These salads are based on my mother’s potato salad, but the kids are coming over and this is a dilemma. They are on the Atkins diet, which means no potatoes. I decided that I would make two almost identical salads: One with potatoes for those of us eating starchy foods and a second with the potatoes replaced with cauliflower.
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Eilene is having her friends over again and she has requested lembas bread and Lord of the Rings stew. I did not want to make the same one that I made last time, but none of the ones on-line struck my fancy.
I wanted a starch dish to go with my leek soup. I have always had a problem with making latkes. I never seem to be able to have them cooked through before they are starting to burn. One reason for this is because I try to use as little oil as possible when frying them. My solution is similar to making Venezuelan arepas, first fry and then bake.
Adapted from a recipe on The Hobbit
Eilene and her friends are still watching the Tolkien Ring Trilogy. For lunch I served them sausage, raw carrots, and lembas bread. Eilene is tied of beef, so I am making a pork stew for dinner. They have also requested more lembas bread (yes, it was that good).
Adapted from a Dirk Niepoort recipe
Jan is meeting her knitting group for their yearly holiday knitting and gift exchange party, so no fancy Sunday dinner this week. Eilene is off to have dinner with friends, so it is just Jan and I for dinner tonight. Jan has requested beef stew because it makes such good leftover for weekday lunches.
I am making barbequed Jamaican chicken this weekend and, with fewer restrictions to my cooking than normal, I can pack my dishes with fruit. Parboiling is a way to speed up the cooking process. Warm half-cooked potatoes absorb more of the marinade and roast in less time. Potatoes burnt on the outside and raw on the inside is not the dining experience that you are looking for.
Note: Unless that is how your mother made them. I had a friend in college and his mother cooked just that way. Of course, he also thought that a frozen submarine sandwich was haute cuisine.
I did a shepherd’s pie last week and I had this brain storm about an Indian shepherd’s pie, curry topped with cauliflower and potatoes. My guests last week were not into spices, so I put it off. This weekend my family definitely was and here is what I produced.
I am making Indian Shepherd’s Pie today but the top and bottom halves of this recipe can be standalone dishes. I am posting them separately for anyone who would like to make them as a dish in their own right.
I had originally planned to roast the potatoes with the chicken, but both Jan and Eilene went, “Alison made these great sesame potatoes.” [Hint, hint, nudge, nudge, say no more.] Again I am making this recipe based solely on a description of the finished product.
I make my parsley potatoes exactly like my mother, with the exception of almost everything. My mother would use White Rose potatoes that she would cut into small pieces. I use whole small baby Dutch potatoes. My mother would use one clove of garlic, one green onion and one tablespoon of parsley. I triple all of these ingredients. Other than that the recipes are exactly the same.