Saturday, April 30, 2011

Good Enough for Sunday...errr...Monday!

I planned to make this recipe for a cozy Easter dinner at home, just me and my husband. We had breakfast with family early in the day and I was looking forward to a relaxed afternoon and evening at home. Then we decided to light a fire outside to burn some brush and fallen branches. That was my mistake. If you have met my husband JJ you understand that he means BUSINESS when it comes to outside fires. He doesn't use matches to light these fires - he uses a weed burner. Think propane tank with frighteningly loud blow torch attached. I'm not kidding. It sounds like a jet taking off when he lights that thing up! So needless to say, it was dark before we made it inside and at that point, I was not in the mood for cooking. We ended up eating leftovers and were asleep by 9:00!

So our Easter dinner was postponed until Monday. This recipe was perfect for a weeknight. The prep was super easy - peel and slice up some potatoes, then shred the cheese and combine with the liquid ingredients. Layer, pour, layer, pour, top with more cheese and pop in the oven - DONE! I didn't make any modifications, although I probably used a little more cheese than the recipe called for. If you're going to blow your diet, why not go for it? :) While the potatoes were baking, I let some lamb chops get happy in a marinade of fresh rosemary, thyme, garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil.

The finished product...bubbly, cheesy deliciousness.

And along side the lamb chops...

JJ said this was the best meal I ever made! I prefer to think it was the potatoes :)


  1. Oooh yes, I remember how JJ lights the bonfire. I remember him becoming the envy of all the other boys in attendance at that moment. Lol. Nice work making the best meal ever!

  2. We have that same problem. Once you get started out in the yard it can be hard to quit and come in. Looks like a the most gourmet Monday night dinner!