Feel Good Friday #7

Happy Halloween! We had a fantastic night last night participating in an event at the zoo. The community comes together to decorate pumpkins, pass out candy and even dress in costumes to make the entire place feel spooky. It’s a lot of fun and I look forward to going every year.

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So what do you guys have planned for tonight? Are you headed out to a costume party or passing out candy to the kids in the neighborhood? Maybe you’ll have all the lights turned out and will be snuggled in bed reading a good book by moonlight.

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If your kids are like my niece and nephews they’re going to be so excited about their candy stash they probably won’t go to sleep at a reasonable hour. This means you’re going to need an easy breakfast menu for Saturday morning and something that you can make ahead. Good news, I have one for you.


Breakfast Sandwiches on Biscuits

Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole

Fresh Fruit

Orange Juice


The breakfast sandwiches are super easy. In between the top and bottom of this biscuit is an egg and a piece of veggie bacon but you could also use real bacon, turkey bacon and an egg substitute product like Egg Beaters.

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The recipe for the Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole my Mom makes each year is just as easy.

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1 (30 ounce) package of frozen hash browns thawed

1 (16 ounce) bag of shredded, sharp Cheddar cheese, divided

1 (10 ½ ounce) can cream of chicken soup

1 (8 ounce) container of sour cream

½ tsp kosher salt

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper

¾ cup chicken broth


Instructions the night before:

In a large bowl, combine hash browns, 2 cups Cheddar cheese, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, salt and pepper. Mix ingredients well.

Pour chicken broth over hash brown mixture. Stir to combine.

Spoon mixture into 13” x 9” baking dish. Cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours.


Instructions the day of:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Allow dish to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Cook covered for 45 minutes.

Uncover and sprinkle with remaining 2 cups Cheddar cheese.

Bake for 15 minutes longer or until cooked through.

Garnish with green onions if desired.

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Whether you’re dealing with a sugar high Friday night or a party hangover Saturday morning, I hope you have a safe and Happy Halloween!

Many blessings,



  1. says

    Hey CoCo – Hope you had a fun evening and the weather cooperated for you 🙂 This casserole sounds amazing – cant wait to give it a try during the busy holidays. Thanks for sharing…

    • CoCo says

      Ha ha I love cheese too Bobbi! The zoo really does an awesome job making it feel spooky but kid friendly all at the same time. I can’t believe so many pumpkins were carved by the locals. It’s totally awesome.

  2. says

    I wish I was eating that right now! Yummy.
    Yesterday was fun. Little Kev refused to put his Captain Hook Costume on, we forced him into it and took him to his preschool party, lol. Then we visited Grammie and Grampie. Later in the day we took him trick or treating, and this time around we forced him into a (warm and fuzzy) Little Nemo costume. I think a fun time was had by all, and thankfully he actually went to be at a normal hour!
    Have a lovely weekend CoCo!