Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Orange Dreamsicle Punch

It doesn't get much simpler than this!  This punch is always a hit...and pretty-as-a-picture as well.  Somehow it stirs up memories of warm summer days and refreshing orange floats of yesteryear...but it is perfect served at showers and parties any season of the year.

  • 2 L Sprite
  • 1 L orange sherbet, slightly softened
  1. Pour sprite into large punch bowl.
  2. Add scoops of sherbet. 
  3. Stir gently to produce foam.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Mexican Potato Casserole

It's Flashback Friday and I'm re-posting a recipe that was published here in August of 2008.  It originated in a local church cookbook and became a favorite at our house.  I often increase amounts and prepare in a larger casserole.  

Mexican Potato Casserole
  • 4 medium potatoes, with peel
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup salsa (medium or hot)
  • 1/2 cup chopped peppers (red, green or yellow)
  • 1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese (or a Tex-Mex blend cheese)
  1. Cut potatoes into bite-size pieces and place in greased casserole dish.
  2. Melt butter...stir in taco seasoning.
  3. Pour over the potatoes and stir to coat well.
  4. Bake uncovered at 425°F for 30 minutes.
  5. Stir...bake 15-20 minutes longer.
  6. Brown and crumble beef; add onion and cook until soft...then drain.
  7. Stir in salsa.
  8. Pour over potatoes.
  9. Sprinkle with chopped peppers.
  10. Top with grated cheese.
  11. Bake uncovered for 10 minutes.
  12. Serve with additional salsa and sour cream.