My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Ground Hog Pie

Happy Ground Hog Day! This is what's for dinner at my house. I know I posted this before. This is just a reminder.

Groundhog Day is a holiday worth celebrating, even if you don't get a day off work. Everyone is interested in whether he actually sees his shadow and what the weather has in store for the next 6 weeks.

Where I live my favorite grocery doesn't carry groundhog meat, thank heavens. I have plenty of the little creatures running around the farm, but I have them all named and would not dream of having one for dinner. So the best way to celebrate this holiday is to serve a dish containing "ground hog".

Ground Hog Pie
8 servings

1 1/2 pound of potatoes, 2 or 3 medium
1 pound ground pork
1 cup chopped onions
2 teaspoons seasoned salt (Les's is best, recipe posted)
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 9-inch unbaked pie shell, homemade or bought, not the frozen ones
1 cup hottest tap water
2 teaspoons granular chicken bouillon or cubes
3 eggs
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
Fresh parsley for garnish

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Scrub potatoes, prick with a fork and microwave 8-10 minutes, until tender, not quite done.
3. Brown pork and onion in skillet; add seasoned salt, pepper.
4. Drain mixture well and add dried thyme. Pour into pie shell.
5. Carefully peel cooled potatoes and slice 1/4-inch thick.
6. Arrange slices over pork mixture.
7. Whisk together hot water and bouillon and eggs, whisk until smooth.
8. Pour over potatoes.
9. Brush potatoes with melted mutter, using all the butter.
10. Bake 30 minutes, remove from oven and sprinkle with cheese, bake an additional 20-30 minutes or until cheese is browned and bubbly.
11. Let set 5-10 minutes before cutting into 8 wedges.


  1. You scared me with that title! I thought perhaps Randy had come home from vacation grumpy and had started shooting animals on the farm.

  2. This is interesting for sure. I am going to link to this one on Friday. I'm thinking of posting a story about candy hearts, so something savory makes it well rounded.

    Thanks for sharing,


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