If you want your children to be intelligent read them fairy tales.
Going to Kansas is usually a production. The holidays are divided between three families, since my parents are divorced. This usually means that when I am back for a quick weekend I skip out on seeing my friends, so I felt fortunate last weekend because I went from drinking with these girls…
Then I got to see my family on Sunday. It just so happened that my nephew’s first birthday party fell on the same weekend as the bachelorette party.
Let me tell you that cake tasted even better than it looked. My sister-in-law has me beat hands down in the cooking department.
They say great minds think alike…or we just know the way to our husbands’ hearts because Jenny and I both made the same meal for the weekend. She made hers for the party, and I sent Chris on a hunting trip with a premade dinner of…
1 large can baked beans
1 pound sausage
4 cups mashed potatoes
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1. Cook sausage and make mashed potatoes.
2. Spread beans in a large baking dish.
3. Layer sausage and ½ cup of cheese over beans.
4. Smooth mashed potatoes on top.
5. Cover with remaining cheese. Bake covered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. The remove cover and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
I have made this meal a few times for Chris because it is one of his childhood favorites, but I totally messed up the layering this time. Whoops! I just skipped out on the beans. With the help of a spatula, I managed to move the sausage and potatoes over. Then I was back in business.
The hunting group really liked the dish, which was great since it was such an easy thing to send with him.
Unfortunately, Chris did not give the pigs a break. He ended up getting two turkeys with one shot and put a dying wild hog out of his misery. I cried when he told me about the pig. I thought it might have just had the flu. Turns out wild pigs are kind of mean.
What is your family’s favorite meal?