The range was closed today, so off for a gun store crawl with friends. Hopefully in the next day or two, range time and a report on the new Bersa 380. One of the reasons this gun was selected was it provides a good quality gun, in a good concealed size for my form, at a very reasonable price.
Much of what one looks for in preparing meals for a group.
We start with leftover ham. A couple cups of it. Add a few inexpensive ingredients and you've got Home on the Range Rustler Russets. (also known in various forms as church supper potatoes in many, many cookbooks).
It's beyond simple, Take a 2 pound bag of hash brown potatoes. Stir in two cups of cheese of choice (I used a smoky cheddar) two cups of chopped veggies sauteed in butter until they are caramelized (all that butter they are cooked in goes in there too), a cup of sour cream, salt and pepper, a dash of garlic powder and a can of creamed soup.
Stir it up and put in a 13 x 9 pan. This will easily feed 6-8 hungry people. Top with a generous cup of crushed corn flakes which were mixed with two tablespoons of melted butter. The buttery corn flakes add a really nice little crunch to the top.
Bake at 350 for an hour while you plan the next day's activities.
Time to eat!
If you shop wisely you can make this dish for about $1.50 per serving. An economical little treat. Just like my Bersa. The economics of Concealed Carry - you don't have to spend a fortune to have quality self defense.
Hey, after Thanksgiving dinner, eggnog pancakes and this, I think someone shrunk my gun belt !