Monday, October 12, 2009

happy thanksgiving!

Today we are having a lazy day at home as it is Thanksgiving!

We had our dinner last night - and despite having invited others, in the end it was just the 3 of us. Really for most of the dinner it was D and I as T was in a 3 year old mood and not wanting to participate in dinner (don't like it, I'm not going to eat ANYTHING!) so D and I had ham, creamy potatoes and roasted cauliflower and broccoli with onion cheese sauce. And for dessert a lovely apple pie I picked up at the market yesterday. T did eventually join us.

Creamy potatoes are one of my favorite standbys for a potato dish for special occasions or dinners. It's classy name is Pommes de Terre Dauphanoise but in our house they are C's creamy pototoes. To make, thinly slice potatoes and layer them in a buttered or oiled baking dish. Between the potato layers you can add thinly sliced onion, green onion, leek or just black pepper. Once you have filled the dish, add 1 c of grated gruyere cheese, some grated nutmeg and black pepper to 1 c of cream and pour over the potatoes. Bake for 45-60 minutes at 350 F until the potatoes are tender, the cream is mostly absorbed and the top is golden brown. Yum!

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