Green Beans And New Potatoes MMMmmmmm

It’s summertime and with that comes gifts from the garden! One of my very favorite meals to have in the summer is Green Beans and New Potatoes.   Nom, Nom, Nom…I’m drooling right now just typing this.  It’s basically a one pot meal that takes very little time. Hooray! Who wants to cook in the blazing heat anyway? Not me! Here’s a simple recipe to tickle your taste buds. You’re Welcome:)

Green Beans and New Potatoes
Baby Red Potatoes (about 3 lbs)
Ham Pieces (about 2 lbs)
A “mess” of Green Beans (about 1 1/2 lb)
Medium onion (chopped)
Salt to taste

Combine all ingredients, except salt, into a large pot and cover with water.  Boil for about an hour or until green beans and potatoes are fork tender.  Before serving, test and see if salt is needed.  Sometimes the ham is extremely salty so no additional salt is needed.  Voila!

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Enjoy!,

That Book Mama

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Hobo Skillet MMMmmmmm

So, I’ve been under the fog that everyone knew what a Hobo Skillet was.  Apparently, it was only a “thing” at my house growing up.  Surely, there’s another name for this yummy goodness of a meal but a Hobo Skillet is what my family called it.  I mean no disrespect to real hobos.  They can call it a Trinity Skillet for all I care:)  Wanna hear it?  Here it go.

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Hobo Skillet

Ingredients:

  •  3 Tbs Oil
  • 28 oz package Ore-Ida Potatoes O’Brien with peppers and onions
  • 9.6 oz package Jimmy Dean precooked turkey sausage
  • 7-9 eggs
  • Salt to taste

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1.  In a large skillet, heat oil on medium heat.

2.  Add potatoes and cook until halfway done. (about 7 minutes)

3.  Pour in sausage and stir.

4.  Make wells for eggs

5.  Crack eggs into said wells

6.  Cover and reduce heat to somewhere between simmer and medium heat.  I’m going to call it “smedium”.

7.  Cook 12-15 or until eggs are done to your liking.

8.  Add salt

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P.S. This is a dumbed down version of what my Mom made.  If you want a “non box” recipe, you’d substitute the Potatoes O’Brien package for about 6-8 small peeled and cubed red potatoes, one small onion, 1/4 green bell pepper and 1/4 red bell pepper.  Then, substitute the precooked sausage with a package of breakfast sausage.

Do Not Eat This

I’m pretty sure that I only have like 4 people that follow my blog, at this point. That being said, it is 4 more people that I will be able to warn about this horrible box meal.

This week we’ve only gotten to go to school one day. I’ve made “comfort food” for us until we are just about comfort fooded out. I decided it would be a good idea to try this Banquet Morning Bake. Apparently, I was on drugs at the time of purchase because this was a horrible idea.

Do not eat this! I repeat, DO NOT EAT THIS!!!

The. End.

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New Year, New Potato Recipe

I’m a collector of numerous things, one of them being recipes. I have recipes on paper, pinned recipes on Pinterest and countless cookbooks all collecting dust. It seems like our family has the same things over and over and over again. This year I’ve made it a goal to try one new recipe per week. So far we’ve tried several new things but this has got to be our favorite.

Shredded Potatoes au Gratin

4 cups shredded hash brown potatoes
2 cups whipping cream
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar
1/4 cup green onions
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

1. Preheat oven to 350 and spray ramekins with cooking spray
2. Combine all ingredients except 1/4 cup cheddar.
3. Fill ramekins with mixture and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake until bubbly and golden brown. 35-45 minutes.

If you’d like, you can prepare this dish in one 11 x 7 baking dish.  Increase the baking time by 12 minutes.

TaDa!

#Recipes

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