Thursday, November 4, 2010

Tatertot Casserole

Today I am thankful got Tatertot Casserole.

This may seem random but let me explain. Tomorrow is Anthony's birthday and he will be at his dad's house. I have plans tonight and last night was church so Tuesday night we celebrated Anthony's birthday with his choice for dinner and a cake.

For those of you that know me - Debbie baked the cake and I just frosted it and put sprinkles :)

So anyway tatertot casserole . . .My friend Rachel introduced us to this yummy dish. It seemed that everytime we were invited to her house, she would ask what we wanted and we always said Tatertot Casserole. She joked several times, "I can make something else". We knew that, as she is an awesome cook, but this was always our choice :)

Rachel is one of my best friends so tatertot casserole cannot be mentioned or made without thinking of her. Back in my stay at home mom days, she was going to College and I was keeping Jeffrey. We would try to go to her house for lunch at least once every six months - food of choice - you guessed it Tatertot Casserole :)

So I guess when I say I am thankful for Tatertot Casserole, I am really thankful for Rachel and the many memories that we share together. I love you girl and those lunches and dinners and well everything else are precious memories that mean everything to me!

Here is my recipe for Tatertot - it may not be your thing, but if it is - enjoy :)
****note this varies slightly from Rachel's but is basically the same - you can adapt it to your preferences and tastes too*******

1 bag of frozen tatertots - slightly thawed
2lbs of hamburger (or turkey burger or 1 of each)
1 8 oz bag of shreaded cheese
2 cans of cream of mushroom soup(or cream of chicken if you have allergies or aversion to mushrooms)
1 16oz sour cream
Salt, Pepper, Garlic Salt (or powder), minced onion to taste

Pre-heat oven to 375
Brown meat while seasoning to taste - drain
Prepare a 9X13 pan by spraying
Mix all ingredients with half the cheese
Place in pan - Cover with remaining cheese
Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour or until heated through
Serve while making memories :)

4 comments:

  1. Mmmm!
    I'm saving this recipe!

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  2. Love you Jodi!!! Our purple square. I love you tons and hate that we haven't got to spend as much time together recently :( Thank you for this post though, it brought tears to my eyes thinking about all of our good memories shared over Tater Tot Casseroll :)

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  3. Love you too Racheleeeeee and the kiddos too - many memories made and MANY yet to come!!!

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  4. I love the last line..."serve while making memories"!!! The BEST part about tatertot casserolle!!!

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