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Jessicarabbit is one of my favorite people in the blogesphere! She is smart, funny, irreverent, has a boyfriend who bears a remarkable resemblance to “The Count” on Sesame Street, and tends to post photos that prove she retired from stripping on her own terms. She posted this recipe in comments on our very first post. It has been tested, met with great approval, so I now offer it to you!
I have a super easy dish, lots of people know it, I'm sure, but I always get asked to make it to bring to family events and people really like it,
1 bag frozen hashbrown potatoes, cubes
2 cups shredded cheese, a mix of white and yellow works well but it can be any kind you really like
1 can cream of potato soup
1 medium sized container sour cream
A few tablespoons of parmesan
Mix everything except the parmesan up in a bowl, spray some non stick spray into a baking dish, toss the whole mixed up mess in, sprinkle the parmesan on top and bake at about 450 until the top is nice and golden bubbly.
Its really yummy and really simple, but takes about an hour to an hour and a half depending on how big a pan you use and how thick you spread the potatoes out. Yes I know, I'm not very specific and half my words are spelled wrong, its late. But it really is quite tasty and so simple that exact measurements aren't really needed.
Marks note: My son and his girlfriend tried this one the other day and REALLY liked it!
Tshsmom is a Minnesotan, and if there are two things Minnesotans know, it's potlucks and hotdish!
TATER TOT HOTDISH
2 lb pkg tater tots
1 can cr of mushroom soup
1 can cr of celery soup
1 lb ground beef or turkey
Press burger in bottom of 9x13 cake pan.
Sprinkle with onion salt
Lay tater tots side by side and end to end on top of burger.
Mix soups together and spread on top of tater tots.
Bake@375 for 45-60 minutes or until top is glazed and golden brown.
You can also put a layer of Velveeta or American cheese between the burger and tater tot layers.
Wandering Coyote is a Pastry Chef from Vancouver BC. She assures me the following recipe is a staple of United Church carry ins, although she apparently hasn't had the courage to try it!
4 cups tomato juice
2 cups chicken stock
1/2 teaspoon lemon rind
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
3 envelops unflavored gelatin
3/4 cup water
1 cup diced celery
In a large saucepan, heat tomato juice and chicken stock until hot. Stir in lemon rind, Worcestershire sauce and salt.
In a small bowl, combine gelatin with water. Set for 5 minutes. Stir in hot tomato mixture. Add celery.
Pour into ring mold or individual decorative molds.
Refrigerate to set. Dip mold in hot water for a few seconds. Unmold on platter or plates.
You can add other veggies aside from celery. Apparently this is great diet food, but quite frankly the whole thing sounds gross. United Church ladies love it, though!