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I received a lovely letter from a lady in Highland, Illinois who asked me not to print her name. I will share a portion of her letter for you. “Great news! My friend is about to become a mother in law. Her mother had given her a book of recipes before her marriage and now she is compiling a book for her daughter. In it are favorites of family and friends. I was honored to be asked for some of my mine.”. She goes on to say “I was a child during the depression. I was raised to be frugal, make do and don’t waste.” This lady is sharing a recipe for Pot Pie Lid (crust). She says “you can use up a little meat and vegetables. At our house we called them ‘must goes’ instead of leftovers. We thought it sounded fancier.” i love that word “must goes”. I think the next time I am serving leftovers to my husband, instead of telling him we are having leftovers, I will say we are having “must goes”!
Pot Pie Lid (crust)
• 1 1/3 cup flour
• 1/2 tsp salt
• 1/2 tsp paprika
• 1/2 cup shortening
Mix with pastry blender (or use 2 forks) as you do for pie crust. Add 3 to 4 Tbsp cold water. Roll out to fit over a baking dish or pan that you have filled with cooked meat and veggies. They can be left overs or “must goes”. A small amount of gravy or sauce may be used inside that pie before adding the lid (crust). Bake at 425 degrees for 25 minutes.
I have never heard of adding paprika to a pie crust, but this sounds like a great idea for a pot pie!
This dear lady has another recipe, saying “it is tasty, economical and easy”. It can be used anytime, for breakfast, lunch or dinner.”
and Sausage Pie
• 1 lb bulk pork sausage
• 1 pkg corn muffin mix
• 2 cups sliced apples
(canned or fresh)
Fry sausage, breaking into crumbles until done. Drain off fat. Mix corn muffin mix as directed on the package. Add sausage to the batter. Pour into a greased 9” round cake pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. While it’s baking, simmer the apples with 1/4 cup sugar until soft. Place on top of the pie. Serve hot.
She added this note to above recipe: “I like a little pancake syrup on the apples too. No apples? Try applesauce on top.”
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