End of Harvest and Tator Tot Casserole
What a long six months it’s been on the farm. And we are going into what is predicted to be a long winter, according to the Farmer’s Almanac. It’s been especially long for us because one of our brothers had surgery before harvest. Stress. Tears. Uncertainty of what the future could be if the results came back as cancer. He’s our brother, an uncle, a son, and a friend to many. He’s our main farmer, and his passion runs so deep for it because he knew how important it was to Chuck. As a family, we always step in and help out in time of need, and we didn’t know what was to come with the result of his surgery. Thankfully he was OK but recovery would be another story. And if you know him, you know it was killing him not to be active with our beef and harvest like he normally is. He was supposed to be on bed rest but he would still be out there making sure everything was running smoothly. Just like his dad, relentless, and stubborn. Thankfully, he was able to get some time in with his favorite piece of machinery, the combine, and get back to the farm day to day duties and actually participate in the Harvest for us this season.
If anyone has experience farming or knows a farmer first hand, especially one like our brother, they know the work never stops. This is why we are so proud of our beef and the beef we bring to so many every night at family dinner tables. With the cold winter coming, we understand the crucial care it takes to keep our heads of cattle healthy, strong, and on point to give consumers the best beef. At the end of the day, while the snow starts to fall, and the ground gets covered in white, like most of you, we are dreaming of a white beach on a deserted island with a boat, tropical drinks, and the family memories it brings. But back to reality, we are thinking about food that makes us warm, and comfy until we can have an escape from the white crap that graced us with its presence. And most of all, thinking about the holidays and what it means as a family to be all together, and have a healthy brother, to celebrate it with. That’s what life is all about at the end of the day. We may be indulging a bit on the calories this winter season to celebrate and what better way to celebrate it than with a beefalo Tator Tot Casserole. Who doesn’t love Tator Tots, and delicious beef in a creamy, cheesy sauce? Enjoy and be thankful.
Tator Tot Casserole
1 medium onion chopped finely
1 TB of butter
2 bags of frozen tator tots
1 lb of Beef by Chuck ground beefalo
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
1/4 cup of sour cream
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup of whole milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large skillet, brown beef and onions in melted butter until beef is brown and onions are tender. Because the beefalo is lean, you won’t need to drain any fat.