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The Good Old Days,

I have wonderful memories of people and food. Did you ever receive an invitation to bring a casserole and a dessert and come for dinner? Depending on which country we were in, it was called Pot-Luck dinner, Bung Tea, Fellowship dinner/lunch.

All sorts of food would turn up, and everyone would have a little of everything and there was always laughter and good fun for everyone, even the children.

You could guarantee that someone would bring a good old trifle every time. And there was always a meat and vegetable casserole. And a sweet-and-sour something… Ah, happy memories. People are too busy to do this any more. It’s such a shame. Many times over the last few years I’ve tried to organize something like this, but this person can’t come on a week night, and this person works weekends. This night is out because of… and so on. I’ve stopped trying.

So I have to be content with our family get togethers. When everyone is here, we have 10 adults and 6 children. Everyone pitches in and brings something, either food or drinks. And it’s great fun!

When we have a family ‘do’ now, everyone expects my daughter-in-law to make her French Onion Potato Bake, and the menu is created around the expectation that she will make this for us. One time when we had a family meal, she offer to bring something, and I said ‘Your potato bake, please.’ She laughed and replied, ‘Are you sure? I can cook other things, you know.’ So I thought today I would share her recipe with you all.

Potato BakeFrench Onion Potato Bake

300 ml cream

1 x 25g pkt French Onion Soup

6 Large potatoes

Method

Peel Potatoes and slice into thin rounds. Layer in a lightly greased baking dish.

Mix cream and soup together in a jug and pour over the potatoes.

Cover with foil and bake 40 minutes 180c

After 40 minutes, remove foil and bake 15 minutes.

I’m sure you will enjoy this as much as we do :)

DJ

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