Cheesy Tater Tot Hotdish

Cheesy Tater Tot Hotdish

Cheesy Tater Tot Hotdish

We were so happy with the tater tot hotdish I made recently that we wanted more.  My P.S. suggested using cheddar cheese soup instead of the cream of celery and cream of mushroom soups called for in the recipe.  Sounded great to me!  I stopped at the grocery store on the way home and bought the soups.  I’d make it that night for dinner and we’d also have leftovers to microwave during the busy week ahead. Continue reading

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Creamed Peas on Toast

Creamed Peas on Toast

Creamed Peas on Toast

One of my favorite childhood meals was creamed peas on toast.  I can’t say that we ate it often, but when we did I was in heaven.  My siblings, however, hated peas.  The meal was their worst nightmare, and they may have sat at the table for hours, refusing to eat it.  That’s probably why we didn’t eat it often.  One of my sisters and one of my brothers (I have two of each) to this day won’t eat peas.  I’d eat peas in any way, shape or form! Continue reading

Vegetable and Ham Fried Rice

Ham and Vegetable Fried Rice

Ham and Vegetable Fried Rice

We often eat fried rice here at the castle.  When I make rice for dinner I purposely make extra so I can make fried rice the next evening.  Once I learned to always start out with cold rice, making fried rice was a cinch.  But making it interesting, with new ingredients, prevents boredom.  This time I wanted more vegetables.  I had zucchini to use and the other vegetables were a bonus. Continue reading