Monday, August 16, 2010

For Gluttons Only

Sometimes its the simplest foods with minimal additions that make for impressive cuisine, instead of far off ingredients and hard to find herbs. My favorite creation by Shawn in the past years has been his Camembert Chive Mashed Potatoes. I know, Camembert is HARDLY an everyday ingredient for the walmart crowd, but really you just any cheese - even cream cheese, I suppose! We made steak and potatoes on Sunday night to accompany our Mad Men viewing. It seemed super all American and appropriate. Recipe below.

It's been a crazy week at work and I barely have time to be a good girlfriend, good daughter or a good employee for that matter. How am I having time to blog, you ask? I dont, I am just doing so to keep my sanity and to feel like I still have a voice that has nothing to do with RTOs, CMYKs, and EOWs. (all workity work acronyms that normal people dont use daily unless you have to!).

I am still a cool person (somewhere in there).

We had a great weekend, tho with a ton of great food. We decided to have date night on Friday and went to this local restaurant called Starbelly. We loved it! We got 5 courses and split them all - 1. Corn Fritters with jalapeno jelly. 2. BBQ peach salad with blue cheese. 3. Mussels and Chorizo. 4. Cheese grits! and 5. Pork shoulder with pureed hominy. We also tried 3 cocktails - the homemade pimms cup, the shandy and the Madeira cooler. They were all amazing! This entire meal + tip was only $100. We wilL DEF be going back there.

Camembert Chive Mashed Potatoes

3 potatoes, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup milk
1 package of Camembert cheese
1 bunch of chives, minced
dash of salt

Step One: Place potatoes in 4 quarts of salted water and bring to a boil. Boil until soft.

Step Two: Drain potatoes and with an electric hand mixer combine the milk, cheese and chives in a bowl and mix til whipped! I like them soft and not chunky. I like it to be like a soft pillow that magically wafts into my mouth.

1 comment:

  1. I hear you on blogging being the rock that's keeping you sane in the midst of chaos/insanity. I know I'm mixing my metaphors, but blogging and cooking let me stand in the eye of the hurricane.

    Dave does Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes. Do the above, plus adding a full head of mellow roasted garlicky goodness. He tried it once with sweet potatoes, but that was just weird...