Monday, October 12, 2009

Lunch With Grandma

I visited my Grandma last week.
She gave me a cute brown sweater that she had knitted
and cooked a wonderful lunch.

The main meal was Tater Crust Tuna Pie, mashed potatoes and green beans.
It was so yummy!
Tater Crust Tuna Pie
Crust: 1 cup flour
1/2 cup potato flakes
1/2 cup butter
4 Tbs. ice water
1 can 2.8 oz french-fried onions - divided
Filling: 3/4 cup potato flakes
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese - divided
2 Tbs. chopped green olives
1 can 6.5 oz tuna - drained and flaked
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 egg
Combine flour and potato flakes, cut in butter until crumbly.
Add water, 1 Tbs at a time, until dough is moist enough to hold together.
Press pastry over bottom and up sides of ungreased 9 in or 10 in pie plate.
Set aside 1/2 cup of french fried onions.
Sprinkle remaining onions into pastry shell.
In a bowl, combine all fill ingredients except 1/2 cup of cheese.
Spoon filling over onions.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 mins.
or until crust is golden.
Sprinkle with reserved cheese and onions.
Bake additional 5-10 mins or until cheese is melted.
Let stand 5 mins before cutting.
6-8 servings.

Then we had a delicious squash pie.
It's just like pumpkin pie, but fluffier and lighter and made from my Grandma's homegrown squash.

And then we had blackberry/apple pie.
Hee hee!
We like pie.
My Grandma's blackberry crop was really good this year.

My Grandma with one of her giant squash.
She's 86 years young.
The squash is 4 months old.

My Grandma's food closet.
Look at that beautie!

Potatoes, onions and garlic too!


  1. OMG... that is quite a pantry.... ill be dreaming of that pantry until i have my own house :)

  2. Sounds like a wonderful time and great looking chow! Really like the pantry collection. I missed out on making blackberry pie this year, I focused on jelly instead.

    Laurie (BYC)

  3. WoW... YOUR GRANDMA ROCKS! I'd love to visit her... everything looks Beautiful and I'm sure taste amazing........

  4. What a fantastic Grandma... and what an impressive pantry...... I don't think I have ever seen anything like it!!!

  5. Very impressed by Gradma's food storage/pantry looks like shes a very smart woman!

    And that Buttenut Pumpkin!!! Wow!

  6. Oh gosh, I love that pantry!! Please adopt me. x