Sunday, November 1, 2009

Yummy Potatoes!!

The other day I told DH there are some things I'm going to be doing this winter; learning to knit, learning to weave, learning to spin on a wheel, re-arranging to entire house, and I'll be baking more bread and making casseroles. It's such an odd thing to just come out and say, but I know what I feel like doing now that I'm out of my summer slumber.
Last year at this time I was just about 9 months pregnant with Ladybug, so I was nesting and prepping the nursery more than I was cooking-lol! Although, I was eating quite a bit-loL!
So we have another baking recipe, but it's oh so good!!

Mama's Au Gratin
  • 2 sweet potatoes

  • 2 lbs. of new potatoes

  • 3 or more turnips

  • 1/3 c. butter

  • 1/2 pint of heavy cream

  • 3 large leeks

  • 1 tsp. of nutmeg

  • 1/2 tsp. white pepper

  • salt to taste

  • 1/3 c. whole milk

  • 1/2 to 3/4 c. of guyere cheese

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Butter a long casserole dish.
In a skillet add butter, milk, heavy cream, sliced leeks until melted. Then add all ingredients except the cheese. Cook until the veggies are a bit tender, about 10-15 minutes. Then add everything into the casserole dish. At this point throw in all the cheese and mix. Place into oven for 40-45 minutes. Voila...enjoy!!

If you're a meat eater you can also add some applewood bacon to it. Once cooked, just crumble it in the mix!


  1. Sounds yummy! Have fun with all your winter activities. I want to learn to knit as well. :)

  2. oh my goodness that looks so delicious! Nothing like some root veggies and cream to know it is winter;)

    I'm excited for all your plans for winter. As for knitting I highly recommend joining Ravelry (so many amazing patterns, projects and inspiartion) and for bread baking check out Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day (great book & great bread).

    Keep us posted on your crafting adventures!