Hello friends. You might not believe it, but it is Easter. The kids have gone home, dishes are done, dessert is calling me...again, and I am blogging. Not because I have to, but because, I wanted to share a dish with you I made and tell you about my Easter.
Two of our three grandchildren were here, and the Easter bunny hooked them up. What fun to do Easter with the littles again! All dressed in their Easter best, and just the delight of the get together after church! This is by far my favorite Christian holiday, it means so much to me. It just made it perfect to have our children and almost all of our grandchildren with us. I hope that if you celebrate Easter, you enjoyed the day with those you love, family, friends, whoever! We couldn't have asked for more beautiful weather, more laughter or more food!!
Speaking of which, the reason we are here. This is just a basic hash brown casserole that my mom has made for years, now my sister makes, and this year I made. I know I have had lots of versions of it, but this is mine and it is delicious. You can choose to add 1/4 cup minced onions, we don't groove on onions in this dish so, I use onion powder. IF you do add the onion, sauté it first in butter for approx. 2-4 minutes first. I just wanted you to know, the choice is yours. For the record my sister ALWAYS uses onions. She always has to be different!
You will need
1lb bag of frozen hash browns (shredded or cubed)
1/2 cup butter, melted
16 oz. sour cream
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
1 tbsp. onion powder
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/4 tsp. black pepper
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Your hash browns can be thawed or not, it makes no difference. In a huge bowl literally mix everything together. It is that simple. Spray your 9x13 pan with non stick cooking spray OR butter it and then pour the completely combined mixture into your pan. Bake for 60-90 minutes.