Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Made with LOVE!

My hubby has said for years that my cooking would taste so much better if I would just make everything with LOVE, lol.  Now I know he is joking (kind of) but I have never liked to cook much at all so it's true in a way.  Sometimes I will put some real thought and work into a meal, but usually I am just trying to throw everything together so I can get done, cleaned up and on to the next thing I have to do.

Sunday night for dinner, I made a great dinner...steak on the grill, corn on the cob, Fresno potatoes and cheddar biscuits.

I found the recipe for the Fresno potatoes and cheesy-garlic biscuits from where else...Pinterest :)

The cheddar biscuits were supposed to be similar to those at Red Lobster.  Now, I don't eat anything that comes out of the water...fish, shrimp, crab, anything...yuck!  So, we don't eat at Red Lobster, like ever.  It has been years since I have been there so that family members could eat it and I don't really remember their biscuits.  But, I like cheese and garlic so these sounded like a great add on to the dinner I was making.

The biscuits were super easy to make, and they turned out pretty.  They were a good tasting biscuit, but too dry for my liking.  I like something moist with lots of flavor or at least to smear a ton of good butter on to :)

The Fresno potatoes were a little more difficult to make.  It calls for Yukon Gold potatoes, which you have to boil first and then peel and slice later.  The skin of the potatoes comes off really easy, but I was in a time crunch so I had to peel the potatoes while they were still pretty hot.  Not sure of the reasoning behind boiling them with the skin on but I'm going to look into it and see if I can peel them first next time.

You also need to cook bacon ahead of time so that it is nice and crispy and crumbles easily.  I bake my bacon in the oven, a trick I learned from my sister in law, the chef :)

The whole dish is supposed to be layered with potatoes, bacon, green onions, cheese, sour cream mixture, then repeat.  We are not a huge green onion fan.  We like them but not in abundance, so I cut the green onion amount in half.  I also had to cut the cheese down because Dan is lactose intolerant and can only handle so much cheese, milk, sour cream, etc., which I had used in abundance in this whole meal.  Bake until bubbly, about 30 minutes tops.

The result is these wonderfully tasty potatoes.  My hubby said "These are the best thing you have ever made.  Seriously.  They are amazing.  (laughing)  It's because you made them with LOVE!"

Or maybe it is because there are so many darn steps to the potatoes and it is just a good recipe.  I don't think I made them with any more love than I make anything else with, lol.  These will definitely be made again though!

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