Come and see what I will be cooking up on Marilyns Treats this week!
This is what I featured the week of 11-18 to 11-22 on my blog. On Tuesday morning was a casserole of Ham and Potatoes Au Gratin. Wednesday was my Grandmas Cheddar Smashed Potatoes. And wrapping up potato week was the ever popular Cheesy Potatoes. Enjoy!
If you missed what I served up last week please click Serving This Week 11-11 to 11-15
This classic, cheesy potato bake becomes a crowd pleasing main dish when you stir in ham and roasted red peppers.
The potato slices give the dish a texture that is firmer than the diced or mashed potatoes. I use a box mix more often that not. But for a holiday gathering I boil my potatoes and slice them.
I am always reminded of my mom when served with a green veggie. I never liked this casserole as a kid. Maybe I was being obstinate. In those days I didn’t much like anything but peanut butter and jelly.
It took me a long time to enjoy new recipes. I guess trying to impress my husband finally paid off!
These potatoes have been a long time favorite when I make a typical meat and potatoes meal. My grandmother taught me to make this dish when I was little and I thought I had a great job being picked to peel the potatoes.
The kitchen would get steamy as they boiled and I could just see the butter and cheese melting on them in my mind. Grandma always mashed them with a metal masher and I remember her wiping a stray lock of hair away from her face with the back of her hand.
These days I cheat and use a mixer to get rid of the lumps. Somehow without the lumps they just aren’t grandmas potatoes.
This is so easy to make but it will give that WOW factor to your dinner. I used potato chips for the topping, but most recipes call for corn flakes. The cheese is so yummy and I get asked to make this for all the family get togethers. I never have leftovers from this, so make sure you get the first helping and hide it in the kitchen!
My granddaughter wanted to help me style the ingredients and take the photo. When she was done she brought me the camera and started singing this Sesame Street song:
One of these things is not like the others,
One of these things doesn’t belong,
Can you tell which thing is not like the others,
By the time I finish my song?
Can you spot it? Yes. She is spoiled by Grandma.