Mom’s Cottage Potatoes ~ An Old Family Favorite! Homemade Potato Casserole Loaded with Potatoes & Cheese!
Mom’s recipes are always the best right? I mean you can take that exact recipe and make it, but it never seems to come out right. Anyone else with me on this? I think they leave out that “secret” ingredient that really makes the recipes theirs!
Recently I got my hands on the hub’s mom’s recipes she made when they were young. His mom passed away before I met him and it always breaks my heart that I never got to meet her. In my own way I feel like I’m “connecting” to her through her recipes. We all know my life revolves around recipes right? Plus whenever I mention that I’m making one of these said recipes his entire face lights up! I sure hope my kids have the same reaction to my cooking some day!
I love that recipes are associated with memories and great times in your life. Just making that recipe can bring back these wonderful memories. When I mentioned I was making this recipe my husband actually came into the kitchen and started helping me. Just to get this straight. This does not happen. Ever. I give his mother the credit for finally getting him into the kitchen.
I wish it happened more often because it was great to have some face time with him while we were preparing these “Cottage Potatoes”. I peeled, he sliced the potatoes and we had some down time while Miss K napped to connect. I don’t know about you but these moments are few and far between with a toddler. It was fun to hear him talk about his mom and the memories and he also shared some of his other favorites from childhood. I need to get my hands on those recipes so he’ll come back in the kitchen!
With so much technology in our life it was nice to unwind in the kitchen without the screen staring at us and just hang out together! I really need to make more time like this with my family. I am so guilty of spending way to much time in front of a screen.
- 8 Russet potatoes cooked and diced
- 1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 tsp onion salt
- 1/2 c. bread crumbs
- 1/2 c. milk
- 1/2 c. butter melted
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 c. crushed corn flakes
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a large bowl mix together potatoes, cheddar cheese, onion salt and bread crumbs. Pour into a greased 9 x 13 in casserole dish.
- In a small bowl mix together milk, butter, salt and pepper. Pour over potato mixture. Top with crushed Corn Flakes.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.
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