The Great TTH Debate

Here in the potluck-casserole-country that is Minnesota, you can have long, serious Tater Tot Hot dish discussions. Do green beans actually add to the flavor, yes or no? To cheese, or not to cheese? Cream of mushroom or celery? And should that cream soup be mixed with the ground beef, or layered? Should the tater tots be arranged in nice orderly, hay bale like rows, or artistically jumbled? Should the whole thing be spread thin in a cake pan to have more of the crispy edges, or thicker, in a casserole pan?

Lynn, Hannah, Amanda and Steve playing king of the snow pile.

Thank You

To all of you who have been so supportive and sent prayers and good wishes, thank you. Steve's Dad, Mike, passed away Friday, at his home, with his family by his side. The funeral was this week. We've gotten to spend a lot of time with our daughters, Steve's sisters and families. Hot dish, brownies and laughter have played an important role in our grieving and healing process.


Rick said...

We're so sorry for your loss.

We're thinking of you.

landslave said...

We are so sad to hear of your loss. We really enjoyed meeting Steve's dad at the retirement party. We hope you are doing OK -- we're glad you can be together to be supportive of each other. As you may have read in emails, our dog, Oksana, passed away 11FEB10 at age 20. -Jeff and Elise

Bob and Kitty said...

Oh, you guys. Just now reading this. Our sincere condolences on the loss of Steve's dad. He was a lucky man to have such a great, devoted family. Hope you're all hanging in. Very sorry to hear the news.

John, Roberta and Freedom said...

DEar Steve and Lynn,
We are so sorry about your Dad...Having been through the same experience with my Mom and Dad, I feel your pain. Just hug each other and get out sailing with us..Our thoughts are with you and your family...
John and Berta

Gary said...

Lynn and Steve,
We are very saddened to hear of the passing of your Dad.
May God bring you all comfort and peace at this difficult time.
Karen and Gary

Anonymous said...

Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your father. You're in our thoughts, and if you need to get away for a while, you are welcome to come and visit.

Anne and Chris