Archive for December, 2012


In this dry, thirsty land we are giving thanks for an early Christmas gift…snow! Yes, I am thankful for the white stuff. It will replenish the springs and mines that are all but dry up on the mountains. I am also thankful I live where the mountains are gorgeous, I can enjoy, and I don’t have to shovel it! 🙂 Thank you Lord for all your gifts to us. Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!


Jamaica Pies

This is one of our family favorites – Enjoy!

Jamaica Pies

1 lb ground beef ½ tsp thyme
1 clove garlic – pressed 2 Tbsp cornstarch
¾ C diced tomato 2 Tbsp sherry
½ C diced onion ½ C beef broth
½ tsp salt
¼- ½ tsp red pepper

2 C flour 2-3 Tbsp water
1 C shortening 2 Tbsp curry powder

Brown the meat, onions, and garlic
Add spices, cornstarch, sherry, and broth
Bring to a boil, turn to medium and cook until thickened
Let cool

mix flour and curry powder together
cut shortening into flour mixture until it resembles crumbs
add water until dough forms

roll crust into 6 inch rounds
fill with 2-4 Tbsp filling
fold and seal edges with fork, prick for steam vent

Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 425 for 25 minutes
Serve with a green salad and potatoes

Can freeze uncooked pies