Friday, October 29, 2010

Upside Down Deep Dish Pizza Casserole

I love it when I can transpose one of Mary's recipes to be gluten free. Now for those of you who are not gluten free you can directly to Mary's website "Deep South Dish" and make her version. Lordy be if I didn't have to eat without gluten I'd weigh a ton because I think I'd make everything this girl has listed. Sometimes it pays to have to be on a special diet.

I have been wanting to try this for a while and now that my blood pressure is giving me problems I decided to make it really fast before my doctors appointment. Yes, I'm afraid I'll have to stop eating things like this for a while.

Upside Down Deep Dish Pizza Casserole
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8 ounces of shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 tablespoon of canola oil
1 cup of chopped onion
1/2 cup of chopped green bell pepper
2-3 ounces of pepperoni, roughly chopped
1 pound of lean ground beef
1 (14 ounce) jar of pizza sauce
1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
1 cup of milk
1 tablespoon of canola oil
2 eggs
1 cup of your favorite gf baking mix (I use Pamela's)
1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 inch glass baking pan with non-stick cooking spray and sprinkle the mozzarella cheese evenly on the bottom of the baking pan; set aside.

Heat the 1/2 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium high heat and cook the onion and bell pepper until soft, but not browned. Add the beef and cook until browned. Stir in the pepperoni and cook another 4 minutes; drain if needed. Stir in the pizza sauce and Italian seasoning and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the milk, oil and eggs. Add the flour and the salt to the milk mixture and whisk until well blended and smooth.

Carefully transfer the meat mixture evenly over the layer of mozzarella in the prepared pan. Pour the batter on top of the meat mixture, making sure to cover completely. Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese evenly on top.

Bake at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes or until golden brown and puffy. Casserole with deflate and resemble an upside down deep dish pizza.

Serves about 6
hahaha and I made it for two!! We eat a lot ya'll!!!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Company and Gluten Free German Chocolate Bundt Cake

I recently put some finishing touches on my decorating and this is all folks. I don't like to spend a lot of money just a little bit every year.

We've had a fun day today, Honey's parents came for a brief visit and we were able to show them around town. After a trip through the Hills we went to guess where? YOU GUESSED IT "Crystal Grill" for lunch and they agreed with everyone else it was wonderful. Then we continued to tour downtown and Grand Blvd and we visited The Museum of the Mississippi Delta, which I think they really enjoyed. After our museum tour Dad was more than ready to return home, you know how Dad's are they can't be away from home long! :-)

Me and Momma Joyce with our military coats on. In case you don't know she was the Rebel!

 We didn't get a thing to drink!!!!

Father and Son, Two American Farmers

What fun we had and memories were made! Come see us again sometimes!!!

See you later friends!! Have a good weekend!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Home again, home again, jiggety-jig.

I've been with the girls for a night so that I could attend a bridal shower. It's always fun spending time with Punkin. We went to the local John Deere store and played on the toy tractors and then went out to eat. This morning I got up and got in the recliner because I felt that I was taking a headache when I heard a squeal. I kind of ignored it hoping that she would go back to sleep and curled up in the recliner with a blanket, then I heard it again followed by a whine so Gammy gave in and went to the room. She looked up over the edge of her crib and smiled real big, how could I resist. I picked her up and we snuggled in the recliner for a while until she started putting her fingers all over my face in places that they didn't belong. At this point I put her down on the floor to play. Oh the fun of being a grand-ma!!!

In November one of our nieces is getting married so all my children will be home. We plant to have Thanksgiving/Christmas together at that time. I can't wait it will be so much fun visiting with the adults and playing with the children. My oldest grand-daughter just turned nine, I can't believe it!!!!! Time slips right between our fingers and is gone before we know it.

Here are a few photos that Austin took of us with my Mac....

She didn't stay still.
She could see herself and thought it was so funny. I love the funny faces of a baby.
much better
Up and running. Now it time for me to attend the shower and then home again, home again, jiggety-jig. I have to hurry before the ballgame comes on. Go Dawgs!!!!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Bacon Quiche

The harvest is finally over for us and we are preparing the soil for planting before the rain settles in. My allergies are killing me so I am praying for rain soon. I know God knows best but we are soooo dry here, I really think a good shower would help tremendously.

 I enjoyed spending time with Ash and Punkin last weekend as Ash hosted a Matilda Jane trunk show. My job was to keep up with Punkin and keep her happy. I was so thankful when one of Ash's friends came by with her children they kept Punkin happy as long as they were there. When they left I was on the run, that child keeps us busy! By the time her Daddy and PePaw came in she was ready for some time with men, I think she'd had all of us she could stand for one day.

I haven't cook anything new in a while but here is an old faithful I thought you would like. I am planning on breakfast for supper because Honey and I haven't had it in a while.

This is a wonderful easy Quiche recipe that my whole family loves.

3 eggs
1 1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup butter or margarine; melted
1/2 cup baking mix (I use Pamela's)
dash pepper
8 strips of bacon; cooked and crumbled
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

In a blender, combine eggs, milk and butter. Add biscuit mix and pepper; cover and process for 15 seconds. Pour into greased 9-in. pie plate. Top with bacon and cheese.

Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.

Enjoy friends and I hope you have a great week.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Travel tips from you to me

Honey and I have decided to take a trip, we need to get away for around a week. If you know anything about farmers you know that they work ALL the time, we have not been anywhere outside of visiting our children in five years. WOW

So I'm soliciting your help, we want to go somewhere in November or December that we could enjoy some site seeing, eating and resting. We're not like the average couple in that due to Honey's back problems we are limited in how much and what we can do in one day.

Some of the places that we have been and enjoyed are: Chattanooga, Nashville and Memphis TN, San Antonio TX, all over Indiana and Kentucky, Colorado (only in the summer) etc.

I was thinking of maybe New Orleans that's  a place that in the past I have far from loved but have not been there in years so it may be fun to return. I would also LOVE to attend a Satins football game. Have you read Drew Bree's book? If not you must, it is wonderful. I've also check the area for restaurants that can accommodate gluten free eating and they have many!

Then what about the Ozarks? I may be too cold there.

So where have you been that two older people might enjoy? Give me some ideas before Honey decides that he's too busy and we make it six years with no break! :(

Thank you friends I know I can count on you!!! Please HURRY!!!!!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Gluten Free Potatoes, Beef and Peppers

I may be early but I couldn't wait any longer!

 I took some flowers that were in the plants sent when my Mom passed back in 2004 and made an arrangement for my table. I am kind of a sentimental person.

I am in the fall mood and I know it may be early to drag out fall decorations but today I couldn't stand it any longer. While watching "Julie and Julia" I decorated for fall. Well, what little I could with what I had on hand. Now I need to go shopping and buy a few things to add to my collection.

By the way have you seen "Julie and Julia"? I enjoyed it but I've been trying to cut back on what I eat and I thought I would starve before the end of the show.

Tonight for supper I made a new potato dish. I had some potatoes and yellow peppers that were getting old so I needed to use them. Can't waist yellow peppers I love those things. Here's what I did step by step you can alter, add to, multiply it or leave it just like it is!

I took:

1 lb ground beef (I used venison) and browned it with salt and pepper added. While my venison was browning I sliced a large yellow pepper into strips.

When the venison was good and brown I poured it into a colander to drain and added about 1 tsp of EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) to the same pan and added the sliced yellow peppers to this. I let the peppers begin to cook while I peeled and sliced four medium potatoes.

Then in a casserole dish I placed a layer of potatoes topped with the venison. On this I sprinkled garlic salt and black pepper. Then I added a layer of the yellow peppers I did this same thing again.

Then I mixed up 2 packages of Lipton cream of chicken cup a soup and poured over my dish.

I cooked this real slow covered in a 350 degree oven for  about 2 hours you could also put it in a crock pot and cook all day.

It turned out really good I was amazed that when I went to the kitchen to store the leftovers Honey had eaten all but one helping.

Check back later and see what else I come up with! Thanks for visiting!!!!