Friday, October 5, 2012

Vegie Pie & my 'hot' dog

A recipe for you meat-less mealtime lovers.
This looks like meat but it's Vegie ground round.
One for dinner and one for the freezer.

While I cooked, Audrey stopped to smell the geranium.

This vegie pie (a meal in itself) is very good but be sure to have some time set aside to make it. I did the crust from scratch so that adds a little extra time but it was worth it.
The retired-guy loves his meat but he raved about this pie.
Then he mentioned something about men shouldn't eat soy products because there is too much estrogen in them. I think he was worried he may never see meat again.

Here's the recipe...
Pre-cook your bottom pie crust.
Saute 1 med.onion, 1/2 cup of sliced mushrooms and 1 pkg. of Yves Vegie Ground Round.
in frying pan.
Chop 2 large carrots, 2 med. potatoes & 2 sticks of celery. Pre-cook using a large pot.
Add the vegie mixture.
Add 1/2 cup each of frozen corn and peas.
Add 1 cup of tomato sauce.
1/4 cup of sugar
As much basil, oregano & cumin as desired.
(I doubled this recipe and put 1/2 teaspoon of each)
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 tsp. soya sauce
1/2 cup water
Bring this to a slow boil
Add 1/4 teaspoon of cornstarch
This should be a stew consistency
Pour this into a pre-cooked pie shell
Put top layer of pie-crust over this  making a hole in the center of the dough.
Cook 350 degrees for 50 minutes.

I had the luck of finding 3 cats in windows today on my leisurely walk with Kane.
I photographed this guy once before but today he actually posed for me.

All our walks are very slow and methodical now. We must stop for every shrub, tree & street post. He has to leave his lovely scent on each and every one. He likes to graze on the grass and look behind every rock. He likes to smell the air. Sometimes he just stands there and lets the wind blow through his hair like Fabio. I have to wait.
When my dog passes a mirror, this is what he sees.

Yes folks. My dog thinks he is this hot. Always has, always will. Actually, I think my dog is better looking than Fabio but I won't tell him that. I have to live with him

I'm joining Camera Critters Meme at

hugs, Deb


  1. I have to try the pie.....and Kane is right.....he is a handsome devil.

  2. Your dinner looks FAB, (tee hee) as does Kane!

  3. I've never precooked the bottom pastry. I can see it would speed up the final process. I'm pinning this and will give it a try. ~ Maureen

  4. Hi Deb! I'm not so good with the old blogging these days, but when I do log in I always take a peek at yours! Nice to see you are well and happy. Sending you hugs from the UK. Kath x

    1. Thanks Kath. I think of you every time I pass your house. I guess it will always be your home in my mind. Happy weekend.

  5. I read the oestrogen bit with interest, is this really so, if it is I'm off to get a cart load of it as mine is fading fast.
    As we age it depletes and I could do with a boost. lol

  6. That pie sounds so good. Once it gets cooler it will be something to make and enjoy, making two of them sounds great also.

    Have a lovely weekend ~ FlowerLady

  7. I'd take Kane over Fabio any day!!!

    Thanks for the pie recipe. It looks delish!

  8. I got a giggle out of your post. I prefer Kane ... Fabio is all hair ......!!!!

  9. Your dog is WAY better looking than Fabio!! And the veg pie looks yum!

  10. I love cats in windows! It makes a walk extra special. LOL about Kane and Fabio! I also love all the kitties in the sun in your last post.

  11. The handsome devil definitely is the canine!

  12. Your post makes me smile! Love the cats in the windows and your dogs portrait!
    Thanks for the yummy veg pie recipe!

  13. I make veggie pie all the time, sometimes using Quorn's Chick'n tenders--a wonderful fall entree. I love your photos and Kane is definitely better looking than Fabio!

  14. That veggie pie looks delicious.
    Kane is a handsome fellow!
    I love all the kitties in windows.