09/30/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Sarah Palin's Recipe for Middle East Peace

This is a quick treat that's great after hockey, and gets even better the next day! Can't negotiate on an empty tummy! Do they have microwaves in the Middle East?


1 (32-ounce) package frozen potato rounds
1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 (6 ounce) can French-fried onions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 x 13 inch-baking dish. Arrange tater tots in the prepared baking dish. In a mixing bowl, combine sour cream, cheese, and mushroom soup.
Pour this mixture over the tater tots. Sprinkle onions over the top of the casserole. Bake in the 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 45 to 60 minutes.

And for intractable geopolitical problems that require less fat, try this one! It's a little more exotic, I know, I know, it's a little Obama for my taste with fancy schmancy olive oil and fresh (FRESH!) parsley, but you know when you are trying to make peace, keep everyone happy and healthy like I do with my blessed family, state, and country, you need to keep your guns loaded, and those tickers ticking!

Healthier Tater Tot Casserole
1 pound extra-lean ground turkey
1 medium onion, chopped
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
1 large red pepper, seeded and chopped
3 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
3/4 cup sliced mushrooms
1 tablespoon olive oil
2- 10 1/2 ounce cans low sodium cream of mushroom soup
1- 2 pound bag frozen tater tots
1/4 flat leaf parsley, chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons onion power
1 tablespoon paprika

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large skillet, cook onions in the olive oil until translucent. Add garlic, red pepper, mushrooms, and carrots, and cook until soft. Add in turkey, parsley, onion powder, and paprika, and brown until fully cooked. Placed cooked meat mixture in a 9 x 13 inch pan. In a separate bowl, combine tater tots and cream of mushroom soup. Top casserole with the soup mixture. If desired, sprinkle with excess parsley and paprika. Bake for 50-55 minutes.

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