Menu Plan Monday: Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole

Cheesy Tater Tot casserole crockpot

menuplanmondayHappy Menu Plan Monday! What is going on in your kitchen or garden this week? I have kind of given up on my garden. Apparently, there are a few rabbits and a few chipmunks who have pretty much decimated my strawberry patch (which was to have begun producing this year). Not sure if I’ll try to plan another patch in 2015 with hopes of strawberries in 2016 or not … The critters have also eaten all the spinach. My zucchini plants are still tiny, so not sure I’ll get anything from them.

On the bright side, the snap peas look good (I’ll be using them in stir fry this week) and I noticed green beans out there as well. I better pick them fast before someone else gets them! The tomato plants look good too, although it will probably be a month before tomatoes are ready.

Here’s the plan:

Monday: Chicken Curry – I like this and have not made it in a while.

Tuesday: Beef Nacho Casserole –– this recipe is from the “Amish Cook” column in our newspaper. A friend made it last week and recommended it.

Wednesday: Chicken Stir Fry — I just fix chicken, a bag of alfalfa sprouts, a chopped carrot or two and snap peas in soy sauce, and serve with rice.

Thursday: Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole — I make this a lot, so I decided to make a fancy (for me) graphic (with my youngest daughter’s help, I might add) and type the recipe for you:

Cheesy Tater Tot casserole crockpot

Ingredients:

2 chicken breasts (uncooked but thawed)

1 bag tater tots

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

1 cup milk

salt and pepper as desired

Cheesy Tater Tot casserole crockpotFirst, arrange half the tater tots in the bottom of your crockpot. Cover with half the cheese.

cheesy tater tot casserole

Cut chicken into pieces and arrange over this. Salt and pepper as desired.

Add other half of tater tots and cheese. Pour milk over all.

cheesy tater tot casseroleCook on low until chicken is done. On my crock pot, this takes about 4 hours.

So delicious! The tater tots kind of fall apart and are creamy and delicious.

Friday: July 4 — going to a neighbors’! Fun! I hope you all have a fun holiday as well.

More menu ideas at OrgJunkie’s.

 

 

 

9 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday: Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole

  1. I feel sadness about your garden. You enjoy working in it and especially gleaning the fruit (or veggies) of your labor. Animals play havoc on gardens. Amazingly Elaine Pollert has told me more than once that her mom’s garden, which is out on a farm, is really not bothered with animals. Go figure!

  2. I’m sorry too to read that the chipmunks and squirrels are doing a number on your garden. Have you tried natural deterrents? I’ve heard that putting hair down around the edges will keep the pesky animals out, or putting down hot sauce around the edges. No guarantees; just what I’ve heard.

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