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Busy Day

Trying to get the laundry caught up again.  Also did some more baking.  I had mashed potatoes in the fridge needing used, so I tried the Potato Rolls from Mennonite Girls Can Cook.   This is half the recipe and they were DELICIOUS!!  I will definitely be making these again.  Not only do they use leftover potatoes but they use a bunch of eggs too.  Always handy when I’m overwhelmed with eggs.

Tonight’s supper is a new recipe for us but an old, old recipe.  For the beefsteak pie I used blade steaks cut into pieces, always a good choice for stew-type dishes because it cooks up so tender.  As expected, Ella didn’t like it (it has ‘sauce’) but Daddy liked it a lot.


Beefsteak Pie

1 1/2 lb steak, cut into 1 inch cubes

1/4 c cornstarch                                        1 t salt

1/4 t pepper                                                 1/4 t dry mustard

enough instant beef stock for 2 cups (eg, 2 cubes Bovril)

2 c water                                                      3 carrots, diced

2 onions, diced                                          2 potatoes, diced

Mix all the dry ingredients together and dredge meat.  Brown meat in a bit of fat.  Put into a 3qt baking dish.  Add beef broth and water.  Cover and simmer 250F for 1 1/2 hours.  Add diced vegetables and turn oven up to 300F.  Cover and simmer another hour.

Mix together:

1 1/2 c flour                                                  1/4 t salt

3 t bk powder                                               1/4 c butter

3/4 c milk                                                      1/4 c grated cheese

Mix dry ingredients and cut in butter.  Add milk and mix gently to form soft dough.  Roll/pat out 1/2 inch thick.  Sprinkle with cheese and roll up like a jelly roll.  Cut into six 3/4 inch pieces.

Remove casserole from oven and turn up temperature to 450F.  When oven is ready put roll slices on top of stew.  Bake for 15 minutes until rolls are done.


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