For a while I am totally on a cooking high where I want to try new recipes and cook all healthy and from scratch.
About two days later, I start into the other spurt, usually when I get on a high for something else, (like reading or crafting) where cooking is the last thing I want to think about and I wish I had an endless supply of frozen pizza in the freezer.
Or a personal chef.
I mean, come on. Would having a personal chef really be so bad?
I think not.
This spurt tends to last much longer than the other one.
Right now I'm in a cooking funk where I have ten thousand other things I would rather be doing, so I am struggling with the whole making dinner and feeding my family thing.
I mean, seriously. Is eating cereal every night really such a terrible thing?
Don't answer that.
The other night I realized it was close to dinner time and I needed to whip up something fast.
I rummaged the freezer and threw this dish together.
Surprisingly, and yes, I mean surprisingly as sometimes my experiments aren't always... edible, it turned out so well the whole family loved it! (of course they love anything that involves bacon)
So I made it again the other night when we fed the missionaries, and they too loved it so much I decided to post it.
I'm sure most of you have some sort of variation on this, it's not like I'm a cooking genius or anything. But in case you don't, this makes the perfect holiday potato dish!
Serene's Quick and Easy Bacon Potato Casserole.
1 bag (2 lb) Southern Style Hashbrowns (frozen)
3 cups water
1/2 cup flour
2 tablespoons mayo
1 can cream of chicken soup
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1/2 lb bacon
Lightly spray a 9 x 13 casserole dish and add the hashbrowns.
In a large bowl mix together water, flour, mayo, cream of chicken soup, and salt and pepper.
Pour mixture over the hashbrowns.
Sprinkle the shredded parmesan cheese over the top.
Top off with the bacon, over lapping the strips to make it all fit.
(You could cut them up if you wanted but since my kids always fight over the bacon, claiming someone got more than they did, this is easier since I can just pull off a piece for each of them)
Put in the oven uncovered and cook at 400 degrees for about an hour. Wa la!
Sure it may not be the healthiest thing ever, and sure it might not look all fancy. Sure it might not make it on your top ten list of diet meals planned for your 2012 New Year's resolution.
But, mmmm mmmm. It sure does taste delish.