Monday, June 20, 2016

Momma Deb's Oatmeal Cake

When I first started dating my now husband, Jason, he invited me over to his parents to celebrate his birthday. I remember asking what kind of cake he asked for and he said, "Oatmeal cake!"  I remember thinking, "What the crap?  That sounds terrible."  Little did I know it is far from terrible. It is the yummiest cake ever and it's become a staple in our home on Jason's birthday, and Father's Day. Jason's not a huge fan of desserts. He doesn't like rich things. I know...crazy!  This cake isn't too sweet or rich. It's perfect. The cake is moist and the icing is creamy, and buttery. It melts in your mouth. It is now my boys' favorite cake. My youngest is known for only eating the icing off of cake and cupcakes. He never eats the cake. But he does with this one. Yay!  It gets its name from Jason's mom, Deb, who I like to call Momma Deb. I'm glad she passed the recipe down to me.

Isn't it beautiful?! 

Momma Deb's Oatmeal Cake

1 c. Instant oatmeal
1 1/2 c. Boiling water
2 eggs
1 c. Brown sugar
1 c. Sugar
1/2 c. Shortening
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Baking soda
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 1/2 c. Flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour your oatmeal in the bowl you're gonna mix your batter in. Pour boiling water over oatmeal and stir to combine. Let it sit for a few minutes to get it soft. Next add your eggs, brown sugar, white sugar, and shortening and cream it all together. Add all your dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Pour batter into 13x9 cake pan and bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. 

1 c. Milk
1/3 c. Flour
One stick of butter, softened
1 c. Sugar

In a sauce pan whisk together your milk and flour. Continue stirring until it's good and thick. A little thicker than glue. You're making a sort of roo. :) Take it off the heat and let it cool completely. While it's cooling I like to start beating my butter and sugar together. Next add in your roo and mix until it's nice and creamy. Pour it over cooled cake and serve.

Let me know if you give it a try. I would love to hear how much you love it. :)

:::happy monday:::

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Tatertot Casserole

An easy go to meal for me when I don't really feel like cooking. Those nights seem to come more often than I would like them to.

Here's what you'll need..

Tatertot Casserole 
1 lb. ground beef
A regular sized bag of your favorite tatertots
1 can evaporated milk
1 can cream of chicken
1 can cream of mushroom
1 can corn
Shredded cheddar cheese (however much you like.)

Cook your hamburger. I like to season mine with salt, pepper, and garlic and onion powder. While that's cooking, mix together in a separate bowl your milk, soups, and corn. Whisk together until combined. When your hamburger is cooked through pour it in the bottom of a 13x9 casserole dish, pour tatertots evenly over hamburger, pour your soup mix over that. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour. When it's all done, top it with the shredded cheddar cheese and put it back in the oven until the cheese is all good and melty.  

Not the prettiest dish, but it's tasty. 


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