Two Lucas stories! Hey, last night i was sitting at the table, and one of my slippers was missing. And i said, Lucas, go bring me my slipper (which was on his bed, of course,) and he went over, got it, and laid it down at my feet!!! Come on! Tiko was SO jealous with all the attention Lucas got!
Okay, and the other one, is that i always make Lukie and Tiko stop at the gate until i tell them we can go, right? Well the other day the gate was wide open, and they were waiting for me to walk with them. Georgie said she walked by with her baby, and even called their names, and they wouldn’t take one step!!! Whoaaaa! That’s fantatic, huh?
Recipe of the Day – Fondant potatoes
- 2 T. coconut or vegetable oil
- 3 T. coconut oil or butter
- 4 sprigs rosemary, and a couple more for garnish
- 1/2 c. vegetable or chicken broth
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
- Cut off ends of russet potatoes, stand potatoes on end, and peel potatoes from top to bottom with a sharp knife to make each potato into a uniform cylinder. Cut each cylinder in half crosswise to make 6 potato cylinders about 2 inches long.
- Place potatoes into a bowl of cold water for about 5 minutes to remove starch from outsides; pat dry with paper towels.
- Place a heavy oven-proof skillet (such as a cast iron skillet) over high heat. Pour in oil; heat until it shimmers slightly.
- Place potato cylinders with best-looking ends into the hot oil, lower heat to medium-high, and pan-fry potatoes until well-browned, 5 to 6 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper.
- Flip the potatoes onto the opposite ends. As they cook, use a paper towel held with tongs to carefully blot out the oil from the skillet. Add butter and thyme sprigs to skillet.
- Pick up a rosemary sprig with tongs and use it to paint oil or butter over the top of the potatoes. Cook until butter foams and foam turns from white to a pale tan color. Season with more salt and pepper. Pour vegetable or chicken stock into skillet.
- Transfer skillet to preheated oven and cook until potatoes are tender and creamy inside, about 30 minutes. If potatoes aren’t tender, add 1/4 cup more stock and let cook 10 more minutes.
- Place potatoes on a serving platter and spoon thyme-scented butter remaining in skillet over potatoes. Garnish with rosemary sprigs. Let cool about 5 minutes before serving.
Word of the Day – zapatillas – slippers
Tip of the Day – Allrecioes.com does this with thyme, instead of rosemary.