Bisquick with a little seasoning

the eggs, milk and Bisquick with a little seasoning

love the crunchy topping

love the crunchy topping

served with a salad

served with a salad

 

 

Crustless Quiche

4 eggs

1 cup of cheese

1/2 cup Bisquick

1 1/2 cups of milk

1-3 cups of veggies and or meat.  Tonight I have peppers, onions, ham, broccoli and I forgot the mushrooms!

I saute the meat and veggies . . . meanwhile . ..

I mix the milk and bisquick.  I layer cheese over the  fixin’s in the pan and add the milk mixture.

Oven 350 for an hour or so . . . depends on how much stuff I add.

This recipe works well reheated so often I’ll make it in the afternoon and serve later in the night or when I did the Atkins diet I made it and reheated in the morning.

 

 

Coconut Impossible Pie

Bake 350 for 1 hour

1 cup coconut (I used sweetened–because that is what I had)

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup Bisquick

1/2 stick of butter (I melted mine–by accident–but it should work)

2 cups of milk

4 eggs

Grease your pie plate, mix it all up and put it in the oven.  If you want to add cinnamon to it that might be nice or add some chocolate chips to the top 1/2 way through the cooking.  (If you add them in the beginning they will sink and burn on the bottom–yuck.)

before baking

before baking

it smells so good!

it smells so good!

plated and ready to go!

plated and ready to go!

I lost track of Mrs. Harwood through the years–I have a letter she wrote me on my wedding and that was the last time I think I heard from her.  What I’m learning is that sometimes we are meant to be flow through others lives and leave and impression.  Leave our goodwill.  Leave a joyful memory.  Leave a smile.  How can I be a Mrs. Harwood to those I meet?

As I work with kids I wonder what my impact will be?  I wonder how many other girls Mrs. Harwood touch their lives?  or was it just me?  I wonder if Mrs. Harwood knew at the time how special she was to me?  As an adult I wrote her a long letter telling her how much she meant to me–I’m glad that I did.

This is what I read first thing in the morning and the last thing at night . . .

This is what I read the first thing in the morning and the last thing at night . . .

I suppose I could find her crafty daughters on Pinterest!  Maybe I’ll look them up?

Be Blessed.  I pray that we can all be a positive influence in someone’s life.

a craft party, a pinch of joy, tempt my tummy, thought provoking thursdays

 

 

 

 

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My Mom’s Skillet (Ultimate Recipe Swap)

carrots, purple potatoes, onions, celery, stew meat

carrots, purple potatoes, onions, celery, stew meat

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the purple potatoes gave the gravy a deep, deep brown and the flavor was incredible I served it with biscuits, butter and honey!

I found my Mom’s skillet when I was cleaning out the basement–I have this basement project ongoing and I have friends helping me weed through years of stuff laden with memories.  I have friends who are generous and loving (both with the gift of time and emotional support) instead of being judgmental.  A blessing for sure.   So, this skillet . . . I’m still not sure if I’m going to keep it or give it to Goodwill but for now I have a couple of recipes that I make in it.

My stew recipe:

I browned Laura’s Stew Meat–I bought it at Target and it was very lean.

I added onions, carrots, celery and potatoes to the meat, with a little olive oil and sautéed them for several minutes–until the onions started to caramelize.

Add 3 tablespoons of flour and stir until everything is coated but you can’t see the flour.

Add beef stock–and bring to a boil, then simmer until the veggies are cooked.

I keep it on simmer until the gravy is just how I want it (some days I want it thinner and some days thicker).

Serve with biscuits, butter and honey!

Be Blessed.

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Crockpot Macaroni and Cheese

I’ve been trying to find more and more crockpot recipes this year. My intention was to try a new recipe each week but . . . that isn’t exactly happening. So my plan is to continue to research and try new crock pot recipes and to post when I do.   This recipe can easily be meatless and organic.
 
 Crockpot Macaroni and Cheese (serves 6)
 
 
2 cups of dry elbow macaroni
4 cups of liquid (I used evaporated milk, chicken broth, Campbells recipe starter and Campbells cream of celery–I use a combination of what I have available at the moment)
2 cups of cheese (I used colby and monteray blend)
Combine ingredients in a bowl and stir
 
 
Spray crockpot
Pour ingredients into crockpot
Cook on low for 4 hours.
 
 
My crockpot has 4, 6, 8, 10 hour options. I cooked the mac and cheese on the 8 hour setting for 4 hours and then unplugged the crockpot.   I used the round crockpot but if I doubled the recipe I would use the bigger oval crockpot.
 
 
I sprinkled some bacon bits on top and it was tasty.
 
 
Next time I might add some celery, carrots, carmelized onions, ham, bacon, red pepper or some combination.  The liquid can be any combination of evaporated milk, broth, 1 egg, cream soup, or sour cream.
 
 
Enjoy.
 
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