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  • Writer's pictureJodi

Early Fall!

I am really having trouble preparing for an unusual Fall. So many changes in my house and preparing our routine to change yet again. I have two in college and only 4 at home, how the heck did that happen? The kids’ sports have already begun with practice and our first game is just about here. We are weaning calves about 2 months early and silage is already in a pile. I can hardly contain myself with the desire to break out the Fall recipes. I just feel that urge to bake some goodies, maybe get a few things in the freezer, for winter. I know that is a bad word this time of year, but the weather has me bewildered. So, I thought this time in my blog I would just share a couple of my favorite recipes. Hope someone can use these and get as much enjoyment out of them as I do.

My first recipe is very special to me, as it was my mom’s. Growing up West River in the Spring all our neighbors would pick a day to get together for branding their calves. The wives all helped each other prepare the meals to feed the crew. My Mom made this pie a lot for branding. All the neighbor ladies had a special pie recipe it seemed.

Strawberry Pie


½ cup oil 1 ½ cup flour

2 Tbsp Sugar ½ tsp salt

2 Tbsp milk

Mix first 3 ingredients with a fork until blended and then put in flour and salt. Mix all ingredients well and pat in pan for a nice flakey crust. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 min or golden brown.


3 Tbsp Strawberry Jell-o 1 Cup sugar

3 Tbsp cornstarch 1 ½ cup water

3 cups fresh strawberries

Cook filling until thick and very clear. Remove from burning and let cool. Slice strawberries in pie shell once filling has cooled pour over strawberries. Refrigerate. Enjoy!!!

My second recipe has become one of my family’s favorites. I got this recipe from a neighbor lady at a Church Potluck. When I first moved to the Seneca community and joined the Catholic Church, we used to have Potluck’s after our 11am Mass. For a Newly Wed this was a great time to gather up recipes. The ladies were always great to visit with and share their recipes. I really miss those days and the amazing fellowship we shared.

Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

2lbs ground beef 2 cups Shredded Frozen Hash Browns or Fresh

1 small onion Salt and Pepper to taste

2 cans cream of mushroom soup

Cheese slices

Brown hamburger and drain. Add onion and soup. Grease 1 ½ quart casserole. Add hash browns and cover with cheese slices, then top with the meat mixture. Bake at 375 degrees for one hour. Enjoy!!

With my kids starting into the crazy mornings school days, breakfast is always a struggle. I am blessed yet again to be a part of yet another community. Faulkton families have been great about opening their homes to my kids when they need a place to go, and the Sport Moms are amazing about feeding our kids before each home game. This has been such a great experience for me and my family. I have received so many great recipes for a busy household (mostly on the run). This recipe is become a family favorite for breakfast.

Breakfast Burritos

2 lbs. Sausage Browned 1 big bag frozen hashbrowns cooked

Scramble a dozen eggs Shredded Cheese (optional)

Prepare 3-4 cups of Sausage Gravy

Mix all together. Put about ½ cup of mixer (depends on how big you want them) on flour tortilla. Roll tortilla and wrap with paper towel, then in aluminum foil. Then freeze. Remove foil and microwave until warm inside. About 1.30 minutes. Enjoy!!

I hope this will be helpful and enjoyable for someone!


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