Ya Better REDNECKONIZE!!

Ok, so look.

I have been abnormally excited for today for at least two full weeks.

Yes, it’s Wednesday, and ordinarily I look forward to Wednesdays about as much as I look forward to my annual lady doctor exam. (TMI, I know, I apologize)

Today is a special Wednesday, though.

And no, it’s not my birthday. Though, incidentally, my birthday does fall on a Wednesday two weeks from now.

This little puddin’ is the reason for my joy and celebration today:

I can’t even tell you.

There are no words.

It was so glorious. Obscenely glorious.

So anyway, I obviously needed to go all out to celebrate the premiere.

Tater tot casserole anyone?

I know. I KNOW.

And zucchini fritters.

A little too healthy, I know. I was thinking of serving roadkill, but they were all out at the market.

But I did make the most, ahem, low-brow version of tater tot casserole that I could muster without causing the elastic on my sweats to bust.

Oh, and I made sure to serve some drinks in red solo cups. Obviously.

Behold:

Tater Tot Casserole
serves 6

1/2 of a 20 oz bag of frozen tater tots, thawed
2 cans fat free baked beans
5 Hebrew National 97% fat-free beef franks
2/3 cup frozen corn
1 4 0z can Hatch green chiles (you could also sub in Rotel)
1 oz freshly grated sharp cheddar, divided

1. Preheat oven to 400°.
2. Spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
3. Chop hot dogs lengthwise, then lengthwise again and chop.
4. Place hot dogs, beans, corn, and chiles into the baking dish and cover with 1/2 of the cheese.
5. Evenly distribute tater tots over the dish and place in the oven about 25-30 minutes until hot.
6. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the casserole and place back in oven until cheese is bubbly.

I’m gonna sit right here and tell you that this comes in under 400 calories per serving, which leaves ample room in your tummy for some Go Go Juice.

And it’s basically a balanced meal.

Look ma, it’s healthy!

Ok…so that’s probably a bit of a stretch.

But I’m pretty sure Honey Boo Boo would be proud. You know what they say…when in rural Georgia!

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14 thoughts on “Ya Better REDNECKONIZE!!

  1. Oh my god..too funny. So I grew up on a different version of tater tot casserole that included ground turkey burger, can of corn, campbell’s nacho cheese, and tots…rice if you needed more starch..ha!

  2. Everything about this post makes me happy. Oh Honey Boo Boo child…while I did not catch the premiere, you can bet I will be watching it on DVR. I think you were onto something with the roadkill idea but the tater tot casserole looks much more appetizing. 🙂

  3. “I LOVE HER!!!!”

    Best random dinner outburst ever. 🙂 I wish I had leftover tot casserole for lunch today. Seriously. I could get used to eating like Honey Boo Boo…Minus the orange cheese balls. Those I just cannot do.

    P.S. Have you chosen your ring tone yet?

    • I seriously could not control that that came out of my mouth. You know what’s hilarious? That casserole was actually probably healthier than 90% of what she eats…I mean, the baked beans WERE organic and the hot dogs were kosher…

  4. To say I was shocked when I learned Honey Boo Boo existed the other day (saw her on Fox News) is an understatement. I remain speechless on the topic!!

  5. I just stumbled upon your blog and can’t stop watching the clip of Honey boo boo. (This is why my husband won’t pay for cable, but he doesn’t get it.) Bravo to the Tater Tot Casserole. Reminds me of childhood….sigh…

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