Food for Thought – July 9, 2013

At Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran we always have a pot luck on the fifth Sunday to honor our most recent members. So here are a couple of recipes to serve a crowd. The first recipe from Joanne Panzetta of Bushnell, FL is extra hearty comfort food with mass appeal.

Potato Bacon Casserole

4 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed

1/2 cup finely chopped onion

8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

1 cup (4 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese

1 egg

1 can (12 oz.) evaporated milk

1/2 tsp seasoned salt

1) In greased 8-inch square baking dish, layer half of potatoes, onion, bacon and cheese. Repeat layers.

2) In a small bowl, whisk egg, milk and salt; pour over potato mixture. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until heated through.

Yield: 8 servings.

The following dessert is from Ginger Price of Elverson, PA. It is delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Apple Raspberry Crisp

10 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples (about 10 medium)

4 cups fresh raspberries

3 Tbsp. plus 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, divided

1-1/2 cups old-fashioned oats

1 cup packed brown sugar

3/4 cup whole wheat flour

3/4 cups cold butter

1) Place apples and raspberries in a large bowl. Add sugar and 3 Tbsp. flour; toss gently to coat. Transfer to greased 13″ x 9″ baking dish.

2) In a small bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, whole wheat and remaining all-purpose flour. Cut in butter; sprinkle over top (dish will be full).

3) Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes, or until filling is bubbly and top is golden brown. Serve warm.

Yield: 12 servings.

This quick, easy, delicious pie is from Eagle Brand.

Lemon Cloud Pie

1 (9-inch) graham cracker crumb crust

1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk

1/2 cup ReaLemon Lemon Juice from concentrate

Yellow food coloring, optional

1 cup (1/2 pint) whipping cream, whipped

In medium bowl, stir together milk, ReaLemon and food coloring, if desired. Fold in whipped cream.

Pour into pastry shell. Chill 3 hours, or until set. Garnish if desired.

Serves: 8.

This last thought from Job 24:33: “He gives safety and support. He sustains the mighty by His strength, and His eyes are on their ways.”

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Until next time,