Cooking Without Photos – Calico Squash Casserole

Shoooweeee! It’s about that time in the South, y’all. That’s right. Squash every night time! If you have a garden, you know exactly what I’m talkin’ about. You try to sneak squash into every meal to use it all up. Then, you give away what you can’t use.

I found this recipe in the previously shared cookbook, “Hungry Like A Wolf: Lake Hamilton Bands”. Calico Squash? Sounds interesting. Let’s do it!

Couple of things:

  1. There’s no way to get exact “cups” of squash without cutting and leaving some behind for something else. I just used a tad more and put the mixture in a bigger pan.
  2. Years ago grocery stores carried 2 Oz jars of pimentos. Maybe they still make them. I couldn’t find any🤷🏻‍♀️. I used half of a 4 Oz jar and saved the rest for next time around.
  3. Make sure you really drain the squash. I’ll do better next time.

Y’all, you’re gonna love this one! It’s so good!!❤️

Cooking Without Photos – Beef Pot Pie

Ahhhhhhh Lake Hamilton! one of our fave places to get away❤️. This week I chose a recipe out of the cookbook, “Hungry Like A Wolf” compiled by Lake Hamilton Bands. Lake Hamilton School District consolidated several smaller schools, one of them being the Bear community.

Bear, AR was once a boom town thanks to wild rumors of gold, silver and other precious metals being found in the Ouachita Mountains surrounding Bear. Folks flooded the area in the late 1800’s. As quickly as it grew and once the truth was found out, population declined just as fast.

At one time Bear produced two newspapers, had 35 mining companies, 5 hotels, 2 saw mills, a post office and of course their own school. Not everyone believed the hype about gold and silver being in the area. The State Legislature revived the Geological Survey of Arkansas and Theodore Comstock was sent to examine the mines surrounding Bear.

In 1888, it was reported that the survey disputed that there was anything of value in the hills surrounding Bear. Once this survey report was made known, mining company stock was made worthless and the town ultimately fell apart.

Sad day, Fam.

On to the recipe!!!

Y’all, when I saw this recipe, I just stared in amazement. How in the world have I never thought of this before? Using beef stew for BEEF POT PIE?! What?!

Couple things:

  1. You’re gonna need salt.
  2. I used jumbo biscuits but I can see how smaller biscuits would be good too.
  3. You could also use pie crust.
  4. Was it the best thing I ever ate? No. But for a quick dinner fix, we will for sure do it again.