Monday, May 11, 2009

Another chef in the family

The kids love to help me cook. Anytime I make anything they are right there asking what they can do. We have one o'clock church this year which makes big dinners difficult. So when we had all the family here for Easter we did something simple so we could enjoy a more relaxing meal together. The following Sunday I was determined to have an Easter meal of ham and potatoes so I decided to make it all before church and set the timers.

The menu
Funeral Potatoes (or Party Potatoes as we have affectionately changed the name to!)
Green Bean Casserole
Homemade rolls
Watergate Salad

I was doing good on time then I looked at the clock...Miranda was right there begging to help me. So I gave her the job of making the potatoes.

Funeral Potatoes
1bag O'Brien Potatoes
2 cans Cream of Chicken Soup
1 Pint (16oz) Sour Cream
2 cups of grated cheese
1 small onion diced
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

1/2 cup butter
1 cup crushed Corn Flakes (which I didn't have on hand so we used 1 roll Ritz crackers, De-lish!)

Mix the soup, sour cream, cheese, salt, pepper and onion together, then stir in potatoes. Pour into a casserole dish. Melt butter and mix in with crushed Ritz crackers. Spread over top of casserole and bake at 350 for 1 hour.

The only thing I did for Miranda was cut up the onion in my fancy Vidalia Chop Wizard (9.99 at Target!)

After she was all done I expected to need to mix it up and make sure there were no chunks of sour cream. She did a fantastic job. Here is her finished product.
Now I know I have lots of help in the kitchen.


Ranel said...

Way to go Miranda! Looks yummy, I'm hungry. Grandma Nel

PS thanks for the card!

Beej said...

I want Miranda to cook for me! She should have her own kid's cooking show. That kid is born for the camera. And I'm totally gonna get that choppy thing at Target!

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