Springing ahead

On the weekend we change the clocks, I always make myself a big sign:  CLOCKS.  Otherwise, I am so sure we’d walk into church on Sunday during the offering.  So I start changing the clocks early.  The kitchen has four!


So here’s the full card we’ll make at tomorrow’s camp (and other camps this month).  I’m happy to have spring cards again, what with the rain and gloom today and tomorrow.

This is the perfect weather for Depression Casserole.  I suppose it has another name, but that’s how I learned it.  So simple:  Grease (spray) a 9×13 pan.  Slice several potatoes (no need to peel) very thin and layer in dish.  (How many potatoes?  I usually use 6 medium.  Or more.)  Salt and pepper potatoes.  Slice two medium onions (more or less) very thin and layer over potatoes.  Salt and pepper this layer.  Slice one pound of smoked sausage (like Eckrich) very thin and layer over onions.  Mix one can of cream of celery soup with a tablespoon or two of milk.  Spread over sausage.  Cover and bake at 400 (or so) for 30 minutes, then remove cover and continue for another 1/2 hour.  Or so.

Do not underestimate the amount of prep time this takes — it’s a lot of slicing, even using my old Pampered Chef Vario-Slicer!  I won’t embarrass myself by telling you how many this serves.  It is, however, fabulous the next day (and the next).  Yes, the grease from the sausage drips down into the onions and potatoes.  Does that sound healthy to you?  But I ran this through the POINTS calculator for Weight Watchers, and it’s very reasonable for a main dish.  Just not every week.

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One Response to Springing ahead

  1. Carol Lyons says:

    The Casserole, how many points??
    Today was dreary, but spring is on its way.
    The card is very enouraging of spring and warmer days ahead.

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