Monday, October 26, 2009

Fall into Flavor

I am sorry that I haven't gotten around to your Project 365 posts to comment yet. We had a little mini crisis here youngest son blacked out in church yesterday. He is fine, but you can imagine that it freaked us out a bit (and everyone else too). We have some wonderful docs in our congregation and he was checked out thoroughly. We still aren't sure what happened, possibly low blood sugar, but he is good. So after dealing with that and watching him like a hawk all afternoon, I was too spent to read blogs.
I will for sure get to them today!

I am joining Linda at 2nd cup for her Fall into Flavor today.
I love this meme, because I love trying new recipes.
I made this recipe last week and my boys loved it!

Beef, Cheddar and Potato Pie

2 pounds lean ground beef
2 carrots, cut into 1/4 inch cubes
1 med onion, cut into 1/4 inch cubes
2 stalks celery, cut into 1/4 inch cubes
1 large clove garlic, finely chopped
1 lrg baking potatoe, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch cubes
1/2 cup dark beer (I used miller lite, it's what I had)
8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
salt and pepper
2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed but cold
1 large egg yolk, beaten with 1 Tbls water

Preheat the oven to 375. In a skillet, combine the beef, carrots, onion, celery, garlic and potato and cook, breaking up the meat, over medium high heat until the beef is cooked through and some liquid has evaporated, about 15 minutes. lower the heat to medium, add the beer and cook for 10 minutes. add the cheese, 2 tsp salt (add slowly, mine was a bit salty) and 1/2 pepper. Let cool.

On a floured surface, roll 1 puff pastry sheet into a 12 inch round. place in a deep pie dish. roll the remaining puff pastry sheet into an 11 inch round. using a slotted spoon, transfer the meat mixture into the pie. lightly brush the edge of the crust with some of the egg wash, then place the 2nd sheet on top. press the edges to seal.

Place the pie on a baking sheet. brush the top with more of the egg wash and cut an "S" into the pastry. Sprinkle with 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. bake for 45 minutes, tenting with foil if the crust darkens too quickly. Transfer to a rack to cool for 15 minutes.


Head over to Linda's for some more fall recipes!!


SmilingSally said...

I'm happy to learn that you had drs. on hand to check him out. There's something about all of those hormones that are raging through his body ... Our son passed out once around the same age. He was/is fine.

Kim said...

Scary experience! Glad he's feeling better. Bet it took most of the day to get your heart rate back to normal!

This recipe looks really delicious. Will have to see if I can find the puff pastry dough here. If not, I'll improvise :-)

SnoWhite said...

that looks really yummy!!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Sounds good -- looks great!

Darla said...

i'm glad your son is ok, whew! that would be scary... i think i will have to try this recipe! it looks wonderful!

H-Mama said...

What a scare! So glad to hear he is okay now. ((hugs))

Sara said...

Yikes! Scares like that are NO fun. So glad there were people around that could tend to him and make sure he was okay. I would have been the same as you watching him like a hawk!
MMMMMMMMM, that looks so good!

Growin' with it! said...

same thing (almost happened) with my Dman...although he was on stage in kids church w/ a knight costume on doing a skit. 2 little knights almost went kaputz. thank goodness for sunday morning donuts. glad to hear your cutie is okay.

Mocha with Linda said...

Glad your boy's okay.

That pie looks like real comfort food!

Michelle said...

SO glad that your son is okay!

Jill said...

Glad your son is okay!

This recipe looks DELICIOUS! Think we will try it at The Glen!

Thanks Sara!

Sarah said...

Sounds like everything is A-Ok...good! AND that recipe looks delish... *gurgle, gurgle* that's from my tummy. :)

LuAnn said...

So glad he is o.k. Very scarey for any parent.
I will be making this for supper at the end of the week. Sounds great.

Jamie @ Six Bricks High said...

What a scare that would glad your son is okay.

That recipe looks like a real crowd pleaser.

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

I am so glad that you son is OK. I can only imagine how scary that was.

This recipe sound really good. I bet it freezes well also.


SusanD said...

So glad your son is doing great. Your recipe sounds delicious.

I finally have internet service again and my photos are up. YAY!

Blessings, SusanD

Heather of the EO said...

Oh how scary for all of you. I hope you feel peace and comfort, reassurance that he's OK.

And also...YUM. :)

Karin said...

Wow..that must have been frightening. Glad he is okay. Your hamburger pie looks yummy. :) Ya know, I can't make it though because it has more than 5 ingredients. hee!

Mama Belle said...

Sorry to hear about your son. Reminds me that our worship leader has passed out twice on stage while I was singing with him. Know what it was? Low blood sugar, stress, and he had been sick the week of the incidents. It was crazy.

Your pie looks delightful! And, way easier than the dish I cooked. I'll have to try it out.

StephieAnne said...

Super scary - so glad he is doing okay and you had lots of folks letting you all know that things were okay. Your meal looks great and I'm heading on over right now for some more fall recipes!

KD said...

So glad your son is OK.

This pie looks wonderful. Can't wait for Hubby to get home so I can try it!

Anonymous said...

Glad your son is OK!

This looks SO good. I'm always looking for ground beef recipes that don't involve some sort of tomato sauce (he doesn't like it).

Is the beer a necessity? Can it be subbed for something else? Because we live on a seminary campus, and having a beer in the fridge could get us kicked out...