Saturday, May 24, 2014
Recipe- Swartz's Potatoes and Meatloaf from Tracy Krauss
1 small bag frozen hash browns
1 can mushroom soup
3 cups milk
1 and ½ cups cheddar cheese grated
2 lbs. ground beef
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
¼ cup ketchup
1 Tbsp. prepared mustard
1 small onion chopped
½ cup milk
1 cup oatmeal
Swartz’s potatoes: Combine hash browns, mushroom soup, milk and cheese. Fold into a greased casserole dish and bake at 375 degrees for one hour.
Meatloaf: combine beef, egg, oatmeal, salt & pepper, ketchup, mustard and chopped onion, and milk. (Mixing with your hands works best) Put into a loaf pan and bake for one hour at 375 degrees. These two make a great combination because they can both go in the oven at the same time. Add a salad or a side vegetable and you have a complete meal.
Lester Tibbett has to leave his farm in Southern Alberta for the big city. It means starting over in an unfamiliar environment - a heavy burden for the guardian of a teenage sister full of angst. The apartment complex to which they relocate is a far cry from their spacious farmhouse and offers little anonymity for a man used to doing things his own way. During the process, he pushes his own loneliness aside in favor of looking after his sister. As Lester struggles to find a church that will meet both their spiritual needs, he quickly learns that neighbors come in many forms, some of them quite meddlesome. Still, he is happy to accept help from an overtly friendly neighbor named Jed who also happens to work for the same construction company. The two soon become friends, despite Jed’s habit of trying to set Lester up with every available single female, and end up frequenting a local pub where Lester is surprised to discover an ‘old school’ mechanical bull just waiting to be ridden. The former rodeo cowboy in him rises up, but not before he meets a mysterious woman who is out of his reach.
Tracy Krauss is a multi-published author, playwright, artist and teacher, with several best selling and award winning novels to her credit. Originally from a small prairie town, Tracy received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Saskatchewan with majors in Art, and minors in History and English. Apart from her many creative pursuits, she directs an amateur theater group and leads worship at her local church. She and her husband, an ordained minister, have lived in many remote and unique places in Canada's north, and currently live in northern British Columbia. For more visit her website: http://tracykrauss.com
Tracy’s story is available on Amazon Kindle, Kobo and Barnes & Noble Nook.
Here is the Amazon Kindle link for the story: http://www.amazon.com/Neighbors-Volume-New-The-Neighborhood-ebook/dp/B00IK6799Q/ref=pd_sim_sbs_kstore_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=11C7DR4V3BKHRHJ3BQM3
Tracy Krauss’ Amazon Author page: http://www.amazon.com/Tracy-Krauss/e/B003J3QU7W/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1