Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Spud City

Back at Thanksgiving, pal Jack offered to make his famous mashed potatoes, so I went out and bought a boatload of russets, enough to feed a small army of hearty eaters. Ooops, Jack only uses Yukon Golds and he brought his own; we now have a near-lifetime supply of russets languishing in the vegetable drawer.

Every now and then, My Beloved will consent to a dinner that does not include meat. Not often, mind you, but occasionally. So, I baked us each a spud, blanched some broccoli and melted raclette cheese over the spuds (that's why they appear so yellow) before sprinkling them with a single rasher of chopped leftover bacon and topping them with the bright green broccoli. It takes a while to bake the spuds but, other than that, this meal is dead easy, 'way tasty and I used up two pretty sizable potatoes from our overflowing hoard.

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Blogger namastenancy said...

I know that he's tired of soup (for now) but you can make a killer potato soup with those spuds and spice it up with sausage - or - dare I say it --- Bacon. One of my favorite soups is a potato/sauerkraut soup. I think that I got the recipe from one of the Moosewood cookbooks but I usually add a bit of meat so it's not vegetarian. But the potato/sauerkraut mixture is tangy and tasty and you could even add a pepper or two for zip.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

Nancy: Cranky just prepared that soup for lunch today! Cabbage instead of sauerkraut, but a little spoonful of mustard swirled through the turkey broth got that tang thing going. Bacon, taters, carrots.

Zoomie: Anything with cheese melted over it should satisfy the carnivore. :)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Nancy, your soup sounds great. I also love leek and potato soup but, as you noted, he's had enough soup for the time being.

Cookiecrumb, one might think so - but he has indicated that meat would be welcome next.

Thursday, December 17, 2009  

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