Day 182 – Au Gratin Taters

Made the men in my life some home made Au Gratin Taters for dinner, extra cheesy per Gator’s (aka The Boy) request. Took quite a while, but was worth all the time invested to hear they were really good. In case you want to try them sometime, the recipe is below.

Au Gratin Taters

4-6 Russet Potatoes – Sliced

1 Onion – Chopped

Salt & Pepper to taste

Minced Garlic

3 T Butter

3 T flour

1/2 t Salt

2 C Milk

2 C Cheddar Cheese – Shredded

Saute Onion and Garlic in some butter for 4 minutes

Butter Casserole Dish

Layer half the potatoes in bottom of prepared dish

Top with half the onion & garlic

In medium sauce pan, melt 3 T butter over medium heat, mix in flour and salt

Stir constantly with whisk for one minute

Stir in milk slowly – Cook until mixture has thickened

Stir in cheese all at once and continue stirring until melted – 30-60 seconds

Pour half of cheese over potatoes & onions and garlic

Layer other half of potatoes, then onions and garlic, then cheese

Cover with foil and bake 1 hour and 10 minutes at 400 degrees

Remove foil, bake 20 minutes

Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes before serving

Day 49 – Grandma Eddings’ Stuffed Pepper Cups

Dusty scored some FOC Green Peppers a couple days ago and requested some stuffed peppers. I used Grandma Eddings’ reccipe (see below for entire recipe). They were good, no doubt, but would have been sooo much better if we had been sharing them with her in person, and not just in my heart.

Grandma Eddings’ Stuffed Pepper Cups

6 medium green peppers

1 pound ground beef

1/3 C chopped onion

1 pound can tomato sauce

1 C rice

2 T worcestershire sauce



1 C chredded colby or cheddar cheese

brown meat and onion and drain

add tomato sauce, rice & worcestershire sauce

bring to boil

cover and simmer until rice is almost tender

remove from heat

add cheese

cut peppers in half

put filling over top

bake at 350 degrees 25 minutes

sprinkle with more shredded cheese before serving