Fun Friday-Recipes

I thought this would be an appropriate time to host a Fun Friday about cherished family recipes.  With the holidays now officially upon us, now might be the perfect time to incorporate a new recipe or two into your family dinners.

As I have said before, I love to cook.  I just don't get to do it enough.  One of my Ella's favorite things in the world to eat is Sweet Potato Casserole.  She asks for it at least once a week.  I started making this recipe when I was a young girl for all my family get-togethers.  It's still what I'm always asked to bring.  Here is the recipe I use:

1 c. brown sugar, packed
1/2 c. flour
1/2 stick melted butter
3 c. cooked mashed sweet potatoes
1/2 c. granulated sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. almond extract

Topping: in a small bowl combine brown sugar, flour and the melted butter.  stir with a fork and set to the side.  In another larger bowl, combine the sweet potatoes, sugar, eggs and almond.  Put this in a large casserole dish that has been buttered.  Spread the topping over the potatoes and bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes.

Another of our favorites is Chicken Sausage Casserole, otherwise known as Frontier Casserole.  I'm not sure how our friend Nelson came up with this name, but that's what we now call it.  This is my ALL TIME favorite dish.  My family loves it and we eat it at least once a month (if not more).  It's one of those dishes that can be warmed up for lunch, dinner or even breakfast.  My mom made it for us when I was growing up and now it is a staple in our household.  I highly recommend you give this one a try:

3 chicken breasts, cooked and chopped
1 pound sausage, cooked
1 can cr of mushroom soup
1/2 soup can filled with milk
1 can mushrooms (this is optional)
1 10oz package of saffron rice, cooked per package directions

Mix all ingredients and put into a greased 9x13dish.  Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

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  1. I do not eat sugar so the casserole is out, unfortunately. But keep sharing the recipes.

  2. Kate, I have followed your blog and my 1st race ever was the Go Lucy Go 5K. I just wanted to say thanks for sharing the casserole recipe. I made it for my family tonight and it was a big hit! Thanks again. Brandi L.

  3. I made the chicken/sausage casserole tonight! It's a keeper!! Thanks for sharing!

  4. HEy Kate, I do a weekly menu on my blog and since I'm making this casserole this week, I included a link back to your blog and this page. Thanks for sharing!!