Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Potato Soup

I'm not sure why, but the past couple weeks, I had made a couple different soups; Taco Soup, Chicken Rice & Potato.  That's say a lot because I haven't ever made soup (with the exception of White Chicken Chili) in the 10 years Mike and I have been married.  

Potato Soup
what you need
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 3 cans chicken broth
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 30 oz shredded hash browns (frozen)
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 brick cream cheese
make it
Mix first five ingredients in crock pot and cook for five hours on high. Add block of cream cheese cook for another half hour. Garnish with green onions and bacon bits (optional).

It even got my boys approval and that makes me happy...even if their bowl had more crackers that soup.
It was delish

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Cheeseburger & Fries Casserole

Yes, I know it may not seem so appetizing to have your cheeseburger and fries in casserole form, but I made this a few weeks back.  As I was putting it together I was thinking the boys with never eat this without  fighting us tooth and nail.  

Much to my surprise the boys gobbled it up and asked for seconds...of course they needed ketchup with it, but at least they ate it without complaining.  I didn't even have to bride them with ice cream for dessert!!!!

brown 2 lbs of ground beef and drain

add cheese soup and cream of mushroom soup

and top it off with a bag of frozen French Fries
(whatever brand you like, I happened to have the Meijer brand in the house. )

and toss it in the oven for 50 minutes

 and here's what you get.  Yum!!!! 

 Mike and I would agree with the kids...you can't have a cheeseburger without ketchup. :)

I thinking the next time I make this recipe, I may need to add veggies...something that can be hidden.  :)


what you need
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cheddar cheese soup, undiluted
  • 1 package (20 ounces) frozen crinkle-cut French fries
make it
In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in soups. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.

Arrange French fries on top. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until the fries are golden brown.