Early Labor Pains -and- Slow Cooker Potato Brat Corn & Cheddar Casserole

Slow Cooker Potato Brat Corn and Cheddar Casserole | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

The final 2 months of my 4th pregnancy were a stressful one. My baby wanted to make an early appearance. My girl was already showing off her “look-at-me” attitude. Thankfully the doctors were able to put a stop to my early labor and give me a couple of steroid injections within that next 48 hours, should she arrive within the following weeks.

Slow Cooker Potato Brat Corn and Cheddar Casserole | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

The first time we thought Anneliese was to arrive; 31 weeks and 6 days pregnant

I will have many stories to tell my baby girl when she is older. I can tell her of the many hours of prodromal labor I had with her, checking in to the hospital on 5 separate occasions with labor halting after several long hours.

Slow Cooker Potato Brat Corn and Cheddar Casserole | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Waiting for our baby girl

The shopping malls we had memorized like the backs of our hands and we walked them almost daily in the last weeks, because we couldn’t travel farther than 20 minutes from the hospital-and it was a HOT summer.

I can also tell her how mommy was ordered to bed rest for a few weeks after the preterm labor scare and I made the family simple and time friendly meals. Meals like this Slow Cooker Potato Brat Corn and Cheddar Casserole that my family happily inhaled and requested seconds, and even lunchbox leftovers.

Slow Cooker Potato Brat Corn and Cheddar Casserole | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Slow Cooker Potato Brat Corn and Cheddar Casserole

8 russet potatoes, scrubbed and washed
2 large white onions
1 15 oz can corn
8 oz cheddar cheese, grated
1 26 oz can cream of mushroom soup
1 pack Johnsonville beer brats

Slow Cooker Potato Brat Corn and Cheddar Casserole | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Begin by slicing the scrubbed potatoes and onions thinly with a knife or mandolin, set at 1/4″ thickness.

Layer 1/3 of the potatoes and onions in the bottom of a large slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Potato Brat Corn and Cheddar Casserole | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Slice the brats and layer 1/3 of the drained canned corn and 1/3 of the sliced brats over the potatoes and onions.

Slow Cooker Potato Brat Corn and Cheddar Casserole | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Sprinkle 1/3 of the cheese over the corn and brats. Spread 1/3 of the mushroom soup over the cheese.

Slow Cooker Potato Brat Corn and Cheddar Casserole | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Repeat the layers two more times and cover with the lid. Cook on low for 8 hours. Remove lid to cool and thicken for 20 minutes before serving.

Slow Cooker Potato Brat Corn and Cheddar Casserole | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

We all devoured this meal after one of our many shopping walking trips. It was great coming home to dinner and not spending the money to eat out-which we did plenty of while waiting for Anneliese.

Slow Cooker Potato Brat Corn and Cheddar Casserole | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

When she finally arrived 6 weeks and 6 days later, her grand entrance alone surprised the doctor and nurses in labor and delivery. She was born 20 minutes after we arrived at the hospital, nearly crowning by the time I got a bed.

By the time her daddy returned from dropping off the boys at his mom’s, she was already cradled on my belly, bonding quickly to the familiar smells that were her mommy.

I finally had my baby girl.

 

 

Slow Cooker Potato Brat Corn and Cheddar Casserole | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Anneliese Roselia, 6lbs 7oz, 19.5in

Do you a have a favorite meal you’d like to see slow cooked or a shorter cooking and prep time? Please share with me!

Slow Cooker Potato Brat Corn & Cheddar Casserole

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours, 15 minutes

Number of servings: 10

Per Serving 424 calories

Fat 13 g

Carbs 54 g

Protein 13 g

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Slow Cooker Potato Brat Corn & Cheddar Casserole

Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 10

*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.

*PointsPlus® calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Ingredients

  • 8 russet potatoes, scrubbed and washed
  • 2 large white onions
  • 1 15 oz can corn
  • 8 oz cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 26 oz can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 pack Johnsonville beer brats

Instructions

  1. Begin by slicing the scrubbed potatoes and onions thinly with a knife or mandolin, set at 1/4″ thickness.
  2. Layer 1/3 of the potatoes and onions in the bottom of a large slow cooker.
  3. Slice the brats and layer 1/3 of the drained canned corn and 1/3 of the sliced brats over the potatoes and onions.
  4. Sprinkle 1/3 of the cheese over the corn and brats. Spread 1/3 of the mushroom soup over the cheese.
  5. Repeat the layers two more times and cover with the lid. Cook on low for 8 hours. Remove lid to cool and thicken for 20 minutes before serving.