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We ended up having leftovers. Hubby had leftover steak, green beans and baked potato. I made the kids some baked nuggets, peas and some tater tots. The only reason i have tater tots is bc my sis in law gave me a recipe for tater tot casserole and it sounds so good. Im going to modify it a tiny bit to make it more homemade. I don't like using canned foods. I try to make most things from scratch. Has anyone made tater tot casserole before?
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I made soup. Yippee for soup weather! Butternut squash, cannelini beans, kale, parmesan, chicken, garlic and rosemary. Easy and quick and good.
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We ended up having leftovers. Hubby had leftover steak, green beans and baked potato. I made the kids some baked nuggets, peas and some tater tots. The only reason i have tater tots is bc my sis in law gave me a recipe for tater tot casserole and it sounds so good. Im going to modify it a tiny bit to make it more homemade. I don't like using canned foods. I try to make most things from scratch. Has anyone made tater tot casserole before?
I freely admit to keeping tater tots in the freezer as a matter of course. :-) I've not made the tater tot casserole that's been making the rounds on the interwebs, but I do make breakfast casserole with it. Tater tots, cooked breakfast sausage and eggs, beaten with a little water, salt and pepper and voila - easy breakfast. Hash browns are such a pain in a dish like this, because they always end up soggy and insipid. The tots are the perfect solution, because you can bake them until nicely brown and crispy, then add the sausage and egg and bake until the egg is just set. And you can add anything too it - if I'm feeling fancy, I'll add scallions and sun dried tomatoes. Great for easy work breakfasts or brunch potlucks! Or frankly, for a grown up dinner a la Elizabeth David, with a salad and glass of red wine. :-)

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Hey we all have our go to dinners. I always keep chicken nuggets for the kids. I like them too
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Hey we all have our go to dinners. I always keep chicken nuggets for the kids. I like them too
I'll drink to that, but not with the bathtub gin!

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I can't get my DD to eat things like tater tots and chicken nuggets I LOVE tater tots. I was even in a tater tot eating contest once in college. I can't understand how my DD could possibly not like them, but....nope. Not even with copious amounts of ketchup.
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I can't get my DD to eat things like tater tots and chicken nuggets I LOVE tater tots. I was even in a tater tot eating contest once in college. I can't understand how my DD could possibly not like them, but....nope. Not even with copious amounts of ketchup.
Same here, honestly. Little Man lives on macaroni and cheese, yogurt, parmesan noodles, applesauce and any baked goods and sweets he can get his little hands on... will only begrudgingly eat fries, tots, and nuggets, and won't touch pizza and hot dogs with a ten foot pole... sigh. Getting a balanced diet into these kids is maybe the hardest part of parenting!

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We ended up having leftovers. Hubby had leftover steak, green beans and baked potato. I made the kids some baked nuggets, peas and some tater tots. The only reason i have tater tots is bc my sis in law gave me a recipe for tater tot casserole and it sounds so good. Im going to modify it a tiny bit to make it more homemade. I don't like using canned foods. I try to make most things from scratch. Has anyone made tater tot casserole before?
I haven't made the tater tot casserole before, but I have looked up replacements for "cream of" soup, because it shows up in so many recipes. Here is one example that looks good:

http://centercutcook.com/cream-soup-substitute/

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Hey we all have our go to dinners. I always keep chicken nuggets for the kids. I like them too
Yup! I occasionally get nuggets for DD2. I buy the halal ones - not sure if they're actually any better. Veg DD1 could live on frozen samosas, and I have also been known to buy frozen egg rolls (there is a pretty good "natural" brand - Chung's? - or the Costco vegetarian ones). Realistically, those are two things I will never make from scratch. And tots. Yes, the tots! mmm

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Today I made oven-fried whole chicken (covered with italian herbs) with potatoes (not pilled, cutted into halves). Also we had fresh veggies and grapes for desert

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Yes @ragana I make it myself already it's easy you just have to have broth in hand. So always make broth from chicken bones and freeze it in baggies.
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