Sunday, April 4, 2010

And I'll lead you all in the dance, said he

Happy Easter! My cousin read out of the children's Bible today and said "Then Jesus went to Pilates (pronounced like the popular yoga-esque exercise)". She's 31. We're pretty die-hard around here.

Today I 'read' the recipe for my mom's famous holiday potatoes. If you think the recipe, below, seems too easy and want an additional challenge, you should try making it while your dad is assembling a brand-new toilet in the bathroom one room over (naturally, ours broke down yesterday in anticipation of the 25 people we invited over for Easter), your mom is glazing a ham a foot to your right, and assorted brothers are screaming about video games, coffee preferences, and the Duke game last night. And a semi-blind (due to a poor haircut, not old age) dog is meandering underfoot, attempting to knock you off balance every chance she gets.

Sheila Mo-Patty's Potatoes
  • 1 pkg Ore Ida Hash Brown Potatoes
  • 2 cups shredded swiss cheese
  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • paprika and salt to taste

Line bottom of 9 1/2" X 13" pan with the hash browns. Sprinkle cheese liberally over them. Ditto with the entire container of whipping cream. Salt and paprika on top. Cook in the oven at 350 for 90 minutes. Spend the next week trying to get your arteries back on track.


Joel said...

I love that I could visualize that entire scene, complete with Daisy's surly underbite.

LH said...

This recipe sounds fantastic. I love the Pilate/s story too. Happy Easter!

KC said...

We had cheesy potatoes today, too. I LOVE THEM. Did you know Mary loves them, too? Also, that Mary picked a date to come home?

Are you counting the days? We ARE!

dw said...

You know what's sad? I get that the "pilates" thing is a joke, but I don't "get" it because I am woefully under-religioned (sp?). Sad. Happy Easter.

Gina Marie said...

KC- we haven't stopped talking about it since we got the news!!!!! I can't believe it's happening, really really happening!

Dan- Pontius Pilate was the man responsible for the execution of Jesus. You pronounce it like a fighter pilot. Catholic humor is really the best kind...