Comfort Food

31 Silver Linings – A Writing Challenge {Day 15}

It’s been another rainy day and, for reasons I won’t go into, a somewhat difficult one as well. As it turns decidedly to fall here, so my thoughts turn to warm, hearty meals – comfort food. And tonight’s meal was just perfect: tater tot casserole.

I’d had this deliciousness years ago at a friend’s and it became a fall and winter staple. It’s simple to make, generally, and I switched it up a bit tonight simply because I’m trying to eat less processed food.

1 lb. ground beef (chicken or turkey also work)
1 bag of frozen mixed vegetables
1 can of condensed mushroom soup
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 bag of frozen tater tots

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Gently cook the frozen vegetables according to the stovetop instructions.


Brown the ground beef.


Drain any fat from the meat and spread in the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish. Top with the vegetables, soup, and cheese.


Add tater tots and bake for 30 – 45 minutes, until soup is bubbly and tater tots are crisp.



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