My P.S. (Prefers Sweet potatoes/ hubby) hound this years’s new Thanksgiving recipe. He was reading the Parade insert in our local newspaper and asked what I thought. I thought ‘blog post’, of course! Not a huge fan of sweet potatoes unless there’s bourbon and candied pecans, I was pleased to see there was a good amount of Gruyere in the dish. With my P.S. willing to mandolin the potatoes for me, we had a deal. Gratin would happen. Continue reading
My P.S. (Potato Slicer/hubby) called me at work late one afternoon and announced that dinner had just come out of the oven. I cautiously asked “And what is it?” He laughed and said he’d made scalloped potatoes and ham. Yes, he was using his manly “proud of myself” laugh, as my P.S. rarely mixes things together unless he’s making pancakes. Scalloped potatoes are a huge stretch for my meat, baked potato and veg making hubby. But he was justified in being proud; they were delicious!
We still joke about my last attempt to make scalloped potatoes and ham. We were bringing them for a birthday celebration to my inlaws, and I’d started them early at home. After 2 hours they were still rock hard and nowhere near done. We transported them across town to my inlaws oven and after cooking for 2 more hours they were still very firm. These were mutant potatoes that refused to soften! They were edible, barely. I swore I’d never make them again. And I haven’t. After my humiliation I found other ways to serve ham. Continue reading