"Growing up Southern is a privilege, really. It's more than where you're born - it's an idea, a state of mind that seems imparted at birth. It's more than loving fried chicken, sweet tea, high school football, country music, and acoustic guitars. It's being hospitable, being devoted to front porches, magnolias, the good Lord, and each other. We don't become Southern - we're born that way."


My Easter Dish

We're going to my parents' house for Easter and my Mama is making a ham. My contribution is going to be Cheezy Potatoes. I didn't want to make potato salad again, so I decided to make something potato-y and cheesy. I went to allrecipes.com and found this Cheezy Potato recipe.


  • 1 pound frozen Southern-style hash brown potatoes
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of potato soup
  • 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
  • 1 (16 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup crushed potato chips

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large baking dish, mix together potatoes, soup and sour cream. Mix in cheese and butter. Salt and pepper to taste, if desired. Top the mixture with potato chips.
  3. Bake 60 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the mixture is bubbly and lightly brown.
  4. Remove from oven and let stand 15 minutes before serving.

However, I chose to substitute bacon for the potato chips, because...um, hello, bacon?? Who needs a reason?
In fact, I think that should be one of Southern Loving's mottos: One never needs a reason for bacon.
I'll let you know tomorrow how it turns out, but I really don't see how I can go wrong with these ingredients!
Oh, and my Mom is making Chocolate Delight....I think I'll post that recipe next! It's fantastic!


  1. Love Bacon! I'd make those today but my oven is broke and won't be fixed until next week. So we are grilling steaks and potatoes for our Easter meal!

  2. Following you over from your other blog! Love it and adding you!


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