Thursday, March 18, 2010

Two Recipes and a Picky Eater

Last week we had a party to go to and I was supposed to bring a "casserole." I made Delmonico Potatoes just like my Mom used to make them, they are one of my favorite things!

You will need:


8-9 baking potatoes (a few less if they are HUGE like the ones I used, I think I only used 5)
8 oz shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 pint whipping cream
1 C milk
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp dry mustard

Boil potatoes with skins on until done (the skins will start falling off when they are nice and done.)


Peel and let cool.


Shred them into a buttered 9x13 dish. (I am sure that a bag of hashbrowns would work the same and would allow you to skip over these first three steps!)


Heat the cheddar, whipping cream, milk, salt and dry mustard on the stove until smooth.


Pour cheese mixture over the potatoes. Sprinkle with paprika and dot with butter.


The recipe says to refrigerate overnight and remove one hour before baking, but I always skip that step and they seem to turn out fine! Bake at 325 for 1 hour uncovered.


This next "recipe" can't really be considered a full-fleged recipe. It's only two ingredients that make for a very tasty lunch.
All you need is this


and some of this


Lunch is served! It's a very sweet dressing and it really can be eaten on a salad all by itself! (If you want to get a little fancier with it I would suggest adding strawberries and pecans too!)


Now, about my picky eater. I take full responsibility for allowing this little munchkin to become quite the picky eater.


When he started eating baby food if he wrinkled his nose and turned away I just moved on to something he did like because I didn't feel up to a fight. (I was lazy! I admit it!) Well a few weeks ago I realized what a limited diet he had and knew it was time to make some changes. Also, he is almost a year old and I am ready to be done feeding baby food! So after a few miserable feeding times that could be titled, "Mommy vs. J-Man - Battle of the Wills" I am glad to say that he is becoming quite the self-fed-variety-eating baby!


We still have a ways to go before I can say "He will eat anything I put in front of him," but we are getting there!


I have it admit that it was worth the struggle for a couple days to now have a happy, eating baby! Now we just have to work on being a "tidy eater!" Haha!


1 comment:

  1. Oh wow! Those look great! I am going to try them maybe this weekend! Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to try them out!

    Have a great Thursday!