A dish my mom made now and again when we were kids growing up was Hamburger and Potatoes.  It was a quick and easy meal for her to make and a great way to stretch that dollar to feed six kids.  It’s not the prettiest meal one can make, but it’s hearty, filling, and definitely comfort-food for me.

The basic is hamburger, potatoes, onion, garlic powder and a splash of worcestershire, salt and pepper. Fry the potaoes and the hamburger separately, and then combine them when they’re both done.


And speaking of yum…  Victor made dessert tonight!


Fresh Fruit Tart with Almond Cream

  • 1 basic pie crust
  • 1 8oz  can almond paste
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • Fresh fruit
  • Apricot jam for glaze

Line a 10″ tart pan with pie crust and trim.  Line shell with foil add beans or pie weights and bake crust about 30 minutes at 350°.

Thoroughly mix almond paste with heavy cream (food processor or mixer) and spread onto hot tart shell.

Return to oven and bake about 5 minutes.  Cool completely.

When cool, arrange fruit of choice on top of almond cream.

Heat jam and brush on fruit to glaze.

Yum, indeed!