Friday, June 6, 2014

Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen #84: Farmer's Casserole

Time for Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen
(A weekly linky to share what you and your children have created in the kitchen.)


The linky is at the bottom.

I recently saw a recipe being shared around Facebook and knew I would want to try it one day. When hubby saw it, the "try it one day" became "let's try this recipe this week." Though it was floating around Facebook without a link to the original recipe, I found the proper owner by googling the image. I only changed the recipe slightly (some added spices and more cheeese as I read in the comments it was a bit bland), so if you want to see the original recipe, head on over to Recipe Girl.


6 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
2 cups diced cooked ham
1/2 cup sliced green onions
8 large beaten eggs
2 (12 oz) cans of evaporated milk
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp salt

I let Amelia start slicing up the green onion, while Hannah and I put 6 cups of the shredded potatoes in the bottom of a baking pan. We were supposed to grease the pan, but I had missed that in the instructions.

I added the first batch of seasonings to the potatoes and stirred, then patted them flat in the pan.

Amelia then added the cheese.

Then we sprinkled on the green onion

 and the ham.

Harold decided he wanted to help, so I let him beat the eggs.

Then I added the evaporated milk and the remaining seasonings.

The milk/egg mixture was poured on top.

It was baked in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes. The instructions stated 45-55 minutes, so I set the timer for 50 minutes. The egg was still not set so I ended up extending the time by 5 minutes intervals until it was done. 

1- Grease pan and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2- Add potatoes to pan, add 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp pepper, 1/4 tsp salt. Stir to combine, then spread evenly.
3- Sprinkle the cheese, onions and ham on top.
4- Combine the beaten eggs, evaporated milk and remaining seasonings in a bowl and pour on top.
5- Bake for about 55 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes, making sure the eggs are set.
6- Let sit 5 minutes and enjoy.

Do you have your children help you in the kitchen?  What lessons do they learn? Do you have any kid friendly recipes to share?

I'd love to see your posts, whether you have done something this week or some time in the past. Just link up below. This is a weekly linky.

I am linking up to:
PhotobucketMore the Merrier MondayFull Time Mama

Melt in Your Mouth Monday
Try a New Recipe Tuesday at Home to Four Kiddos
The Gathering Spot at Mamal Diane
Friday Food Frenzy at Close to Home
Fantastic Thursday at Five Little Chefs
Foodie Friends Friday at Robyn'sView
Family Fun Friday at Happy and Blessed Home
Find a New Recipe Friday at Almost Supermom

And here is my Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen linky


  1. This looks wonderful! I am writing this down and am going to try it soon! :-) Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." Hope you can join us again this week.


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