The Great Harvest

I just love the holiday season. I totes get all festive. However, I wish I could be like Walmart and get out the Christmas decorations after Halloween. If I could, I would. The man of the house insists on the day after Thanksgiving. So, well, that's that. Being November, and meaning I have to wait until after we cut the turkey to start dragging out all the ornies, I have begun getting ideas to make Thanksgiving decor a little more exciting. Well, with the help of my little fashion queen. We painted her hand to make a turkey. Classic. Then with the left over paint, I let her go to town.

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Gobble, gobble!

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I see a tree shedding it's leaves. I shall call her work "The Harvest." She is such an arteest.

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More fall (or would fall be capitalized if I am talking about a season? Who can keep up with our English language? It is quite the task) decorations and ideas coming up.

Switching gears, the other day I made a delicious Tomato Pie. I think I made it last year for our family Thanksgiving dinner. Anyripetomato, here is the recipe.
Tomato Pie

2-3 Potatoes
3 Tomatoes
Fresh Garlic
Fresh Basil
Salt
Pepper
3/4 cup Mayonase 
3/4 cup Cheese (I add more)
1 Egg
1/4 cup Water
1/8 cup Onion
Saltine Crackers

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Thinly slice potatoes. Layer bottom of an 9x9 dish. I put a hefty amount of garlic over the potatoes via my garlic press. Add salt and pepper over potatoes. I put a little bit of water over potatoes and put in the oven for about 20 minutes while I prepare the rest of the recipe. 

-Slice tomatoes semi thin. After you pull the potatoes out of the oven, layer the tomatoes on top of them, then add the basil.

-Mix mayo, cheese, egg, water, and onion in a bowl. Spread on top of tomatoes. Crush crackers on top of the mayo mix. Bake one hour. Check the potatoes for tenderness after an hour. When I made this a few days ago, it took a little longer in oven. Serves 2-4.


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I sadly forgot to take a picture of the dish when it was sliced. We were way too hungry. I also want to give my Pampered Chef products a shout-out. I used the stoneware square baker, the garlic press, the mini measure-all cup, and the small stainless mixing bowl. Sponsorship? Hey-oh!

6 comments:

  1. Hi Coffee&Chashmere!
    Love the idea of this casserole! Did you just use regular saltines for the crackers? Have you ever spiced it up with a different type of cracker on the market, like say for example triscuits?

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  2. Thank you!!! It is a super delish dish!! Yes, I used saltines. I haven't tried any other crackers. But, this pie is pretty flexible when it comes to ingredients. A friend of mine used a pie crust instead of the potatoes and didn't add crackers to the top. It was yummy, also. If you try it with different ingredients, I'd love to hear how it comes out!!

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