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After Thanksgiving Post

Working Nights through this week and celebrating Thanksgiving has it’s challenges, even if I am organized. We didn’t have our actual dinner until this evening, since the eldest kid had an exam early morning that he wanted to get through first. I try to be accommodating as possible to my children simply because their education is more important. And fourth year University is tough stuff.

Very thankful that Hubby managed to peel a huge pot of potatoes, yams and turnip for me Monday – it was a huge help. I pre-made my stuffing, brownies and pumpkin pie cake. And wrote out my plan of attack list, which I need because I’m awfully forgetful when over tired.

Managed to get through it all -made way too much food (although I doubt I will hear any complaints!) and came to work turkey sleepy. My only gripe is that my Veggie Loaf split at the very last step. Seriously. Frustrating. Anyway, thought I’d share my recipe for scalloped potatoes, which are a hot commodity at our house. Okay, not really a recipe. More my method.

Crockpot Scalloped Potatoes

  1. Thinly slice your potatoes, enough to fill your crockpot about 2/3rds full
  2. Finely mince a whole white onion (or cheat like I do and put it in in your food processor)
  3. Grate cheese of your choice. (Generally Swiss because it’s usually the first cheese I see)
  4. Get out your cream. I’ll be honest, I use half and half. Make a small amount of vegetable stock, let cool and then mix with cream. 
  5. Assemble your spices – which are Himalayan pink salt, fresh ground black pepper and… wait for it… chipotle pepper powder. Really! I love the slight smokiness it gives the scalloped potatoes. And if you know me at all, you know I’d put it in everything. Okay, okay. Before I get called out on it, I confess to, in the past, throwing a dash of cayenne pepper in there for a little heat. But I didn’t, this time! Honest!

Layer your potatoes, onion, cheese, cream mixture and spices in your crockpot, ending with cheese on top. Cook on high between 4 – 5 hours. Every crockpot is different, but they’ll be bubbly and browned on top when done. Enjoy. Watch your children argue over who gets the leftovers. 😉