Thursday, July 30, 2009

Hamburger Pie, Carrot Salad, and Fruit Cocktail Cake

It's Thursday and our day is off to a running start around here. We had the pest control guy here to spray the lawn at 8:00 because I had to have Ben at his summer job by 9:00. Hubby and Justin are always up and out early, but Ben and I usually get to sleep until 7:30, so this morning was a little different. If I have a service person coming, though, I love to get that first appointment time!

I'm now going to share three of my "let's try it" recipes. The first one today is from a Southern Living Magazine from the 60's. It's called Hamburger Pie and what makes it interesting and different to me is that you use a box of seasoned stuffing mix in it.

Hamburger Pie

Mrs Wilson J. Haskett,
Alexandria, Virginia

1 pkg. herb-seasoned stuffing mix
1 C boiling water
1/2 C butter, melted (I will use Heart Smart and cut it in half)
1 lb. ground beef
1 C shredded cheddar cheese
1 egg, beaten
1/4 C catsup
2 tsp instant minced onion
1 tsp seasoned salt
1/2 tsp sweet basil
1/8 tsp black pepper

Combine stuffing, water and melted butter; mix well. Reserve 1 C of mixture. Press remaining stuffing into 10-inch pie plate to form pie shell. Brown ground beef until done; remove from heat. Stir in remaining ingredients and the cup of stuffing. Spoon into pie shell and bake at 375 degrees for 15 min. or longer if desired. Makes 4 servings.

Next two are from a very old-looking index card from an estate sale:

Carrot Salad
(Written in beautiful penmanship-no name given)

1 pkg. thin carrots, grated
2 hard-boiled eggs, grated
20 saltine crackers, crumbled
1 small onion, grated
Salad dressing to suit taste

Fruit Cocktail Cake
(Other side of same card)

1 medium can fruit cocktail
2 C self-rising flour
2 eggs
1 3/4 C sugar

Bake 30 to 35 min. at 350 degrees.


1 stick margarine
3/4 C sugar
1 small can of Pet Milk
1 can Angel Flake Coconut

Boil 4 or 5 min. Pour over cake while it is hot.

I'll be joining Joy of Desserts and Krazy Kitchen to swap recipes today.<


  1. Marcia, you should reenter on McKlinky with the URL for THIS post, not just the main URL for your blog, so that people can find your recipe even after today, especially since your headline is not the same as the recipe name you used on McKlinky. Just trying to help you.

  2. Wow you were busy! This week I did White Sangria. Hope you'll link up over at Momtrends Friday Feasts: