Tyson Hugh Hooper

Tyson Hugh Hooper
Our son, Tyson Hugh Hooper, was born with coarctation of the aorta, hypoplastic arch, and a transitional avsd. His first open heart surgery reconstructed his aorta and was on day 9 of life. His second open heart repair was not anticipated to be needed until two or three years of age. Ty had other plans. We spent the vast majority of his first 3 months of life at Vanderbilt as he went into heart failure and was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension. As a result, the medical team concluded that he needed the repair much sooner than usually recommended, and at just shy of 3 months old Ty underwent his second life saving open heart surgery. God has already worked so many miracles in Ty's life and the life of our family and we know he is using our story. Because of this, we are grateful for Ty's special heart and feel beyond blessed that God chose us to travel this road. We ask for prayers as Ty continues to heal. We are praying for a full recovery and life without restrictions for Ty. We are praying for God to use our family and Ty for His glory.

Thank you to each and every person who supports us through prayer, giving, or just by loving on our family! We are humbled and blessed by all of the ways the Lord is providing for us and know that he is using Ty and his story to do great things!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Loaded Smashed Potatoes

These are THE BEST smashed potatoes on the planet!

2 Medium Garlic Bulbs
1 Tbs Olive Oil
6 Bacon Slices
1/4 c Milk
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp pepper
16 oz Sour Cream
1 1/2 c Shredded Cheddar
1/3 c Butter
4 lb. Red Potatoes

Cut top off garlic, drizzle with oil, roast in foil at 425 degrees for 30 minutes.  Coll, Squeeze out garlic (will be paste like), and set aside.

Cook bacon and crumble.

Peel half the potatoes, cut all potatoes into cubes, and boil until fork tender.

Drain potatoes and place in a large bowl.  Smash garlic, bacon, sour cream, 1 c cheese, butter, milk, salt, and pepper into the potatoes.

When all is well combined, transfer to a 9x13 greased baking dish and top with remaining cheese.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes until cheese melts.

These potatoes fly of the table they're so good!  Well worth the extra time!!!


Ashley said...

Is it weird that I want smashed potatoes right now, at 8am? Those sound DELISH!! I will try them for sure!

The Nashville Nosher said...

sounds amazing!!!

Sarah said...

that sounds really good. Yesterday while we waited to load, I went back through your blog...every single post ever....and printed off all the recipes so I can try them. Looks like I'm going to be hooking up the printer again later this afternoon!