Karen’s Cheesy Potatoes

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On the blog today is a recipe that is so simple that even my mom can make it! Don’t worry, my mother fully admits to not being a huge fan of cooking. Growing up we were treated with such delights burnt cookies even the dogs couldn’t get off the pan, frozen pizza that regularly set off the fire alarm and once, a grilled cheese… without the cheese.

When it comes to cheesy potatoes, however, there are none better than hers! We call it her specialty and can count on her to prepare it as often as we ask for it, which is often!

This is a great recipe to have stashed away for both school nights and get togethers. Most of the ingredients are things you already have in your refrigerator and pantry. Again, it is so easy! Throw everything in a big bowl, mix it up, scoop into a 9×13 and pop in the oven!

This side dish goes well with really anything, we like it best served with ham!

Karen’s Cheesy Potatoes:

What you need:
One bag Frozen Hash Browns
1 1/2 sticks butter (separated)
16 oz Sour Cream
1 can cream of chicken soup
2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 tablespoon minced onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups corn flakes

How it’s done:

Mix thawed hash browns, 1 stick melted butter, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, shredded cheddar cheese, minced onion, salt and pepper in large bowl. Spread in 9 x 13 pan. Cover with corn flakes mixed with 1/2 stick melted butter. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until heated through.

 

 

Chili

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What You Will Need:
2 TB Chili Seasoning (I use this homemade recipe!)
2 Cans Diced Tomatoes (with chilies)
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can corn
1 lb ground beef, browned

How it is done:
1. Brown and drain the ground beef. Add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil.
2. Simmer for 10 minutes
3. Serve with sour cream, cheddar cheese, or oyster crackers!