11-14 church cookbook scalloped potatoes in memory of Elsie Hedge, from the Olive Hill Church of the Nazarene Cookbook.JPG

With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, and the gatherings and celebrations that are certain to accompany it, we are wanting to bring you some recipes that could potentially be helpful in your meal preparation.

Thanksgiving, although observed as a day of thanks, is just as well known for the feast that accompanies it. For most of us, this is a chance to reconnect with family and simply enjoy each others company.

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. We don’t have to be burdened or bogged down with pressure to find that perfect gift, but simply enjoy being with family and friends. Conversations, laughter, old stories, and companionship highlight the day. Obviously, a large homecooked meal shares the spotlight as well.

My whole life, I have gone to my grandparents to enjoy this holiday. With the Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV, temperatures rivaling the tropical rain forest, and the chaos of a few youngsters, my grandparents’ house is the happening place on this holiday. Never a shortage of food, your possibilities are endless. I feel very fortunate to be able to take my son there and continue the tradition.

When thinking of your Thanksgiving meal and the possibilities of dishes that you can prepare, there are multiple ways that you could go. I know we have written about potatoes before, and the versatility that accompanies them. The recipe this week proves that sentiment again. Scalloped Potatoes are an interesting way to prepare potatoes, simple yet complex. With easy instructions, and a short ingredient list, it can be somewhat surprising the transformation that occurs during the preparation.

When looking through the cookbooks this week, we felt compelled to bring you this recipe. With this recipe, written in memory of Elsie Hedge, from the Olive Hill Church of the Nazarene Cookbook, you will be on your way to another delicious potato recipe.

To complete this recipe, you will need the following ingredients: 2 ½ c. milk 2 T. flour 3 T. butter 12 potatoes 2 onions Salt Pepper Combine the milk, flour, and butter in a pan and cook until the butter is melted.

Slice the potatoes and onions in layers in a casserole dish.

Pour the milk mixture over them; salt and pepper. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

This dish would be perfect for Thanksgiving, or any other type of large gathering. This recipe makes a large yield, so it will feed several people.

We have enjoyed scalloped potatoes many times over the years, with different family members offering their own version of this dish. This version did not disappoint. Most versions of scalloped potatoes that we have tried include cheese. Although, we are cheese fans, this dish blended very well without it. When looking at the recipe list, you will notice most items are household staples. So, additional costs will probably be kept to a minimum. This dish is a great value to prepare for your next large holiday meal.

With Thanksgiving upon us, we give this a high recommendation.

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