Yummy Fun For Large Families!!

On January 19, 2013 by Lisa Avell

Being the devoted wife and mother that I am 🙂 I feel like I spend a tremendous amount of my time thinking about, shopping for, preparing, and cleaning up the food that our large family consumes during our average day.
Hmmm, seven people x 3 meals per day per person + snacks = our kitchen preparing roughly 30 meals a day – No wonder I feel like we need to hire a full-time staffer to keep up with our dishes!

dirty dishes

That being said, I’ve really been enjoying my Grandma’s newly published cookbook – a gift she made for her family this Christmas. THANK YOU Grandma! My girls and I have been enjoying reading it and trying the recipes.

I’m gonna share our version of her Tater Tot Roll-Ups (this was a BIG hit at dinner last nite for us!) and also the recipe for potato chip cookies (these only lasted 2 days in our house before they were gobbled!).

First though – God gives us our food.  He is the one who created and gave us all kinds of foods…  Foods that  nourish and fulfill our bodies in so many ways… wow.

I consider it a blessing that I can freely teach my kids how to nourish their bodies using His foods, the plants He created, and the animals He designed.

“Then God said, ‘I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.’ ” Genesis 1:29

Tator Roll-Ups:
OreIda Crispy Crowns frozen potatoes
Swiss cheese (we used Kraft BIG slices)
sour cream
Buddig ham

-Put potato crowns on a cookie sheet and bake in oven per instructions until they’re almost done (about 5 minutes short of cook time).
-Tear each piece of swiss cheese in half, put 2 pieces of Buddig ham on each half piece of swiss cheese and coat with sour cream (tablespoon or so depending on your taste). Wrap 2 nearly cooked potato crowns in ham and cheese; secure with toothpick. Put back in oven for about 5-10 minutes until cheese melts, watch carefully to avoid overcooking.

Potato Chip Cookies:
makes 4-5 dozen
1 cup (1/2 #) soft butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup crushed potato chips
1/2 cup chopped nuts (we used fresh walnuts – my daughter cracked them open and broke them up for the cookies – a lot of work but it was SO GOOD!)

Cream butter and sugar, add egg yolk and vanilla. Blend in flour potato chips, and nuts. Drop by teaspoons onto cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes.

One Response to “Yummy Fun For Large Families!!”

  • Seriously, these are the best cookies I’ve ever had. I usually only like cookies that are well burnt, but I like these! YUM!

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