Monday, October 15, 2007

The world of the internets and food blogging: hashbrown casseroles

I love a good cookbook, that's for sure, but the web has really opened up info on recipes, food blogging, food styling and photography. I mean, anybody can share their recipes. That brings us to these. Make sure you have ink in the printer, I have a feeling you're going to be printing and saving each one of these.

It's hard to choose one to start with. I'm thinking the Hashbrown Casserole.
HASHBROWN CASSEROLE
1 (32 oz.) pkg. frozen hash browns (2 lbs.)
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1/2 c. milk
2 t. onion powder
1/2 t. pepper
2 c. grated cheddar cheese (I wonder if I could substitute Velveeta?)
1/4 c. melted butter
3 c. cornflakes, crush cornflakes in Ziploc™ bag, pour
melted butter in & shake.
Spray casserole dish with oil. Layer 1/2 hash brown first. Then pour 1/2 of soup mixture = cream of chicken, milk, onion powder, salt, & pepper. Then half of the grated cheese. Repeat… Hash browns, soup mixture, grated cheese. Top with crushed, buttered corn flakes. Bake at 350 for 45 min. (Jana’s favorite meal!)
And in case you get sucked into that website, don't miss the photo album. One of my favorites...
Props to my fellow foodie for sharing this delicious resource with all of us. Praise be.

15 comments:

Ja'AmLo said...

she reminds me of a clown car.

purpletwinkie said...

I feel all warm and fuzzy now.

Let me know how the casserole turns out.

I'm gonna make the Taco Soup (you know, the one with the ranch dressing mix) first. I'm sure it will be just wonderful. Can't wait!

LeLo in NoPo said...

I believe Ja'Amlo is referring to this image:
http://static.flickr.com/102/289010948_5e3a5c6ca7.jpg

You know, after my last Jesus post, I think I'm really going to be in hot water now...at least I'll in there with Hashbrown Casserole!

The Recovering Straight Girl said...

Here in the scary suburbs where we boast a 12% Mormon population, the casserole you are referring to is called, "Mormon Funeral Potatoes."

Get the name right LeLo. And if I kick it, I will be expecting you to whip this up for the wake, (HG doesn't cook, someone will have to make them.)

Alan Bluehole said...

Jesus Christ that's an irresponsible number of kids!

Cheeky said...

I have made this casserole for years - we call it corn flake taters LOL....anywho...add a little sour cream to the soup mixture - its just a little tang and its oh so good.

Cheeky said...

Oh and add a little freshly diced onion instead of the onion powder....

don't substitute velveeta - not as good...been there tried that

patti_cake said...

I am still laughing at j'amlo's comment!

The Recovering Straight Girl said...

That's not even all of the kids, they have 17 now.

Rozanne said...

Try these variations:

Substitute Cream of Mushroom for the Cream of Chicken soup.

Substitute tater tots for the hash browns.

Serve with a bowl of sour cream (cuz there's not enough fat in there as is).

Rozanne said...

Bragg's Liquid Amino? WTF?

Tim said...

I love the undivided attention Jim Bob's daughter (immediately to his left) is giving to him. That is about how much interest I had in the "cult" I grew up in. I notoriously would fall asleep and snore loudly during nearly every church service. What a bore.

The casserole sounds sinfully delicious. Madeline (Ali's mother) has made some excellent hashbrown gratin to serve with the breakfast specials at the cafe recently, which has rekindling my love for greasy, cheesy potatoes.

Karol said...

Have you SEEN the TLC show? I can't take it, I can't believe it, and I can't understand how they do it that much after all those babies. That "area's" gotta hurt!

SassyFemme said...

Those recipes sound great, but I got so sidetracked looking at their portrait gallery.

Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis said...

I am experiencing the most amazing mix of emotions here thanks to looking at that Family's website. No one word, witticism, or reaction can possibly contain it all.

For this they invented the word "gobstopped". I think they sucked out my bRaNe.

Fortunately, this is the Intermets, to I was able, in fairly short order, to find this at SFGate.com, that put me back on a more even keel. I offer it for everyone's perusal, with no view points on it other than it's not mean or angry, and is meaty, witty food for thought over things and people like this.