Friday, March 8, 2013

Vodka Pie Crust

1 1/4 c flour
1/2 t salt
1 T sugar
6 T (3/4 stick) cold butter, cut into 1/4 in slices
1/4 c cold veg shortening
2 T cold vodka
2 T cold water

Combine 3/4 c flour, salt, and sugar. Mix well. Cut in shortening and butter, using pie cutter to mix until flour is mixed in, and it looks like cottage cheese.  

Add remaining 3/4 c flour-evenly mix it in.
Sprinkle vodka and water over mixture.
With rubber spatula, use folding motion to mix, pressing down on dough until it sticks together.
Wrap in plastic, place in fridge 45 min.  
On floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8in.
Place in pie pan
Cook @ 425 degrees until golden color, about 15-20min.

Josee Simonson's recipe, found in Omaha World Herald in 2009 or so.

Raisin Cream Pie (mom)

1 1/2 c raisins: Boil in water, shut off and drain.
Add 2/3 c. sugar,
1 T. flour
pinch of salt
Add 1 1/2 c cream
3 eggs yolks
1 t. vanilla
Cook til thick.
Pour in 1 baked pie shell.

Mom (Estele) got this from Melodi Roseberry

Moms Best Meat Loaf

1 1/2 lb ground beef
    {I like 1lb gr beef, 1/2 lb. gr pork}
3/4 c milk
1 egg
3/4 c bread crumbs
1 med onion
1 T. chopped gr pepper
1 T ketchup
1 T worchestershire
1 1/2 t. salt
1 t. horseradish
1 t. dillweed
1 t. sugar
1 t. ground allspice

Bake for 15-20min, and then mix and spread on top:
1/4 c ketchup
2 T. brown sugar
1 T mustard
season to taste with salt and pepper

Bake total of 1- 1.5 hours at 350