For quite some time now I have been trying to find a good potato recipe that could be prepared in the slow cooker, especially for Sundays when I serve a ham. I tried this recipe for Hash Brown Casserole from the Eat at Home blog last week and we thought it was very good.
The only changes I made to the recipe were to cut the butter down to 1/4 cup (or 1/2 of a stick) and then to sprinkle some paprika on top of the casserole to make it a bit more colorful. I used a 24 oz. bag of frozen hash brown potatoes and I did thaw them in the refrigerator overnight. I cooked the potatoes for four hours on high in my slow cooker. I liked her tip about cooking some meat on top of the casserole too and might try that sometime.
Rob and I are still recovering from this cold or virus that we have had all week. Our symptoms have included headache, sore throat, facial pain, aches (especially back aches), runny nose, watery eyes, and upset stomach. Fortunately not all symptoms have occurred at once. 🙂 The symptoms seem to vary from day to day or even from hour to hour.
Our typical schedule looks like:
have a small burst of energy and do a bit of work
eat a little something
rest or nap
We sit across the table at mealtimes rather zombie-like while eating with intermittent breaks for nose-blowing and hand-washing. Our current centerpiece is a box of Puffs with Lotion. The meals served this week have looked like something an elementary school boy would have chosen from a cafeteria--items on the menu are not chosen because they complement each other nutritionally or aesthetically, but because they are convenient and easy to prepare and serve.
We are thankful for a warm cozy home, for the availability of nutritious foods which are easy to prepare, for friends and family who love, care, and pray for us, and for the knowledge that these are just temporary afflictions. This time of illness has reminded me to be more faithful in praying for those with chronic illnesses who must face similar limitations all the time.
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