Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Dinner here for my husband's family. Time is limited.
Thought I would share my quick, easy and so delicious potato recipe.
Purchase two bags of "Simply Potatoes" shredded. Smile if they are on sale like these were.
Turn over and use the recipe for "Cheesy Hash Browns"
Takes only 10 minutes or less to assemble and fill 9 x 13 inch casserole dish.
Ready now to put in the refrigerator and bake right before dinner tomorrow evening.

My faithful standby potatoes...whether the mashed, the shredded, sliced or the homefries. When time is at a premium these work for me.

The recipe calls for coarsly crushed cornflakes and they add so much to the taste. I don't have them on hand, and I am never left down by the Panko bread crumbs that I use as a topping, so that is what I will use this time. They are a real crunch to this casserole.
Right before placing in the oven I will mix these with melted butter and cover the casserole.

The chuck roasts that I purchased are already in the crockpot for the day. I am cooking them a day ahead. When they are fork tender and come out of the crockpot, I remove all fat, cut into serving size pieces, cover with the liquid from the crockpot and place in a large baking dish. I will place the casserole dish of meat in a warm oven for an hour before serving.
This "Allegro" is my very favorite marinade for beef. I always use it when cooking beef.
It is a great flavorizer and tenderizer.

Right before this chuck roast is ready to serve, I will add the oven baked onion rings to the top of the roast:) at my husband's request.
Even though the dinner is tomorrow evening, I do not like last minute preparations, so I usually try to do everything ahead of time.
Now, all I must do is to find my pearls to complete my outfit...

...oh dear, look who borrowed them from me. She looks much cuter in them anyway.


Debbie said...

At least you know where your pearls are. I don't have any! I must get some, as I see they are getting very popular among my dear blog buddies!
Have a good day, and that casserole sounds good!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Judy, what an adorable post!!!! Wow, it all sounds simply delicious. Happy eating!!!

Barb ♥

Love Being a Nonny said...

CAN I come? MAY I come? :) Everything sounds so good! I love the way you do your roast. I have never thought to do it that way before! I make the potato casserole a lot, but I used the cubed hash browns. My family likes those better...go figure!!

Love your pearls. I think all Nonny's should wear them...or let their precious little ones wear them. She is a doll!

Blessings each day said...

Loved all your hints and I never thought of looking for frozen shredded potatoes! This dinner sounds so delicious!

She does look ever so cute in those pearls...what an angel!!

blessings and hugs,


Stacey said...

Sounds wonderful! I always keep those potatoes on hand too. Pretty sure I've tried that recipe. We have some Allegro in the cabinet now..I think it came in my husband's Christmas stocking. You are making me look forward to it!

Precious little pearl thief!

Anonymous said...

What a sweet post! Your granddaughter is just beautiful ♥ Thank you for the tips and recipes. Like you, I like to plan ahead and dislike last minute preparations. I like to enjoy the day ♥ Your dinner sounds yummy! I hope you have a wonderful time at your dinner.

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Sweet post and yummy potatoes!

Happy@Home said...

How nice to be all ready for your guests before they arrive. The menu sounds delicious. Your husband's family are in for a treat. I love the sweet picture of your granddaughter in your pearls.

Lovella ♥ said...

Fanastic dinner hints. I love the pearls. . .she's a doll.

Country Dreaming said...

It ALL sounds wonderful--especially those potatoes!
What a cutie in the pearls.


MARIA said...

My dad would always encourage us to never stop learning- and he is right.
I try to learn English. It is not easy for me.

And I learned something being here.
You created a very nice and beautiful place.

Best wishes
from Poland

sonja said...

That whole post made me smile. I love the menu of what you are cooking, every detail sounds so declicious!!

Of course, the pearls on your little 'princess' are the best of all!!



Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Priceless pic of your grand in pearls!

I must see if those potatoes are available in Canada.


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