Sunday, November 27, 2011

Martha Mondays, week one

It was my first week to be a part of Martha Mondays (a group of internet folk attempting one Martha Stewart craft, project, or recipe together every week), and I was looking forward to making the Muffin Pan Potato Gratins that Perfecting Pru selected.
Especially after a long week of prep and cooking for Thanksgiving, it was great to have something simple and delicious to prepare. The recipe couldn't have been any easier, and I am thrilled to have a new no-fuss way to make potatoes on a weeknight that doesn't require any special trips to the store and only takes a few minutes to prep and clean up.

Here it is -slices of potatoes with s/p and a tablespoon of cream in each cup, baked for 35 minutes.
I would love to try it next time with rosemary in between the potato layers, or maybe shredded cheese?
Also, it would have been prettier if I had chosen potatoes that would fit neatly in my muffin cups.

The gentleman friend approved - he liked that they were crispy on the bottom and looked nice on the plate. Younger brother of gentleman friend said the potatoes were "totally awesome."

I served them with parmesan porkchops, applesauce, roasted asparagus, homemade cornbread, and sparkling cider.
Perfect Saturday meal. Thanks, Perfecting Pru!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

The beginning...

Greetings, dear stoppers-by,

Welcome to my home blog - a foray into my dalliances with domestic arts and crafting a creative life.
I will share my experiences in dressmaking, concertgoing, recipe sampling and record listening.
It will be a little old-fashioned, a little rock and roll, a little haphazard and ...  a real piece of work.