Sour Cream Raisin Pie

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So…It’s been a while… Life here has been busy as usual with homeschooling, daily activities, a couple of minor surgeries and birthdays. My baby girl turned a year old in December! She is such a sweet little girl! I can’t believe she is getting so big already! My other kids are all chomping at the bit waiting for spring. They are ready to spend their days outdoors, riding their bikes and playing. And while I enjoyed  winter, I am ready for spring too!

Lately, I have been making a lot of the foods that I grew up eating. Today I made a Sour Cream Raisin Pie.  I love this pie because not only is it delicious but it is very simple to make!

You will need:

1 cup sugar

3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 cup sour cream

3 eggs, slightly beaten

2 cups raisins

1 unbaked pie shell

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Combine all ingredients

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Pour into uncooked pie shell.

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Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes then reduce oven to 350 degrees and bake for 30 more minutes.

Allow to cool for at least 15 minutes before slicing and serving. A little whipped cream on top makes it extra yummy! 🙂

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Snappy Lunch Pork Chop Sandwich

Here in NC the Andy Griffith Show is a big favorite. Most of us that live here have grown up with Andy, Opie, Barney and Aunt Bee as if they were part of the family. The show still airs every week night. 🙂 Though we were all saddened by Andy Griffith’s recent passing he will always be legendary in this part of the south!

The Andy Griffith Show was set in the fictitious Mayberry, NC which was based on Andy Griffith’s home town Mt. Airy, NC.

Many of the places mentioned on the show are real places in Mt. Airy. One such place is the Snappy Lunch Diner. The Snappy Lunch is famous for its pork chop sandwich. Check out this Southern Living video about the Snappy Lunch. If you make it over  to Mt. Airy, be sure to stop in the Snappy Lunch and order a sandwich. For those of you who would like to try it now, here is the recipe.

You will need:

Thin cut slices of pork tenderloin

Oil (for frying)

1 cup flour

1 Tablespoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 egg

2/3 cup milk

Burger buns

Yellow mustard

Coleslaw

Canned chili (no beans)

Tomato slices

Mix the flour, sugar and salt together. Whisk the eggs and milk together.

Add milk and egg mixture to flour mixture and stir until smooth

Heat about 1/2 inch of oil on medium heat Dip the pork into batter and then place into heated oil.

Cook until golden brown on both sides.

Spread mustard on bun

Place cooked pork chop on bun

Add a large spoonful of chili

Add tomato slices

Top with coleslaw

Enjoy the sandwich, y’all! 🙂

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Cornbread Sausage Casserole

I can’t believe how fast summer is flying by! Right now we are preparing for the new school year. This year I have a child in second grade, one in first grade and a preschooler…I think we are going to have a fun and exciting year! My seven year old just started piano lessons this week and has amazed us with how quickly he catches on. I also have lots of fun projects and some new subjects that we will be introducing this school year.

Today I spent time organizing our home school drawers and getting our materials together. Since I have been very busy all day, I wanted something easy to make, but filling and tasty too. So, I whipped up this sausage and cornbread casserole and it was a big hit!

You will need:

1 lb sausage roll

1 onion

1 green pepper

3 garlic cloves, minced

6 oz. can large black olives, pitted, drained and chopped in half

2 cups salsa

2 boxes of Jiffy corn muffin mix (8.5 oz)

2 eggs (for the corn muffins)

2/3 cup milk (for the corn muffins)

8 oz. bag shredded Colby and Monterey Jack cheese

Chop the onion and green pepper.

Fry the sausage, onions, peppers and garlic on the stove top

When the sausage is fully cooked add in the olives and salsa

Pour mixture into a casserole dish and top with 1/2 of the cheese

Mix the corn muffin mix according to the package. Spread corn muffin mixture on top of sausage mixture

Sprinkle evenly with the rest of the cheese

Bake for 25 -30  minutes (or until toothpick comes out of corn muffin batter clean) in preheated oven (400 degrees).

Mmmm…comfort food at its best! 🙂

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My Comfort Food – Schnitzel

One of my big weaknesses is fried foods. I know…they are bad for me… 😉

Don’t worry, I don’t eat them very often. But every now and then I want some comfort foods like fried chicken or schnitzel.

I am often surprised at how many people do not know what schnitzel is. I think most often people expect some sort of pastry or sausage. Weiner schnitzel was traditionally made out of veal or pork cutlets that were pounded thin, breaded and fried. There are lots of different ways of serving schnitzel: different toppings, sauces and even fillings you can use. However, I prefer mine to be the very simple traditional version. See?  Not everything I make is spicy! Just in case you were wondering… 😉

To make schnitzel you will need:

6-8  sliced pork loin, pounded thin

1 cup flour

4 eggs

1 TBSP oil

salt and pepper to taste

3-4 cups bread crumbs

1/8 cup oil for frying

After pounding the pork loin slices, dredge them in flour

Whisk eggs with 1 TBSP oil and salt and pepper

Dip flour coated pork loin into egg mixture and coat evenly

Then  dip into the bread crumbs to coat evenly. I usually go back and dip it back into the egg mixture and then into the breadcrumbs a second time to give it a thicker crust.

Fry the schnitzel until golden brown on both sides.

Schnitzel is traditionally served with lemon slices. Drizzle the lemon juice (that is what is in the little white bowls, but I couldn’t get it to show up in the pictures) over the schnitzel.

If you are looking for traditional side dishes to serve with schnitzel try potato salad, mashed potatoes, beets or braised red cabbage. We usually eat ours with potato salad and beets

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