Hamburger Pie

The heat wave has officially hit here in our neck of the woods and it is ghastly!  This past week my husband and daughter requested a few of their favorite meals and most all of them required baking in the hot oven. What’s a momma to do?  Why, make dinner in the morning before it gets too hot!  I thought I’d share Friday’s feast with you all, “Hamburger Pie.”  It’s been a family favorite for years now.  You can tweak it to your liking, too. 

Hamburger Pie


2 deep dish pie shells, baked to package directions

1 1/2 lbs. ground beef

1 medium onion, diced

8 oz. tomato sauce

2 cans green beans, drained (this last time I made this, I used one jar of green beans my aunt canned. It was the equivalent of two cans from the grocery store.)

1/2 cup of fresh mushrooms, sliced (optional)  The hubby and daughter despise them, so I omit them. Sigh…

1 1/2 teaspoon Cumin

Salt and pepper, to taste

1 1/2 cups of shredded cheese of your choice (I use extra sharp cheddar)


After preparing pie crusts, preheat oven to 350°.  Season ground beef with salt and pepper and brown the beef with onions. Drain off any fat. 


Add green beans and tomato sauce to beef. Add cumin and then divide mixture between both pie shells.  


Place on baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Add shredded cheese and return to oven for about 5-10, or until cheese is completely melted.  

Since this makes two pies, and there are only three of us, I placed the second pie in a large freezer bag, date it and put in my freezer for a future meal. I do not add cheese to the second one until I’m ready to bake it. 


Bon appétit!


1 Corinthians 10:31 KJV

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. 

Dinner Party with the Girls

This past Saturday night I hosted a dinner party for my high school friends. No husbands and kids allowed! Just dinner and laughs with the girls. It was much needed for all with the hustle and bustle of our busy lives.
I broke out my antique China and served ham roll ups, veggies and dip for appetizers. Next up, I served a Greek salad. For the main dish we ate roasted red pepper pasta served with crusty bread and pineapple sweet tea to drink. Finally for dessert, lemon-lime pound cake with berries and whipped topping. Great food plus great friends equals a great night.
Do you still get together with your high school friends? If not, call them up, share some laughs. If possible, share a great night of food with even more laughs and making new memories for future laughs!

Have a blessed day!


Let the Fun Begin!

The start of momma-daughter week has begun.  First on the list, an algebra 2 test!   Although my dear, sweet daughter is not so excited about this. Lol.  Next up, after all schoolwork is complete, the first of many movies to be watched!  🎉👏 We’ve got The Goonies on tap for the first flick and pizza sandwiches for munching on.  Let the movies and munchies begin!

Pizza Sandwich
Boar’s Head Pepperoni
Onions, cut up into chunks
Bell pepper, cut into chunks
Pizza sauce
Pepper jack cheese
Sourdough bread
Olive oil

Heat olive oil in skillet. Add onions and peppers. Saute until onions are translucent. Add pepperoni to heat through.  Toast sourdough bread slices and add pizza sauce and cheese to bread. Next, add pepperoni, peppers and onions. Enjoy!

May your movies be funny and your munchies be yummy! 

Have a blessed day!