Before I go any further, I must pause to include all my non-Minnesotan friends in the secret that is "hot dish." What is hot dish, you ask? (as I did when I first moved to Minnesota). Hot dish is this: a casserole baked in Minnesota. And, every true-blooded Minnesotan has their own version of Tator Tot Hot Dish ... a delicous and tummy-warming blend of cream of [insert your favorite variety here] soup, tator tots, hamburger and your choice vegetable. As I introduced Andi to all things Nebraska wonderful (Husker football, Runzas and Valentino's pizza) so, too, Andi introduced me to Tator Tot Hot Dish. And it's been a winter diet staple ever since.
So, Andi's working on a video shoot for one of his clients tonight. It's just me and my little dog Chloe. Here's my list of to do's for this evening:
- Hit up Target to get some groceries, something cute to wear this weekend and a pumpkin
- Bake Andi some toffee cookies to snack on during the drive home tomorrow
- Give Chloe a bath
- Carve a pumpkin for my front porch
- Watch Grey's Anatomy (sorry Andi ... I'm not waiting)
Back to recipes ... anyone have a tasty, fall/wintertime recipe they wanna share? I'd better grab this domestic wifey cooking vibe by the horns ... who knows how long it'll stick around!