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OKRA AND POTATOES SUPREME

Okra and Potatoes Supreme - Copy - CopyThis recipe for Okra and Potatoes Supreme is a great easy side dish.  I love okra and this is one of my favorite ways to prepare it for a meal. I love it for breakfast with a fried egg over the top, too!

1 (12 ounce) bag frozen cut okra or about 1 1/2 cups fresh okra, chopped

5 slices bacon, cooked (save drippings)

1/2 cup chopped regular onion or green onion

6 potatoes, peeled and cubed

1/2 cup chopped green pepper

3/4 cup cornmeal

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon chili powder

3/4 to 1 cup oil (I use the leftover bacon drippings combined with Canola Oil to make one cup)

Pinch cayenne

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, Optional

Cook bacon, drain, crumble and set aside.  Whisk together cornmeal, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, chili powder and cayenne. Combine okra, onion, potatoes, and green pepper and toss in cornmeal mixture.  Heat oil in large skillet and fry okra and potato mixture until browned and potatoes are done.  Remove and sprinkle on crumbled bacon with cheese if desired and serve.  Makes 6 to 8 servings. Enjoy!

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Roasted Beets and Sauteed Beet Greens

Roasted Garlic Brussels Sprouts

Parmesan Baked Potato Wedges

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CHEESY SCALLOPED POTATOES AND SAUSAGE

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes and Sausage4 - tslcThis recipe for Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes and Sausage makes a hearty meal and men love it.  I serve it with my Southern Cornmeal Hoecakes.  Leftovers can be reheated and keeps for several days in the fridge.  You could also cut this recipe in half.

1 pound package of smoked sausage (could use polish), sliced in rounds

7 to 8 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced

1 green pepper, seeded and coarsely chopped

1 large onion, peeled and chopped

1 (8 ounce) package Colby Jack Cheese, cubed (can use whatever kind you like)

1 cup milk

1 cup sour cream

4 tablespoons butter or 1/2 stick or 1/4 cup

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

3 tablespoon all-purpose flour

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (can use whatever kind you like)

paprika (about 1 to 2 tablespoons)

fresh parsley for garnish (Optional)

In a large mixing bowl slice up the sausage, peel and slice potatoes, chopped green pepper and chopped onion.  Toss to mix.  Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray and pour in the potato sausage mixture.  Sprinkle cubed cheese on top.  In a saucepan on top of the stove combine the milk, sour cream, butter, salt, pepper, garlic powder and flour.  Over low heat melt the ingredients while stirring with a wire whisk until mixture thickens and is smooth. DO NOT BOIL. Remove from stove and pour over potatoes and sausage.  Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese over top. Sprinkle paprika over cheese.   Cover with foil and bake in preheated 375 degree oven 35 to 40 minutes or until potatoes are tender when stuck with a fork.  Remove foil and bake for 15 more minutes until starts to brown on top.  Remove from oven and garnish with fresh parsley.(Optional)  Makes 8 – 10 servings.  Enjoy!

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You might also like the following casseroles, too:

Cabbage Roll Casserole

Cheesy Bacon Yellow Squash Casserole

Cheesy Macaroni and Cheese

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CHICKEN, POTATOES AND BROCCOLI SOUP

Chicken, Potatoes and Broccoli Soup -TSLC - CopyToday, February 4th,  is National Homemade Soup Day!  This new recipe for  Chicken, Potatoes and Broccoli Soup is a hearty, comfort food meal.  Just add your favorite bread or crackers and enjoy.  This soup keeps well in the fridge for several days and is great reheated.

2 to 3 cups chopped, cooked chicken

4 tablespoons butter

1 small onion, chopped

1 cup chopped green pepper (can use red or orange, too, or all 3)

1 cup chopped celery

2 (14.5) ounce cans chicken broth

3 large potatoes, peeled and cubed

2 cups frozen or fresh broccoli pieces

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

2 cups milk (I use 2 per cent)

1/4 cup flour

2 cups shredded cheese (I used cheddar. Can use what you like)

In a large soup pot melt butter and brown onion, peppers, celery.  Add the chicken broth, chicken, potatoes, broccoli, black pepper, salt, minced garlic and cumin and bring to boil.  Reduce heat to simmer and cook until potatoes are soft or about 10 to 12 minutes.  Heat milk on stove or in microwave about 2 minutes, remove and whisk in flour until mixture is smooth. Add to your soup to thicken it.  Add the cheese and continue cooking on low heat about 10 to 15 minutes.  Makes about 8 servings. Enjoy!

You might also like my recipe for Chicken Tortellini Soup.

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CABBAGE, BACON AND POTATO SKILLET

Bacon Cabbage Skillet - TSLCThis Cabbage, Bacon and Potato Skillet is a quick and easy comfort food dish.  We love cabbage and adding bacon and potatoes just makes this vegetable even better.  You can’t beat this with a big old hunk of cornbread on a cold night.

5 to 6 slices bacon

3 tablespoons olive oil or leftover bacon drippings

4 carrots, scraped and thinly sliced

1 onion, peeled and chopped

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon turmeric

4 tablespoons butter (Optional)

1/2 head cabbage, chopped or shredded

4 to 5 potatoes, peeled and cubed

Cook bacon, remove from skillet,  drain and set aside.   Saute onions and carrots until tender in bacon drippings or olive oil.  Stir in butter,  cabbage, salt, pepper, cumin, and turmeric.  Cook uncovered about 20 minutes on medium heat stirring a couple times. Add potatoes, cover and simmer until potatoes are cooked or about another 20 minutes.  Crumble bacon slices on top before serving.  Makes 6 to 8 servings. Enjoy.

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Bacon Cabbage Skillet

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