Then it was on to baking that and the bread while making Watkins Mushroom Soup to use in my green bean casserole (not on her website, but it's just the Mushroom soup sauce recipe with green beans...preferably Carter's own...topped with French's Fried onions. Lots of them!).
Meanwhile, I scrubbed ALOT of "b" potatoes (baby reds) and the kids very carefully put them in the almost-boiling water so we could make Crashed Hot Potatoes. I wish I'd videotaped Sus helping with this. She didn't like the "smoke" from the water and kept trying to push it away!)
The bread was done; I took it out of the oven and put in the green bean casserole. Let the bread cool then cut it in half to put on the butter and put it back in the oven for the butter to melt (after the cake was done).
Let me just insert right here that Ree SHOULD have suggested using a tray with side while putting the bread with butter back in the oven. See, a tray with sides would prevent melting butter from dripping into the oven possibly preventing what might be a FIRE in the oven when the heat is increased to bake the crashed hot potatoes! Of course, that is ONLY a suggestion, but one I highly recommend if you don't want your house filling with smoke and having two smoke alarms screaming continuously (which actually was a good thing since we never remember to test them and I have no idea if we've ever changed the batteries since Tony installed them almost six years ago...of course, my man always double checks things like that so he probably has been maintaining them while I've been oblivious).
Anyway, supper was great. And 30-some potatoes, no matter how small they are, are really way too many for even a very hungry 20-year-old and an almost teen boy along with my hungry bunch. But everything was a hit!
You can't even tell where she chopped her hair!
Did you know a nickel is worth five pennies? Guess who learned that today!
Doesn't he look scary? Although all thru supper Sus kept leaning on him saying "Clinton, I love you SO MUCH!"