Friday, January 7, 2011

Shish-Ka-Bobs and Hash Brown Casserole

Why not have your children help put this meal together?  Even little ones can help dump and stir to make the potato casserole, and it can be made a day ahead.  The vegetables for the meat can be cut up ahead of time, and the marinade can be mixed and stored in a Ziplock bag.  Your children will love helping to fix a special Father's Day meal for their dad!  Get them used to helping in the kitchen while they are young, and they will be able to make entire meals before they leave home!

1/2 cup soy sauce                    
1/4 cup (or less) olive oil                       
2 Tbsp. molasses or honey                   
2 tsp. ground ginger                              
2 tsp. dry mustard                                
6 cloves garlic, minced                          
1 pound beef, cut into 1" chunks       

Mix first 6 ingredients together.  Add meat and marinate in the refrigerator for at least one hour. Place meat cubes on shish-ka-bob skewer, alternating meat with fresh or jarred onions, whole mushrooms, and raw red, green and yellow peppers. Grill for 15 minutes or so until done.

HASH BROWN CASSEROLE                                                  
2 pounds frozen hash browns        
1 can cream of chicken soup          
8 oz. sour cream                          
10 oz. grated cheddar cheese        
1 onion, chopped
1/2 stick melted butter
2 cups crushed cornflakes
Mix the first 5 ingredients and place in 9x13" baking pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 50 minutes.  Remove from oven and top with melted butter and cornflake crumbs.  Bake another 15 minutes.