Hash Browns For Hubby

As a new bride nearly 23 years ago, I learned very quickly that there were favorite dishes my husband enjoyed that I had either never heard of or that I had just never made.  Potatoes and onions cooked together is just one of these dishes.  My husband grew up in a pastor’s family of 6 children, 5 of whom were boys born within 6 years!  While feeding this crew was a challenge, there was always an abundance of potatoes and onions.  Tim grew up with fried potatoes and onions; onions and hash browns; mashed potatoes, and cheesy potato soup.  For me, mashed, boiled, or scalloped potatoes were the extent of potato dishes!  Here is how I make hash browns to help keep the hubby happy. It is a great way to use any left over baked potatoes from dinner the night before.

3 medium baked potatoes and completely cooled

1/2 medium onion, diced

2-3 tbsp. olive oil

salt; pepper; ground red pepper to taste

Heat the olive oil in a large non-stick skillet.  Add diced onions and saute until tender but not brown.  Grate the potatoes and add to the onions.   Heat through and gently brown the potatoes, stirring occasionally.  Add salt and peppers to taste.  Serve hot with sunny-side up eggs and toast!   Makes about 2 servings.

Variation:  use finely chopped hot pepper in place of ground red pepper,  cooking the hot pepper with the onion.

Diving Into A New Experiment

Barbi here! Apparently I have not been as active here as I should be.. at least, that’s what she says. To make up for my deliquency, I have helped create Jan’s newest venture. Go me! 🙂

Crochet has been one of her hobbies for as long as I can remember, but only recently has she been allowing other people the pleasure of seeing her talent. What started as baby shower gifts will hopefully turn into a little recognition for a craft that has been forgotten by many.

Mom’s designs are completely unique. Not a single blanket is ever the exact same. We decided (yes, we, not just me) to base the name – Left2Crochet – on her unique ability to crochet left-handed. Since all crochet patterns are written for right-handed people, this is quite an accomplishment.

Please take a few seconds to check out the shop and leave her some encouraging feedback! As usual, this is just an experiment. We are not dreaming big here, but it never hurts to test the waters, right? So, in we go!