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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Time to be Thankful and a Recipe

November is here.
A month to be thankful.
Or at least remember our blessings.
The weather is cool, fall is officially here, there are fires in our fireplace
I'm thankful.
Thankful my girls have a loving, caring, Christ centered school where they can learn and grow into incredible little people.
Thankful for food on our table each meal of the day and for full bellies as we lay in warm beds each night.
Today, I'm thankful to be sharing about a program that is helping schools to grow, and sharing a recipe that helps fill our tummies!
This fall, Smart & Final is teaming up with the California Milk Advisory Board helping Southern California elementary classrooms, schools and students with their "Help Our Teachers, Help Our Kids" promotion. Schools collect Real California Milk seals from milk and dairy products to earn cash and scholastic books!
From October 12, 2011 thru December 27, 2011, Students & families collect Real California milk seals from select First Street products-everything from milk to cottage cheese, sour cream to ice cream-then turn them into your teachers to submit. Each seal counts as one sweepstakes entry. Teachers who submit 100 seals get 25 Scholastic books or $25 school supply gift card. Each teacher entrant gets one Scholastic book!
The California Milk Advisory Board is going to announce winners in February, BUT Smart & Final is so awesome that they're doing a separate sweepstakes!  #SmartFinalSupportsSoCalSchools
Entrants who go to and tell why their Southern Californa school should win will be entered to win $500, $300 or $200 to be donate to the school of their choice EVERY MONTH! That's right, there will be a total of NINE winners, 3 per month, from those that enter at the site!
Thanksgiving is coming. What will you make with your First Street Real California milk products?
I'm one of those crazy people who doesn't care for mashed potatoes.
I know, I know- a Thanksgiving staple.
One of my favorite alternatives is a dish my mom called Company Potatoes
You will need:
1 bag frozen hash browns
1 medium onion (or half a large onion)
2 cans Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 stick First Street unsalted butter
2 cups First Street Cheddar Cheese (I prefer to grate my own)
8 oz First Street Sour Cream
Photobucket First, chop your onion. 
Melt your stick of butter in a large saute pan. Photobucket
Add the onions and saute until translucent.Photobucket
Next, add both cans of cream of mushroom soup.Photobucket
Then your sour cream and cheese and mix thoroughly. Photobucket
Open your hashbrowns and add them to your favorite baking dish Photobucket
Pour your yummy cheese sauce over the top and combine well. Photobucket
Pop your potatoes in 350 degree oven for 1 hour. Photobucket
Then enjoy! 

This project has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for  #collectivebias #CBias.
All opinions and recipes are my own


Amy @ The Mom Hood said...

This is one of those recipes where you need to keep the ingredients on-hand because it's so good & a great one to serve for unexpected guests!

Jeanine Byers Hoag said...

That looks and sounds YUMMY! And I'm about to go to the store in a bit. I just might have to try this. And maybe even tonight for dinner.

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SisterlyLove said...

Thanks for stopping by our Pretty Wit blog! :)
This recipe looks SO good! Oh my, I'm so hungry now!


Eisley Rae Clothing said...

Yum! That looks delish. Anytime you want to cook me dinner (and serve me drinks), you can make that! ;) haha.

Eisley Rae Clothing said...

That scarf is so cute and SO similar to one that I recently made for kids that'll be in my shop soon! How fun. Love the print & the embroidery. Both are so sweet. It's the best time of year when we can buy that peppermint mocha creamer isn't it? Yum! Happy Weekend!

Rags to Stitches said...

It look so yummy!!!!! I think I might want to make this soon!!!