make new family traditions this halloween

by Toni on October 12, 2009

 make new family traditions this halloween

My cousin was telling me about her new idea for Halloween. Her boys are 7 and 9 and cannot wait until they get to dress up for Halloween this year and visit their neighbors and relatives asking the key phrase, “Trick or Treat?” When October 31st rolls around the day can be quite chaotic. Most years the boys are allowed to wear their costumes to school and show all of their friends, which requires an early wake up time to prepare all of the accessories. Since this year Halloween is on a Saturday they are hosting a big party.  Between all of the festive events my cousin has decided to make it as easy as possible come Halloween. Her boys love a good tator tot hot dish. It is warm, cozy, perfect-for-fall food. She makes it a week in advance and freezes it. That way amidst all of the chaos her family has a perfect meal to fill up on before running around the neighborhood. Plus, it’s a great wholesome base so they can’t get so full on candy. Now, that’s a tradition. Also known as Minnesota Comfort Food.

Tator Tot Hotdish/Casserole

2 lbs. ground beef
1 (16 oz.) can corn
1 (16 oz.) can peas
1 (16 oz.) can green beans
1 sm. onion
2 (11 oz.) cans cream of mushroom soup
1 bag tator tots
Brown meat with onions. Drain. Put in 9 x 13 inch pan. Mix together cream of mushroom soup, corn, peas, green beans and meat. Put in bottom of the pan and put tator tots on top. Bake at 350 degrees.
Photos courtesy of Lars and Addie
 make new family traditions this halloween

Toni Danielson, ad agency working mom of a big brown-eyed little man, wife to an amazing husband, Digital Media Lover. Blogger. Infographic-obsessed. Expat. Happy Hour Mom. BBall Wife. Not all in that order. Join me in my journey to become the ultimate Happy Hour Mom!

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