1- 32oz. pkg frozen hashbrowns 1 can cream of chicken soup 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 stick margarine, melted 10 oz. Cheddar cheese, grated 1/3 can of milk 1- 8oz. sour cream salt and pepper to taste
Thaw hash brown potatoes just enough to separate. Melt margarine and saute onion. Add milk, soup, sour cream, salt and pepper and about half of the cheese. Place in 9X13 pan. Cover with foil and bake 1 hour at 325 degrees. Uncover and sprinkle rest of cheese on top. Cook 15 minutes more. You can reheat and freese by adding extra milk to leftovers.
I had a great weekend. I spent Friday evening with Carter and then on Sunday I got to see Bradley, Leslie and Lily. The only one missing this weekend was Sara. She hurt her ankle and was staying with Catie's Mom. Poor baby!
Most of you know what a rough year I had last year at work. I had a lot of joy too having Bradley in my first grade class. That was by far the highlight of my teaching career. But last year's transition with new boss was difficult for most of the staff. In fact 16 people left the faculty. This school year however has been so fun for me. I was asked to fill a reading interventionist position which means that I don't have my own class but go around helping with the struggling readers and coaching teachers. It is the job made for me! Jaime said "Mom, I've never heard you say that you love your job until now!" But I do! The boss has tried very hard this year to be kinder and more freeflowing with praise. But the funny part about what I'm going to share with you is about a little joke I do with Brandi Hart in the privacy of our room, "The Reader's Cafe." Sometimes just to get a reaction from Brandi (who is young enough to be my daughter, in fact she and Jaime cheered together in middle school) I will refer to the boss by her first name. Brandi cringes. It took her 3 years to call me Carol! So when we received the note in the picture Brandi was so taken back by the signature! We got a good laugh and it made us proud of how far the boss has come! Oh what a difference a year makes!!!!!!