Thursday, September 11, 2008

What's For Dinner

Dinner....I don't cook it a lot
I used to cook nearly every night
Then we got hooked on the ease of eating out
I am making an effort to cook and eat at home
So to get myself back in the groove I needed something fast (less than 1 hour)
and something with few ingredients (all fit in one shopping bag)

Tater Tot Casserole
This is a man's dish....hearty and filling
therefore Garren loves it.....and Chloe and I don't think its too bad either.
Look how little you need
Beef (typically 1 lb.)
Creme of Celery Soup...I use the lower fat kind....you can use which ever you prefer.
1 Onion
Cheese....I use sharp cheddar....once again...suit yourself
Tater Tots
Salt N Pepper
You will need to grease your dish....so your favorite greasing stuff.

Oh and the pork-n-beans...that is my side...I love these beans with tater tot casserole.

I covered up my cool pink tie dyed tank top with my even cooler wild animals apron.
Chop one onion....I only use a little over half.....add more or less to suit your flavor or your picky family.
Brown the hamburger meat.
Add salt and pepper....to your liking.
Teach your kid a skill while the meat is browning....like whistling.
Add the onion....
After the beef is all browned...drain and pour into your GREASED baking dish...mix with the Cream of Celery soup....if the beef is over 1 lb. I use more soup....1 can per lb.of beef.
Cover the bottom of the dish.Line up the tater tots....this is a good time to call the little one(s) over to help. Nice job Chloe !!!
This is going in a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes.
Here we get out the fry daddy and fry the remaining tater tots to munch on.
I love fried food....its so bad ...I know !!
Remove from the oven......cover with cheese.
Bake for an additional 5 minutes just to melt cheese.
Dig in and Enjoy....and crack open a can of pork-n-beans if ya like.
have a happy day
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6 comments:

Just me.....Shelly said...

k, I'll be over in 5

Amy Bell said...

oh my word! i made this same dish tonight..so funny. i made mine with cream of mushroom soup...how strange is that???? true friends, i tell ya.

:)

You can call me Lucky. said...

Yum!

Julie said...

Yum! Reminds me of the Dugger family (a billion kids and pregnant again) from Discovery Health. They make a crazy amount of tater tot casserole to feed their brood.

jane l said...

i came across your blog through lilyeden blog..just at the right time,i gave this recipe a go,i added carrots and thyme...a winner with the whole family..we call tater tots ,potato gems in Australia...not something i would usually cook,made me try celery soup in a tuna bake too...

SugarLoveHoney said...

Oooo! This looks yummy and simple to make! I think I found our dinner for tonight! =)
Thanks~Stevie