Christmas Eve Dinner

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Here is a great recipe from my Soulful Helpings cookbook (now available at Calgary Co-op stores). A savory sensation that is sure to warm your heart as well as your tummy. Serve with carrots and green beans.

Tourtiere

2 Tbsp. Butter

1 Small onion chopped

1 Clove crushed garlic

1/2 Lb. Lean ground veal

1 Lb. Lean ground pork

2 Tbsp. Chopped fresh thyme

2 Tbsp. Chopped fresh sage

2 Tbsp. Chopped fresh parsley

1 Tbsp. Chopped fresh rose-mary

1 Tsp. Poultry seasoning

1 Tsp. Salt

1 Tsp. Pepper

1/4 Cup Flour

1 1/2 Cup Beef stock

1 Recipe Rich plain pastry (enough for a double crust 9 inch pie). Use your own pastry or buy prepared pastry shells.

Mushroom Gravy

2 Tbsp. Butter ¼ Cup Finely chopped onion 2 Cups Sliced mushrooms 2 Tbsp. Flour 2 Cups Beef stock ½ Tsp. Salt ½ Tsp. Pepper ½ Tsp. Dried thyme 1 Tbsp. Liquid beef concentrate

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