Today’s post is sponsored by Family Christian, but all opinions are my own.
Do you have a dish that you always bring to family dinners? For us, it’s Gourmet Potatoes. One of my aunts started it originally and now I bring them along to dinners on my husband’s side. They’re perfect for Easter, Christmas, or anytime you have ham.
I have seen many variations of our Gourmet Potatoes, most of which use packaged shredded cheese and frozen shredded potatoes. The secret to our Gourmet Potatoes is that we shred the cheese and potatoes ourselves. It really does make all the difference!
This time, I let Charlie do some of the grating! We did it slow and I showed him how sharp and pointy part of the grater are and that he could get hurt if he wasn’t paying attention. It definitely took some patience while he did it, but he loves helping! I want Charlie to know how to use kitchen tools and feel comfortable doing so.
- 6 medium Russet potatoes
- 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- ¼ cup butter
- 1½ cups sour cream
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 2 Tbsp butter
- Cook potatoes in skin until just before done.
- Cool, Peel, and shred potatoes.
- In a saucepan over low heat, combine ¼ cup butter and cheese until almost melted.
- Remove from heat and blend in sour cream, salt, pepper, and onion.
- Fold in shredded potatoes.
- Put in greased casserole dish.
- Place 2 Tbsp of butter on top of potatoes in drops.
- Sprinkle with paprika.
- Bake at 425 F for 50 min.
We put our Gourmet Potatoes in a new dish I picked up from the kitchen section at Family Christian! The fun thing about this dish is that it’s actually a Christmas Pass It On Casserole Dish! On the inside, you’ll see this written:
This dish brings merry wishes for a season bright with cheer,
Filled with Jesus’ love to warm your heart all year.
So savor every blessing,
and when this treat is gone,
Keep the giving going-
by passing this dish on!
The red, stoneware casserole dish is absolutely beautiful. I really love the message that it brings with it though. A simple dish encourages the sharing of food and fellowship during the Christmas season. Making these potatoes with Charlie and explaining that we’re going to give our dish away is a great way to open the conversation about sharing and the holiday season.
I’ll be taking my potatoes in the Pass It On Dish to a dinner and then instead of worrying about taking my dish home with me when we leave, I’ll leave it there for the hostess. Then, when she sees the message inside, she’ll give a dish to someone else and pass the casserole dish on again. How fun is that?
What kind of yummy food would you put in this dish to pass it on?
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