Thursday, November 24, 2011

happy thanksgiving!

i am thankful for: a relationship with god, our new house, a handsome hard working husband, a healthy family, three gorgeous daughters, a continued education, a job, an amazing extended family, the pnw, a great church, amazing friends, my blog community, pinterest, new appliances, starbucks, rowan's preschool, a good reliable car, a great report card from zoe, and love.
i am truly blessed this year in many ways i can't even name them all! i hope you and your family have wonderful thanksgiving together! tip; elastic waist pants for the win.

we got a text this morning that turkey was too much work so we would be dining on spaghetti - ok, we won't really be but you can bet my holiday staple of fabulous potatoes will be there. it just wouldn't be right if i didn't share this delicious, easy, and absolutely unhealthy crowd pleaser with you.

fabulous potatoes:
48oz of shredded potatoes (somewhat thawed)
16oz sour cream
1/2 bunch of green onions
2 cans cream of chicken
4 c. shredded cheese (we use mexican blend)

4 c. crushed ritz crackers or corn flakes
1 stick of butter

preheat the oven to 350
(i use all name brand ingredients (campbells, tillamook, etc) - i personally think it makes the taste a lot better.)
we just throw the potatoes in the fridge overnight before we make it, that was they aren't totally mushy but easier to mix in.
you mix all the top section ingredients together, leaving the cheese for last to throw in.
place in glass pyrex type dish and smooth out.
melt butter and mix with crushed toppings choice - then sprinkle over top of potatoes and throw in the oven for an hour. we are going to bake our before we head to our destination as to not use up more oven time, we'll just throw it in for a short bit to heat up right before dinner!

i totally just took a break from writing this post to turn the parade on for rowan, when she literally gasp'd in excitement i cried - what the hell is wrong with me lately? ha!