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Mormon Funeral Potatoes Recipe

Mormon Funeral Potatoes Recipe

I’ve been slowly climbing the “Officially a Mormon” ladder the past few months.. Recently I stepped on the Funeral Potatoes rung.

If you have spent any time around Mormons – especially those on the West coast, then you have probably heard of Funeral Potatoes. I’m not even going to pretend to know about the origin, or even care about it (probably some dish commonly found at funerals?). I just know they existed, sounded delicious, and I had to make them.

Mormon Funeral Potatoes Recipe by Life as a Convert

So I did.

And they were delicious!!

Frozen or Fresh Potatoes?

Apparently a lot of people just use frozen hash browns, but I had some potatoes that had been sitting on my counter for far too long. The only downside to using fresh potatoes was all the shredding required.

I didn’t boil/soften my potatoes before shredding them. In my mind I just pictured a big mushy mess of potatoes.

Mormon Funeral Potatoes Recipe

My only advice is to use some paper towels to soak up some of the moisture that comes from using fresh potatoes.

Funeral Potatoes Recipe

One of the best things about this recipe is the sheer amount it produced. Most casseroles do, but this one fed my family of 4 for 2 meals.

Funeral Potatoes Recipe

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  1. Wash, peel, and shred the potatoes. Set aside.
  2. Saute onion using 1 tablespoon butter.
  3. Combine all ingredients except corn flakes and 4 tablespoons butter and mix well.
  4. Spread mixture into a 9x13 casserole dish.
  5. Combine corn flakes and melted butter and sprinkle over the casserole.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Overall, it was a success. All of my kids enjoyed it and I was happy to finally taste this Mormon staple. You can bet I’ll be taking this to a potluck or two.

Mormon Funeral Potatoes in Glass Dish

Was it delicious? Yes!
Will I make it again? Yes!
Will I use frozen hash browns? Maybe

I’m already thinking about the fun things I can add to it to give it some more flair – and maybe nutritional value. One fellow Mormon Mama mentioned adding chives and I think that’s a brilliant idea.

Have you ever had Funeral Potatoes?
What would you add to give it some flair? 

 

Revenge Eggs (What Revenge Tastes Like)

I didn't intend to have two back-to-back posts involving the same thing (food/hummus), but life got in the way of blogging. A few weeks ago I did a campaign with Bush's Beans and their new Hummus Made Easy.  We loved the hummus so much, I decided to use it in my Revenge Mayo recipe. (This post is NOT sponsored by any product or brand mentioned in this post)

You know what Revenge tastes like?

In March, I was in a grocery store grabbing the final items I needed before checking out. Aybra was pushing our shopping cart while I walked behind her when suddenly, I felt something ram into the back of my legs. I turned around to find a grown lady. She said “Excuse me” rather rudely and instead of responding back I ignored it, smiled sweetly in a “It’s ok” kind of gesture and told Aybra “Ok Abby, let’s go find a checkout now” as she started pushing towards the nearest one.

The lady that rammed into the back of my legs then proceeded to race as fast as she could around me and Aybra and cut in front of us in the line. She heard me tell Aybra to head to the check out and she was intent on getting there before us. My jaw dropped to the floor. I was stunned and couldn’t utter a word, yet so angry that I knew if I said anything I would have cursed at her. She didn’t have as many items as we did, and I would have had no problem letting her go in front of us, but the way she did it left me floored. And I don’t care how bad of a day you are having, you don’t shove your way past a little kid pushing a shopping cart.

We made it home later that day to find the rude woman’s mayonnaise in our bags.

So, in case you were wondering, revenge tastes like mayonnaise and I am going to enjoy every bite of it…

Revenge Mayonnaise - Deviled Eggs with Hummus Recipe by Life as a Convert

I waited for the perfect opportunity to use this mayonnaise and that came when making deviled eggs.

Revenge Eggs - Deviled Egg Recipe with Hummus #hummusmadeeasy

Revenge Eggs Filling

After boiling, peeling, and slicing a dozen eggs in half mix the following ingredients together and fill the halved eggs. 

Yolk from the cooked eggs
2 tablespoons Mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons prepared Bush's Hummus Made Easy 

Enjoy!
 Simple enough, right? I know some people like to flavor their deviled eggs with mustard, but the hint of garlic from the hummus is just enough. Add a sprinkle of Sriracha for the perfect kick.
What do you like to top your deviled eggs with?

Easiest Hummus Recipe Ever! – Bush’s #HummusMadeEasy #ad

This post has been sponsored by Kendal King Group as part of a Soap Box Campaign. All opinions are my own.

Bush’s Hummus Made Easy

A few weeks ago our church hosted a Ward Social with plenty of friends, fun games, and food to go around! The night before I forgot all about it, and my mom (who went with me) ended up waking me an hour before time to be there. She was ready. Me? Not so much! I had to get myself and two children ready, not to mention find something to take to the potluck.

Lucky for me, I remembered I had a can of Bush’s Garbanzo beans and a package of Bush’s Hummus Made Easy.

Within an hour I had all of us and the hummus ready to go. (We obviously aren’t high maintenance).

Bush's Hummus Made Easy - LDS Ward Social Potluck Snack by Life as a Convert

The Food:

All you need for the Hummus is a can of Bush’s Garbanzo beans and a package of Hummus Made Easy, both found in the canned bean aisle at Wal-Mart.

Mix them together in a blender or food processor and you are ready to go! The flavor is right in the package and there is no need to add anything else. You can if you want to, but it is delicious just as it is.

Bush's Hummus Made Easy - Available at Wal-Mart by Life as a Convert

I chose the Classic flavor for the potluck and received rave reviews and a few people asking for the recipe.

If you aren’t a “Classic” kind of person, they have two other options to choose from “Southwest Black Bean” and “Roasted Red Pepper”. I have tried all three and like all of them. The Southwest Black Bean version is a great substitute for refried beans. See what I made with mine by clicking here.

Bush's Hummus Made Easy - Easiest Potluc Snack Ever - Classic Hummus Recipe by Life as a Convert

The Fun:

After all the food, the kids played with bubbles and I played with my camera some more. I am really getting the hang of manual mode. I don’t always get it right, but I am definitely getting it better! Losh enjoyed vlogging and taking pictures of me.

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Aybra spent her time blowing bubbles. Lots and lots of bubbles. I kid you not, I have about 200 pictures of her blowing bubbles (must go through them and pair them down!).

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Do you like hummus? 

What is your favorite way to enjoy it?Bush's Hummus Made Easy - Easiest Potluc Snack Ever by Life as a Convert

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Family Home Evening Brownies (Mormon Brownies)

Family Home Evening Brownies (Mormon Brownies)

Last month Aloshua did what he does every year around this time; he took brownies (amongst other treats) to his “students”. I realized in the midst of opening boxed brownie mixes that I did not have a homemade recipe for brownies. I asked my Facebook friends to help remedy that for me and this is what I got in return:

Family Home Evening Brownies - Mormon Brownies Recipe - by Life as a Convert

I have tasted and approved this recipe, and even my oldest son, Kaia, loves it. I typically don’t find a homemade recipe I love on the first try, but when I realized it came from a Mormon (Mormon’s know their brownies) I realized why it was so good!

Family Home Evening Brownies (Mormon Brownies)

Ingredients:
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1 tsp vanilla

Directions:
Combine all ingredients into a medium sized bowl. Pour into an 8x8 pan that has been greased on the bottom only.
 
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

Make your own brownie mix:

This past Wednesday was my turn to teach Activity Day Girls. No activity is complete without the addition of a snack. I decided to make these brownies into cake pops (another post on that later) and because our lesson involved planning a Family Home Evening lesson, I deemed these “Family Home Evening Brownies” (no family home evening is complete without snacks either!).

For the lesson, I made each girl a ziplock bag containing all of the dry ingredients. Attached to the bag was the list of the additional needed ingredients along with baking directions.

This is the tag I attached. Click on the image to download it. I printed off 6 to a page and used quart size ziplock bags for the dry ingredients.

Family Home Evening Brownies

Do you make homemade brownies? If so, is your recipe similar? 

I’m itching to tweak this recipe a little to make fun combinations like peanut butter brownies and cream cheese brownies. Yum yu