If you know what LDS General Conference is then you know it’s a time for making a good breakfast recipe and getting out your laminated bingo cards for the kiddos. Of course, the main purpose, every fall and spring, is to tune in to view or listen to talks from church leaders in Salt Lake City. But most of us do stock up on lots of yummy food and fun games for the weekend.
As you’re headed out to grocery shop, you might consider this recipe that our family often enjoys for breakfast on Saturday or Sunday. It goes together quickly and could easily be doubled or tripled for larger families.
3 c. loose-pack, shredded hash browns
1/3 c. butter, melted
1 c. fully cooked ham, diced
1 c. cheddar cheese, shredded
¼ c. green pepper, diced
½ c. milk
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. pepper
Preheat oven to 425. Press hash browns between paper towel to reduce excess moisture. Press into the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 8-inch pie plate. Drizzle with butter. Bake at 425 for 25 minutes. Combine the ham, cheese, and green pepper; spoon over crust. In a small bowl, beat eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Pour over all. Reduce heat to 350. Bake 25-30 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Allow to stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Serves 8.
LDS General Conference Bingo
Does your family do the bingo tradition while watching conference and listening to the speakers? My boys insist on it. Here’s a great version for younger kids. For those who can read, this word version is super cute. The girls, especially, will love it. And this bingo game (image below) is the one I prefer, since it teaches children to recognize the faces of the brethren. I think it personalizes the conference experience while adding an element of fun. Click the link and you’ll see there are 10 bingo card versions plus printables for another game you can play with the pictures.
Bingo tip: Yes, there’s a way to do this. No matter whose version you use, laminate the cards. Then as the children find the items in each square, have them use easy-peel stickers, like those cheap star stickers, to mark their squares. Here’s the link so you know what I’m talking about. (affiliate link) Or simply use dry-erase markers to mark the square. Otherwise, you will have “weeping and wailing” as the scriptures say and maybe even “gnashing of teeth” if your children use candy pieces as place holders and they slide all over the place. We’ve had many conference tears shed at our house from such sad experiences. Use the candy, instead, for prizes. We always cheat and sneak bites whenever. I suspect most households are the same.
Here’s to good food, good fun, and good gospel messages. Have a great conference weekend!
What conference traditions do you enjoy?
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