Monday, October 24, 2011

Mondays with Mom...Party Potatoes

Time to share one of my moms favorite side dishes....Party Potatoes. She loved to serve them with a ham dinner...and to take them to church potlucks. ALOT of church potlucks!!! She always came home with an empty dish,too. It's a hearty, warm, delicious potato casserole.

Mom was always doing something for someone...and at church was the first to volunteer if something was needed. It seems to me she was always baking something to run over to a neighbor or to bring to a church bake sale.

Mom seemed to sense when somebody needed a helping hand or just a visit. She always knew exactly what to say at exactly the right time, too. Her advice and council is one thing I miss the most.

Brent and I are going to be moving to a new town soon, and are excited and happy about it, but also a bit apprehensive, too. After all, we have lived here for 25 years, so it will be a big change for us! Brent will be starting a new job and I will be looking for one. My sister reminded me today of what mom used to quote so often to us. "God goes before you and makes all the crooked places straight."

What a comfort that is to know!

My sister could not have said anything better.

I'm ready to go....what an adventure it will be!

Mom's Party Potatoes

1 {32 oz.} bag of frozen hash browns
8 oz. sour cream
1 can cream of potato soup
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1 can of evaporated milk
1 c. of shredded cheddar cheese

Mix the soups, sour cream and evaporated milk together in a large bowl. Stir in the hash browns and pour into a greased 9x13 pan. Bake, covered, at 350 for 1 1/2 hours, or until potatoes are tender. Sprinkle cheese on top and return to oven until melted.


Melanie said...

What a great easy recipe! I'm sure those cheesey potatoes are a big hit at potlucks!

Cranberry Morning said...

That looks just like a recipe my mom would have made. She used lots of soups in her recipes. Thanks for the fun memory!

Kristen said...

I love creamy potatoes like these. Good luck with your move!

Anita Stafford said...

This sounds like a great dish, wow what an adventure you have in front of you! Best of luck!

Pam said...

I'm a potato addict and have to try this one. It looks gret!

Penny Hanuszak said...

I had a flash back when I saw this recipe. Can remember one similar in the good ol days. Thanks for bringing it forward. Good luck with your move. Change is so exciting.