A meal to take the chill off.

Fall is officially here to stay, and winter is well on its way. We ladies need easy meals to fix that are warm & filling, am I right? Check out this main course & dessert. . . Currently my favorites!

Hash-brown & Ham Happiness

(Main Course)


  • 1 bag – hash-brown potatoes (30 oz.)
  • 2 cans – Cream of Chicken soup (10.5 oz.) Use 3 cans if you like things creamy!
  • 8 oz. – Sour Cream
  • 3 cups – Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • (Approximately) 1 lb. – ham (cubed pieces) You can cut up your own cooked ham or buy a package of pre-cubed ham.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray 9 x 13″ pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Combine all ingredients (except 1 cup of cheese) in a separate bowl & stir well.
  4. Dump all ingredients into the pan.
  5. Sprinkle the extra cup of cheese on top.
  6. Place in oven for 1 hour, give or take. Make sure it’s all bubbly.
  7. ENJOY!

(Ideas for side dishes)

  • Cooked carrots topped with brown sugar and butter.
  • Tossed salad with poppyseed dressing.
  • Dinner rolls covered in butter, honey, or strawberry preserves.

Apple Dump Cake



  • 1 – Yellow Cake Mix
  • 2 cans – Apple Pie Filling
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) – Butter
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar
  • Optional: Vanilla Ice Cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray 9 x 13″ pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Dump the 2 cans of Apple Pie Filling into the pan.
  4. Sprinkle the cake mix on top of the filling.
  5. Melt butter & pour evenly on top of cake mix/filling.
  6. Sprinkle a good bit of cinnamon & a little bit sugar on top. As much as desired.
  7. Cook for 45 minutes – 1 hour, until brown on top & bubbly.
  8. Optional: Top with vanilla ice cream.
  9. ENJOY!

Here’s a picture of my dinner table today. My husband loves this cheesy dish just as much as I do! Oh, please ignore the stack of papers on the other side of my table. I live in the real world. 😉


Comment to let me know if you try these recipes & how much you end up loving them!

Featured Image Credits: Photo by Ramiro Mendes on Unsplash

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