Yesterday we went and picked my daughter up after she has been at camp for the past 12 days. It was wonderful to see her! This was her fourth year and probably last time at this camp. Though she is still eligible to go next year, she will probably be too busy with getting ready for college and working. She was very aware of this going to camp and wanted to make the most of this last camp experience. She most certainly did!
She Irish danced in the camper talent show in front of about 1,400 kids. She sang a small group solo with the SATB choir. She made some new friends and deepened relationships with some campers she knew before. I am so very proud of all she did while there.
After her concert we headed home. I had made a slow cooker dinner knowing that she would be hungry and want a home cooked meal. This was perfect. It was overcooked a bit, it was on for 10 hours rather than 6 hours, but the only thing it did was make the hash browns more like mashed potatoes which we all liked the flavor.
The consensus was this was a good dish. It had good flavor and the first thing my daughter said when she tasted it was that it reminded her of hash which is what it basically is. Both kids asked for this again and said even if I thought it was overcooked it tasted good. It was super simple to make and can easily be made the night before you want to cook it for dinner.
We cooked and layered everything in the bowl of the slow cooker, covered it and refrigerated it until the next day when we placed the bowl in the slow cooker. If you have a programmable slow cooker have it switch to keep warm after 6-7 hours so that the potatoes don’t become mashed like ours did.
Serve this with a green vegetable and a green side salad to complete the meal.
Slow Cooker Ground Beef and Hash Brown Dinner