It's been busy around here as we have been getting ready for Christmas! Big Ginger Cookies, Potato Chip Crunchies, and Decorated Sugar Cookies are in the works! Just like in years past, we made these delicious jar cookies for friends, neighbors and teachers. Read all about this easy gift idea here. They are fun and easy to make. My boys usually do most of the work, if you can call it work. The finished jars look a lot like sand art, minus the sand of course!
Hash Brown Potato Casserole is another holiday tradition at our house. Not for our family Christmas dinner or anything, but for the Christmas breakfast the kids had in their elementary school classrooms. I mix it up the night before, then the next morning I pop it in the oven for 45 minutes or so while everyone gets ready for the day. The disposable pan of casserole goes in a few paper grocery bags.....they are excellent for keeping food warm by the way.......and off to the school breakfast we go, warm Hash Brown Casserole in hand! This would be a great make ahead Christmas morning dish too!
To make Hash Brown Casserole just mix-
1-32 oz package of hash brown potatoes, thawed
1 can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 c. sour cream
2 c. shredded Cheddar cheese
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 small onion, diced
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x13 pan. Put your mixture in the greased pan.
Top with 2 c. crushed cornflakes mixed with 1/4 c. melted butter and bake for 45 minutes to an hour. Enjoy!
The borders on my Blessings From The Hollow Quilt are coming along nicely even thought they have been slightly neglected due to the busy Christmas baking season! What's coming from your kitchen during the holidays?
My blog friend Linda from The Quilted Pineapple had a giveaway to celebrate her blogiversary recently and I was so excited to be the winner! She was kind enough to send two Charm Packs of Grace fabric and the Schnibbles pattern Jacks my way. Thank you so much Linda!! If you haven't already seen Linda's amazing quilting be sure to go over to her blog, click on the Quilting Eye Candy tab and check it out! Beautiful work!