Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Cooking With Ina

It was a busy weekend . . . 
But we did manage to cook
with Ina

Friday, Epiphany,  I fixed Beef Bourguignon
from "Paris"

It is yummy!
I've made it many times before
It is my "go to" recipe for Beef Boutguignon
Now, however, here (in a small town in Kansas) I cannot find the onions in the freezer section,
but rather in the produce section, so you have to peel all those little suckers!
But this beef stew is worth it!

Saturday, we spent the day in the city for a family Christmas
Dinner was "snacks" when we got home
Because we had a large lunch

Saturday night, I fixed two dishes for a Potluck Brunch at church
the next day

I knew that entrees would be covered
I knew that bread in the form of biscuits or muffins would be covered
And I knew that fruit would be covered
So I chose side dishes

Roasted cherry tomatoes
from "Parties"
I've made these many times as well.   In fact, I made them before I found the
recipe in an Ina cookbook
Loved the fact that they could be served at room temperature
And they are such good intense tomato morsels
A good thing to do with grocery store (winter) tomatoes
It makes them edible


Roasted Mustard Potatoes
from "At Home"
I've roasted potatoes -- lots!
But I never used this recipe
And they are amazing
The mustard flavor takes the potatoes from good to outstanding
And out of 5 pounds I brought home a big spoonful -- and that's all
(and there was another crockpot of potatoes there as well)

I made them Saturday night
Then put them in a crockpot on Sunday morning and turned on high for about an hour
And then turned them to low while we were in church.

They were not as crispy as they were on Saturday night
But they really held up well
(And obviously, were eaten!)

I think they will be great with a plain chop or steak
And yes, I plan to make them again

I'm sorry that I've not made them before!