Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Cheesy Potato Casserole

On Sunday we decided to make a delicious ham dinner. I love ham dinners during Christmas time (especially the leftovers) and it gave me the perfect opportunity to experiment with side dishes. After searching through my numerous cookbooks, I came across a recipe given to me by a lady in our first married ward. It seemed very easy and our mouths were watering with each bite! I can't believe I waited this long to give it a try! The green onions made this dish extra yummy!

1 large package of hash browns
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 pint of sour cream
1 cube butter/margarine
1/4 cup chopped green onions (or 2 Tbsp onion flakes)
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
2 Tbsp melted butter
1 cup crushed cornflakes


On the stove mix soup, sour cream, and cube of butter. Heat and stir until well mixed. Add onions and cheese, stir until melted. In a 9 by 13 baking dish, layer the potatoes and soup mixture. Top with crushed cornflakes that have been mixed with the melted butter. Cover and store in refrigerator until ready to bake or bake immediately at 350 for 30 minutes.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The BEST and EASIEST Beef Stroganoff EVER

I recently went on a recipe search online and came across this DELICIOUS MEAL!!! Never in my mind did I think it would taste better than I could have imagined! I LOVE making Sunday meals and because we don't get home from church until after lunchtime has passed, I like to make something that will be filling enough to make up for that lost mealtime. Crockpot meals really are my favorite ones to make on days like these. Once we got home, I finished the roux in the crockpot and had garlic bread, salad, and a veggie all prepared within the time it took to cook the noodles! Plus, this beef stroganoff got INCREDIBLE reviews from my hubby, and two boys! We all ate a TON and still had plenty leftover that also freezes very well for a later date! Enjoy! This recipe will go down as one of our favorites for sure!

Original recipe found HERE


2-3 pounds beef stew meat (I only had one pound and it was still plenty for my family)
1 tsp salt
couple dashes of pepper
1 onion diced
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1 Tbl worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 cups beef broth or stock
1 Tbl ketchup
5-6 Tbl apple juice
1/3 cup flour
4 oz sliced mushrooms (optional)
1/2 cup sour cream


Place meat in crockpot and add salt, pepper, and onion. In a bowl, mix garlic salt, worcestershire sauce, beef broth, and ketchup. Pour over the meat and cook on LOW for 7-8 hours or HIGH for 4-5 hours. (I cooked mine on LOW for about 5 hours and it was done in my crockpot). Make a simple roux in a separate bowl with the flour and apple juice. Wisk the roux into the crockpot and add the mushrooms. Turn on HIGH for about 15-30 minutes and then stir in the sour cream right before serving. Serve over pasta, rice, or baked potatoes. (I had egg noodles on hand and used those!)