Saturday, January 2, 2010

The best way to welcome in the New Year!

Yesterday day was a pretty lazy day around these parts. We slept lateish, watched the Rose Parade, took a nap, watched District 9 and ate lots of yummy food!

We started off with Hashbrown Casserole. I first ate this at my aunts house 3 Christmases ago and almost immediately asked for the recipe. It super simple and can be thrown together the night before.

Hashbrown Casserole
1 (8 oz.) carton sour cream
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 stick margarine melted
1 (1 lb 14 oz) bag hash browns
1 lb ground beef or sausage
1 pkg shredded cheddar & monterrey jack cheese

While browning ground beef or sausage, mix first six ingredients together. Then drain and add the cooked meat to the mixture, stirring well. Put in 9x13 casserole dish and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Sprinkle cheese over the top and return to oven until cheese melts, about 5 more minutes. Let cool about 5 minutes before serving.

It was almost better reheated this morning than it was to begin with yesterday.

After napping and watching District 9 I decided to make these cookie bars I saw earlier in the week, with lots of help from Robert.

The Mother Load Layered Cookie Bars
Picky Plate via kevin & amanda

First you put down a layer of sugar cookie dough

Then you press chocolate-chocolate chip cookie dough on-top of the sugar cookie

Next is the peanut butter layer, possibly my favorite layer

Finally is the chocolate chip cookie dough layer

And this is what it looks like all baked

The recipe says you can drizzle melted chocolate chips across the whole thing, but that is a little too much for me, ha, this whole thing is a little too much! After Robert had his first bite he said "that bite is enough for anyone!"

1 comment:

  1. I'm drooling again!!! :)

    *Must not read posts about cookies when hungry! :)