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Guest Post from Christy Jordan of Southern Plate.com:
I almost didn’t bring this to you at all because it is so embarrassingly easy. I’m giving away my secrets here! But after a busy day at school and chauffeuring around kids to appointments, you just might need to call upon this dish. It is also extremely economical. Using a sale I found out about on Southern Savers, I picked up these two boxes of scalloped potatoes when they were buy one get one free. I had two coupons for .40 cents off a single box, which Publix doubled to make it .80 off each box. Considering the price was 1.59 with buy one get one free, I actually made a penny by purchasing these. I used up the leftover ham from a dinner and that puts my out of pocket costs at whatever the little bit of milk and two tablespoons of margarine ran me.
I apologize for springing math on ya like that. Believe me, its something I try to avoid!
Embarrassingly Easy Ham and Potato Casserole
- 1-2 Boxes Scalloped or Au Gratin Potatoes
- Leftover ham
- Ingredients called for on box (typically milk, water, and a bit of margarine or butter)
Prepare potatoes according to package directions, place in casserole dish. Stir in ham. Bake according to package directions.
1 Box potatoes yields 8×8 casserole
2 Boxes yield 9×13 casserole
Can add green beans or peas to make this a more complete meal!
For a delicious and economical dessert, try my mother’s Chocolate Cobbler recipe!
Visit SouthernPlate.com for a complete tutorial, including photos of every step!
My mother was known for her cooking. Regardless of what meal you sat down at, anyone at Mama’s table was assured of getting a delicious and filling meal on any given day. While that may not be surprising, the fact that she fed five of us plus additional guests at nearly every meal on a very tight grocery budget leaves my head spinning at how she managed to put all of that wonderful food on the table!
Like most of us, though, she used a lot of ground beef. There is no telling how much I ate growing up! But we never grew tired of it, thanks to her ingenuity. Today, I thought I’d share with you some of my personal favorite ground beef recipes that I hope will please your family every bit as much as they please mine.
I’m excited to be able to give you this free e-cookbook of ground beef recipes from SouthernPlate.com. Simply click on the link below to download the printer friendly cookbook!
I’m so grateful to Jenny for all of the hard work that goes into Southern Savers. I’ve saved countless dollars thanks to her efforts. Thank you, Jenny, for enabling me to feed my family better meals while spending a lot less money.
Christy Jordan of SouthernPlate.com
Click here to download your free e-cookbook of ground beef recipes!