Thursday, October 4, 2007

Got can opener?

I didn't until today. Okay, so that's not completely accurate - I HAD 2 of them. I had one of those cool "as seen on TV" just press the button and it opens itself deal - well it began to die. The first time it died mid-way through opening a can, which I had to pry it off - I thought the batteries had just died. So the second time I tried it with brand new batteries, it dies again half way around a can - I beat it off the can in using the sink as my tool - calling it several expletives and finally it meeting it's fate to the garbage can.

The second one - a manual hand cranker. Finally decided it was too dull to open another can. It too met it's fate in the garbage can.

So today I go to make dinner - alas I need a can opener to open 3 cans. Did I remember to get one on the 300th trip to Walmart or Target this week - NO! So off I got to Target - wedding gift card in hand. I came home with this little gem.
It's wonderful!!!!!!!! It actually opens cans like a can opener should. So anyhow - here's what I was trying to make when Viva La Can Opener Revolution started. It's super yummy!

Tater Tot Casserole

1 lb. Ground Beef
1 Onion - chopped
1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
2 cans French Cut Green Beans
1-2 cups French's Onions
2 cups Shredded Cheddar Blend Cheese
1 can milk
Tater Tots - enough to cover bottom of casserole dish

Line bottom of casserole dish (roughly a 3 quart dish) with tater tots - like pictured. Brown ground meat with chopped onion - transfer to casserole dish atop tots. Drain beans and layer on top of meat. Mix soup with a can of whole milk - pour over layers in casserole. Cover with cheese - I like mine cheesy. Cover top with French's onions. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. YUM!


Scrap for Joy said...

Your cassarole looks good...and the dish itself is beautiful! Someone who likes you a lot must have given that to you. Hahahaha!

Tracie said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!

This is tooo funny. I'm not sure if you remember me or not, but my name is Tracie and I've taught a couple of classes at YMP. I'm the one that brought like 10 gals I work with to one of the crops you worked.

Anyway. WHen my first son was born, the hospital served Tater Tot Casserole. David has been joking about how great the Tater Tot Casserole was...So, guess what he's getting for Valentines.

Anyway, glad you shared, and even more glad I got to find your blog. I found it thru searching Bev's blog. I told her that the next time you guys do a swap, I'd love to play along.

Hope to see you soon.