Monday, January 11, 2010

Menu Plan Monday Pantry Challenge 1/11/10

This is week two of the Eat from the Pantry Challenge!

Monday: Baked Salmon, Rice & Vegetables (Cub Scouts)
Tuesday: Ho-Bo's
Wednesday: Tourtiere (French Pork Pie, recipe below) & Steamed Vegetables
Thursday: Cranberry Barbecue Crockpot Meatballs & Mashed Potatoes (teaching a class)
Friday: Pizza
Saturday: Apple Sausages
Sunday: Tuna Casserole

Tourtiere

Ingredients:

2 lbs. ground pork
1 med. onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 potato, peeled and quartered
1/8 - 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/8 - 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
Salt and pepper to taste
1 - 1 1/2 c. chicken stock

Pastry for a double crust pie
1 egg yolk beaten with 1 tbsp. water for glaze

Directions:

Combine all ingredients except pastry and egg yolk. Blend thoroughly. Simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes, stirring frequently. Skim any excess fat. Cook until mixture is tender and moist, but not wet. Let the meat mixture cool. Remove potato and mash with a fork. Return to meat mixture and mix well. Check seasoning.

Roll dough and line a deep 9 inch pie pan with 2/3 of the pastry. Add the filling. Brush edges of crust with egg glaze. Roll out top crust and arrange on top. Seal, make vent holes to allow steam to escape and brush with egg glaze. Bake the tourtiere in a preheated 375 degree oven for 40-50 minutes or until crust is browned.

1 comment:

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Wonderful post- I am also having an "Eat From My Freezer/Pantry Challenge". Good for you to use up what you have. I can just see the back of the top shelf of my freezer! YEA!!!
I love the recipe for the pork pie, Thanks.
Yvonne