Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Strawberry Shortcake - lazy version

1 Package of shortcake cups (I was lazy, lol! You could make your own or use pound cake)
6-8 Strawberries, rinsed and chopped
2 T. Sugar or Splenda
Whipped cream

Mix the strawberries with the sugar and let it sit in the fridge for about an hour, this was it creates it's own syrup. Place cakes on a plate, spoon the strawberries nice and high into the cup. (some spilling onto the plate is fine!) Top with whipped cream, and spoon some of the strawberry syrup over the whipped cream for a nice presentation!

We enjoyed this. It was a light little dessert after a heavy meal, and very easy to prepare. 4 Stars.

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Hashbrown Casserole

This is a Farmers Wife Original.

4 medium-large baking potatoes, peeled and diced (or shredded)
1 Can cream of mushroom soup (I used lowfat)
1 Cup sour cream
1 t. pepper
2-3 Cups shredded cheddar cheese

Mix potatoes, soup, sour cream, pepper and half the cheese together. Pour into an 8x8 glass pan and cover with foil. Cook at 375 degrees for about 1-2 hours (less if shredded). The last half hour, sprinkle remaining cheese on top of the potatoes to melt. Potatoes are done with it's bubbling in the center, and the potatoes are fork tender. You could also do this in a crock pot, but mine was already full from the ham.

Mine took forever to cook, but it was worth it. These were delicious, and overall pretty easy. They went well with the ham. They made wonderful leftovers, a little ham and this on a roll, YUM! 3.5 Stars

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Cinnamon Apples

This is from our Easter meal! My recipe

4 Gala Apples
2 T. Lemon Juice
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
1 1/2 T. Cinnamon
1/8 t. Cloves
1/8 t. Nutmeg
1 T. Butter, melted

Peel apples, then core and slice using an apple cutter. Place the apples in a medium saucepan and toss with the lemon juice. Add in the dry ingredients and melted butter and mix. Cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally about 8-10 minutes or until apples are soft and golden.

These were DELICIOUS!!! My 2 year old devoured them as soon as they were on his plate. My hubby and I both enjoyed them, and it was a great addition to the Ham. 4 Stars.
(I bought a Smithfield ham with a glaze, so I can't take much credit for the Ham and won't be posting the recipe. But I did cook it in the crock pot instead of the oven, if you'd like info on that leave me a message!)

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