Vegetable Casserole

Vegetable Casserole

GranMa Sandy’s Vegetable Casserole
A good way to get children to eat vegetables. GranMa Sandy often made this dish for her children and they always liked this crunchy vegetable alternative.

When I’ve made this dish, everyone seems to like it much more on the next day as leftovers. I’ve taken to making this dish the day before a holiday meal and placing it in the fridge. Then cooking it for 15 to 20 minutes before serving to thoroughly heat it up.

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Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes

Vickie’s Scalloped Potatoes
One of our favorite items to set beside a great family feast. Not everyone in our family likes stuffing. So I began making a special potato dish to go along with those family holiday meals.

I’ve always loved scalloped potatoes, but it took some time for me to find a recipe I liked. And then longer to get that recipe just right.

Over time, with a little tweaks here and there, I finally settled on a hit. But after our young son decided he loved the dish too, I knew we finally had the right recipe. Not an easy task for a parent with a picky eater!

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Thank You For Your Service – 2018

 

 

Thank You For Your Service

To all veterans Past, Present and Future.
From far away, to here at home.
On active duty or duty served.
We honor your courage and sacrifice.
We extend our gratitude for your commitment.
As we share our thanks and gratitude,
for the freedom you have protected.
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Traditional Potato Wedges

Potato Wedges

Garrett & Vickie’s Traditional Potato Wedges
We’ve been experimenting with potato wedges for some time now. Our local deli has a recipe we absolutely adore and at least once a week, we picked up some chicken and wedges for a picnic by our favorite train station. What little boy doesn’t love watching trains and munching on chicken fingers!

By the time we started getting close to their recipe, the store was sold and the recipe changed…drastically. Now we’re going on memory, but I think we’re pretty close!

Preparation Time: 1.45 hour
45 min. prep time
1 hour fridge time

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Cheesy Tater Wedges

Tater Wedges

Garrett & Vickie’s Cheesy Tater Wedges
Wedges are our son’s favorite thing to have with dinner. So we’ve tried a few recipes to duplicate what we’ve found at our local deli. We haven’t quite got their version of wedges down yet. But in the process we’ve come up with some pretty good variations.

This recipe isn’t exactly the traditional version, but it’s a variation we’ve all come to love. They’re great for lunch, dinner or the back yard bbq.

Preparation Time: 1.45 hour
45 min. prep time
1 hour fridge time

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Herb Potato Wedges

Herb Wedges

Vickie’s Herb Potato Wedges
Do something different for dinner with those potatoes. I don’t know about your family, but mine gets tired of baked or mashed potatoes for dinner. Ideally we alternate potatoes with rice, or some other side dish. But some meals just cry out for potatoes.

That’s how we experimented with potato wedges. This recipe came about on a warm summer evening. The boy child wanted wedges, but Dad wanted Fried Potato Slices. So I compromised, and made herb potato wedges. And everyone was happy!

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Merry Samhain and Happy Halloween – 2018

Celebrating The Holidays

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble.
Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the caldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting,
Lizard’s leg and howlet’s wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble.
Cool it with a baboon’s blood,
Then the charm is firm and good.
~ William Shakespeare’s Macbeth

Hoping you have a fantastic evening of Trick-or-Treating,
with lots of fun, frights and genuine laughter!

and
May you and yours have a wonderfully blessed and exciting Samhain!

Many Blessings,
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I Stand For You

I Stand, So You Can Kneel

I stand to honor the promise the flag represents.
You kneel because that promise has been broken.

I stand to affirm my belief that all are created equal, and to fight alongside you for that promise.
You kneel because too few stand with you.

I stand because we can be better.
You kneel to remind us to be better.

I stand to honor all that have fought and died so that we may be free.
You kneel because not all of us are.

I stand because I can.
You kneel for those who can’t.

I stand to defend your right to kneel.
You kneel to defend my right to stand.

I stand because I love this country.
You kneel because you love it too.

Written by: Andrew Freborg


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Fried Potatoes

Vickie’s Fried Potatoes

Vickie’s Fried Potatoes
Guaranteed to tantalize your taste buds. One summer night, we were grilling chicken for an outdoor dinner overlooking the lake. Tired of the usual side dish, we all wanted something different. Our problem, no one wanted to go to the store after a day in the water.

We came up with an idea to cook up some potato slices. But plain potatoes just wasn’t enough. And our Fried potatoes were born.

Preparation time: 45 minutes
Serves: 4 to 5

Ingredients:

  • 4 large potatoes
  • 1/2 small onion cubed or diced
    – You can use McCormick’s Minced Onion instead
  • 1 tablespoons of diced sweet basil
  • 1 tablespoon of diced parsley
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 stick of margarine (not butter)

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Southern Potato Cakes

Southern Potato Cakes

Mammaw’s Southern Potato Cakes
When I was young, my Mom always found ways serve leftovers that made them seem like an entirely new meal. One of my favorites was Potato Cakes. Left over mashed potatoes, fashioned into small individual cakes. They were always delicious.

I never helped make them when I was still living at home, so when I called and asked her how do you make potato cakes, she said “you just cook them in butter in a skillet”. So I fashioned the left over potatoes and fried them……yeah that didn’t work. I called back and told her about how they fell apart and she asks “well did you put flour in them?” No Mom, you didn’t tell me to do that.

You really need to go home and cook with your mom and write down the family recipes, because they didn’t seem to do that in my family. I learned how to make them by watching her and I’ve written it down to share with my son.

Preparation Time: 1 hour
Serves: Depends on how many leftover mashed potatoes you have.  We usually have enough to make 3 to 6 cakes.
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