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Monday, February 28, 2011

Laughing about those "mormon" recipes...like funeral potatoes...

Trying to cut and paste what I've found so the recipe may not come from the cook book pictured...but...

Funeral potatoes are funeral potatoes. I'm quite sure they originated in Utah and there are a million versions....this being one of them.

They are traditionally served at
gatherings after funerals
or "Ward dinners"
or big crowds (read: big mormon family gatherings)
with Ham, rolls, salads and of course Jello.

I just have to be amused by the Mormon kitchen grapevine (hotline)
....it's a marvelous network!!

Use approximately 6 cups diced potatoes (best if they are baked, cooled, peeled and diced)

1 can cr of chicken soup (or mushroom)
1 stick of butter melted
1 c sour cream
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
1/4 c. finely minced onion
salt & pepper to taste

add potatoes and place in a 9 x 13 baking dish (greased)
Bake at about 350 for 35 - 45 minutes uncovered

Traditionally they are topped with crushed corn flakes tossed in a little butter...adds a nice crunchy texture.

What's your favorite (mormon recipe)?

Thursday, February 24, 2011

one "mormon" recipe that apparantly never made it's way to Hermiston (to my recollection)

In case you missed it
there are certain recipes that are
--just no gettin around it--
and growing up in a 'ward'
there are or were 'dime-a-dip' dinners and such...
(dime a dip---read: bring a dish for twelve to the back door and go back to the front door and pay a 'dime-a-dip' to eat it.....fundraiser.)
Mormons can be incredibly thrifty
(I won't say 'cheap' because
I've been there with 7 kids and trying to stretch the dollar).
But somehow I've never connected to this salad staple until later years.
It's pretty OK and so I'll share one version of the recipe with you.
Recipes are only a guideline anyway.
Would be a great summertime salad to be filling and good for hot weather.
Frog Eye Salad
6 oz acini di pepe (pasta)
1 15 oz pineapple tidbits (drained -- save 1/4 C juice)
1 1/3 C milk
1/4 C sugar
1 (2 5/8 oz) package instant vanilla pudding
1 6oz can crushed pineapple drained
2 8 1/4 oz cans mandarin oranges drained
3/4 C grapes
1 1/2 (or so) C Cool Whip
2 1/4 C miniature marshmallows
1/2 C coconut shredded or flaked
Cook pasta al dente rinse in cool water and drain well
Mix pineapple juice milk sugar and vanilla pudding
put together with rest of ingredients
add cinnamon if you like
CHILL and serve cold
Pretty Good
**you don't have to be a mormon to eat it**

Monday, February 21, 2011

My 100th Post....

Making a
quiet book
one page per month mostly with a theme.

You'd have to look close to see but it contains:





clothes pins


paper and pen

sure hope he enjoys it.

Once again....no pattern.....
just have to follow my heart...not perfect...but oh-so rewarding!
Happy Day Everyone!!
And huge thanks to my daughter for helping me learn new things about blogging. So fun!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Work *sigh*

You ever have problems with Turkeys people at work...
Whooo don't know how to use English
Where rules can change without notice
and its a He Said / She said GRRRRR!!
I hate the Bu!!$#8t
errr the stuff that inevitably rolls downhill.
How about you??
Thanks for letting me vent!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy Birthday, Kelly !!!

In the very early morning hours of February 15th 1989 John Kelly See was born, the 7th child of our family---6th boy! He weighed nearly 10 # and 22 " long! Looked nothing like a newborn! He's a very bright young man with a heart of absolute gold and has developed many talents. I have soooo enjoyed watching you 'grow'. Happy 22nd Birthday!! Here are a few of my faves.

My Valentine !!!

About 2004

May 2010
Wow, Babe, look what we started !

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Happy Late Birthday, Greyson!

Born a year ago January 22nd.....and it seems like yesterday!
Such an old soul you are
and we enjoy you so much, little man!
Hope your coming year is awesome, "
Nah-nah and Poppy

Happy Birthday Owen!

Happy Birthday Owen!
Hope your day was wonderful!
When we called you were all tuckered out!
Hard work being 3, eh?!
Nani and Poppy

HaPpY BiRtHdAy Emily!

If only I had all the photos of you in my memory....all so cute...always with your prangster smile!

Hope you had a super 5th Birthday at school and with your family!

Love Nani and Poppy!

Brian Brian Brian *sigh*

Well this one is happier !!

Brian - sweetie -

WHY - why must you always look so happy to be in a family photo?

No matter...we love you anyway!

Hope you have the happiest birthday of all time this week.

Big guy you are!

Turning 5 !


Nani and Poppy

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


I have 4 birthdays to celebrate this month.....and so obviously I have some catching up to do. Will be making a short post about the grans, Emily, Brian and Owen, 5,5,3 respectively and a longer post about #7, turning 22--- Holy Hell, where does the time go? And when I catch my breath--something nice for my Valentine!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Helllloooooooo...anybody out there?

When you come by to see the SEES -- please-- leave us a note. That is all :)