Saturday, August 24, 2013

Red Potatoes

We are slowly getting unpacked and organized in our new home. Slow progress, though I have managed to get the kitchen unpacked! Still deciding if I like where everything is. This is a significantly smaller kitchen than I had before, so I am making do with what is there. I am so happy that I can cook again!! Last night was the first "real" meal I had made in a while. We had hamburger steak with homemade gravy, red potatoes, corn & squash. I was so happy, my kitchen was happy, my husband was happy (thought that could have had something to do with his love of gravy)!

So, the red potatoes, very easy, very period! Cut up about 3 pounds of red potatoes, add enough water to scantly cover, flavor to your preference ( I used salt, pepper, thyme & butter). I used my lidded cast iron pot for these. Place in a 350* oven for 45 minutes to an hour. Pull them out of the oven & let them cool for a bit before serving- they are VERY HOT!  They were so good!!!
This would be a very easy dish to fix in camp that required minimal "babysitting", just sit the pot near the fire, rotating it occasionally.  You can cook these plain, or add some more veggies (onion, carrots, etc.) for more flavor & variety. You could also leave off some of the seasoning for the picky eaters and have each person season them to their own taste. 

While I do not have an actual "recipe" for these, I cannot imagine any of our ancestors would not have done such a simple dish!

Happy Cooking! 

Friday, August 9, 2013