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Hey Grandpa, What’s for Supper? – Busy Day Potatoes

D0C34E22-BEF2-4BA1-B1AF-681F494F34F6Here’s a side dish that is easy to put together, although it does bake for an hour so takes a little planning.  It makes a lot so either make it when you have a crowd to feed or divide it out into smaller dishes and freeze some for later.  This is another one of the “beach” recipes. Hmm, it’s starting to sound like all we did was eat! Really, we went to the beach, the pool and shopping too!  LOL

Busy Day Potatoes

2 lbs. frozen hash brown potatoes

8 oz. sour cream

1 c. cream of chicken soup – or use 1 can

1 c. Durkee French fried onion rings 

8 oz. cheddar cheese, shredded

¼ c. butter

Mix hash browns, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, ½ c. onion rings and cheddar cheese.  Place mixture into a buttered baking dish. Melt butter and drizzle over the top of the mixture.  Place the remaining onion rings on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

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Hey Grandpa, What’s for Supper? – Side Dish

8DB3470F-7490-444A-AA5F-D75E0EAD2A5BI thought I give you an option for a side dish this time.  This is a side that is always requested at our family reunion and church gatherings.  It is simple but delicious and you can stick it in a crock pot to keep warm if you are making it for a larger gathering.  It is also easy to adjust the amounts, we have made this original recipe and also increased it to feed 50 people. Just something different that you might want to try.

Sweet and Sour Green Beans

¾ c. sugar

¾ c. apple cider vinegar

1 quart green beans

Cook green beans and drain juice, if using fresh green beans; if using pre-cooked or canned green beans just drain the juice.  Heat the sugar and vinegar until the sugar is dissolved, mix in the green beans or pour over the green beans and heat until the beans are hot.  Add crumbled, fried bacon to the top if desired. You can easily put the beans into a crock pot and pour the hot sugar/vinegar mixture over them and heat on low.  Don’t add the bacon until ready to serve if making in the crock pot.