I am taking part in The Write Tribe Festival of Words 8th – 14th December 2013.
Food is a major part of any celebration. Whoever coined the phrase eat, drink, and be merry knew what they were talking about! With the gluttony of Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas just around the corner I am eagerly anticipating another big holiday meal. Since I am the cook, the extra work associated with preparing a huge feast is largely up to me.
Christmas is full of time honored traditions and rituals and what’s on the menu is no exception. Every year I bake a ham for dinner. There are an assortment of sides and usually a special dessert. One dish that has become a tradition is cheesy hash brown casserole. It is a dish I prepare every year which the whole family looks forward to with eager anticipation. It is that good! It simply wouldn’t be Christmas without it. No more than it would be New Year’s Eve without steaks on the grill with baked potatoes drizzled with cheese sauce. Holidays bring the plate of deviled eggs to the table and dessert. I rarely make dessert for the every day. Holiday meals demand it!! What would Thanksgiving be without pumpkin pie piled high with whipped cream?
So while food is a basic necessity needed to survive, it also plays a major role in our holiday celebrations because we like to eat, drink, and be merry. Where people gather there will always be food. Lots and lots of food!!
1 bag of frozen hash browns thawed
½ C butter melted
1 C sour cream
1 C French onion dip
2 C shredded cheddar cheese
1 can cream of chicken soup
½ C chopped onion
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. pepper
2 C cornflakes
1/4 C butter melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix ½ cup butter, sour cream, French onion dip, cheese, soup, and onion in large baking dish. Add potatoes and toss to coat.
Melt ¼ cup of butter then add cornflakes. Toss to coat. Top potato mixture with the cornflake mixture.
Bake for 1 hour.