Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Tater Tot Casserole & Cake Batter Tip

Tater Tot Casserole

1 1/2 – 2 lbs. ground beef
1/2 – onion, diced
1 – package tater tots (32 oz)
1 – 10 oz can cream of mushroom soup
1 – 8 oz container sour cream
1 – cup milk
2 – cups grated cheddar cheese
pepper, to taste
season salt, to taste
garlic salt, to taste

Brown ground beef and diced onions, adding, pepper, seasoning salt and garlic salt to taste. Drain.  In a separate bowl mix together the soup, sour cream and milk.

Pour the soup mixture over on top of the ground beef layer spread evenly to cover the meat mixture. Top with tater tots, sprinkle with grated cheese over the entire casserole. Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour or until the casserole is bubbly and cheese is completely melted.

I found this tip & tidbit on Pinterest - imagine that. I tried it out on Sunday's birthday cake. I do think it made a better cake. Will have to print it off & tape to the inside of my cabinet so I don't forget to use it again!

It's true that cupcakes are cheaper than a full wedding cake and if you choose to bake the cupcakes yourself, you'll save even more. However, not everyone can or likes to bake. You can cheat and use a cake mix from a box but you run the risk of having them taste a little artificial. However, if you follow the simple recipe that I've posted below for you, no one would know they weren't baked from scatch.

Step 1: Look at the directions on the cake mix,
Step 2: Add one more egg (or add 2 if you want it to be very rich),
Step 3: Use melted butter instead of oil and double the amount,
Step 4: Instead of water, use milk.
Step 5: Mix well and bake for the time recommended on the box.

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