Saturday, April 30, 2011

Eat This AND That!

I LOVED this recipe. I loved it so much I made it twice. The first time was at my sister, Nancy's house. My brother, Chip, came to visit and we love to BBQ. This was the perfect side to Tri- Tip on the grill for his birthday meal. I did it the same way both times: Gruyere & Irish Cheddar, lots of garlic, and fresh chives. I used half & half and no milk. I did add butter the first time but it was decided it was not needed. The second set I made at my Aunt Donna's for dinner. It was a crowd favorite again and this is now on my Rolodex and I just happen to have this blog bookmarked :)


The before

The after with Tri-tip & Green Beans
AND That:

Aunt Donna's with yukon gold potatoes from the garden
I have to say while this was a crowd favorite, it was slightly out shined by my Aunt Donna's homemade strawberry pie. In case you haven't gotten the hint, my Aunt Donna is an amazing baker. She had gotten strawberries straight off the farm and "whipped" this up in no time at all:

Homemade Strawberry Pie for Dessert

I would like to take a moment to highlight possibly my favorite product in the whole world:

Frozen Garlic
These are frozen herb squares you can use in your cooking. You pop out the individual squares for what you need it for, put the top back on, and put it back in the freezer. Each square in the picture is one clove of garlic. You can get them at Trader Joe's and Whole Foods in the frozen vegetable section. They also have parsley, basil, cilantro, and ginger. Voila, fresh cooking made easy and the best part: no more cleaning that garlic press or fresh herbs going bad!


  1. I would love a slice of that strawberry pie right now! Loved this recipe, thanks to you for posting and Aunt Donna for sharing!

  2. Yeah the pie kinda steals the show... But I'm stoked about your tip from TJs, that's good to know!