From harvest to table ~ what's cooking now?

This blog shows where all those garden goodies I grow end up. I call this little eating area next to the stove my "chef's table" because at all the best restaurants it's a privilege to be invited to dine in the kitchen where the chef reigns supreme. So here I am "reigning" and you are all invited. :-D

Monday, March 28, 2016

Easter feast

Easter weather was gorgeous!  Almost 70F.

Mom was here so I made a spelt soda bread w/walnuts & cranberries.

For the main dish at dinner I made a ham and scalloped potato casserole.

It's been decades since I made this dish, so I basically just winged it.

One thing I did this time I know I never did in the past was to make a roux to thicken the milk then pour the hot bubbling sauce over the potatoes before popping into a 350F oven for over an hour.

In the past I just poured milk over the potatoes because that's how Mom used to make it.

But that thicken sauce - I tell you, this was hands down the best H&P casserole I've ever tasted.

Even Mom said so.

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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Colorful cuisine

I got very tired of oatmeal and/or egg&oatmeal wedges for breakfast.  

I started skipping breakfast out of boredom.  

Best way to overcome that is to color up the plate.  I really look forward to meals like this now.  So many tastes and texture.  So much color.  Okay, it may take longer than just grabbing something or popping something into the microwave.  But, man, the payoff is worth it.  Yum!

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