Last night we were privileged of having my brother - who also is SSP's God Papa - over for dinner. We had a grand old time. We even played some games after dinner. Both BAP and SSP even enjoyed it. What a relief!! Menu planned: Steak, Potatoes, Bread and Green Beans. I was a bit disgruntled when I noticed I did not have enough potatoes to make mashed potatoes. What good is Salisbury Steak without mashed potatoes?! I had to think fast since potatoes are key. I was talking with Mom and she suggested I just make a potato casserole using frozen Southern style hashbrowns -- INGENIOUS. Thank you Mom for the inspiration! They turned out awesome. Try these and you will think so too.
adapted from: http://myblessedlife.net/2012/06/easy-hashbrown-casserole.html
1 (32oz) bag frozen shredded hashbrown potatoes (I used the Southern style) - Do NOT Thaw
1 cup sour cream
1/2 (8oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup milk
1 medium onion diced
1/2 stick butter
2 cups grated cheese
1 t garlic powder
Preheat oven to 350. While oven is preheating saute onion and butter in a skillet. Sprinkle with garlic powder. Stir until fragrant. In a large bowl combine potatoes (make sure they are individual chunks), cheeses, sour cream and onion mixture. Add milk to skillet just to remove any leftover onion/garlic bits remaining. Add milk to potato mixture. Place in a greased 3 quart oven-safe dish (9x13pan works well). Bake 1 hour (just until bubbly and has crunchy/browned edges).