I promise you I’ll get pictures of these delicacies before we dive into them with knives and forks and spoons if we have to. I’m so into tonight’s supper, I could use a shovel.
First up – the star of the show – red potatoes, NOT PEELED, with roasted garlic. Yum. I use 4 lbs of potatoes – hell I’d use more but I think the bag was only 4 lbs. I cut the eyes and spots out and quarter them so they’ll cook faster. Then I mash them with butter, milk, salt and pepper.
The garlic is roasting in foil in the oven while the other main dish is baking. I’m also roasting a Spanish onion ………. for another little treat. Once the garlic is done, in about an hour, it will go plop in the mashed potatoes and the whole thing will go into a casserole dish, bread crumbs on top – more butter and I will bake it. I also have some cheddar I might put on top. Hmm. Sounds good.
The second big deal is butternut squash. This is a simple yet beloved dish. Cinnamon, mashed roasted squash and BOOM into a casserole dish with a little butter. Perfect. No sugar – squash is sweet enough all by itself. This habit of adding sugar to everything makes me crazy.
And then – the pièce de ré·sis·tance, shredded cabbage sautéed with roasted garlic and that delicious roasted Spanish onion ………. stir-fried just a little bit – enough to make it translucent, not enough to kill it. That’s the problem with cabbage – I know all of you are going YUCK CABBAGE? But that’s only because some misguided soul in your past boiled the piss out of it and it tasted like the inside of somebody’s sock. Cabbage should be coaxed into being cooked – not thrown into a pan of boiling water!!!!!!! Would you like being thrown into a pan of boiling water? I say no.
Supper tonight ………. ah.
P.S. I added some red pepper flakes to the cabbage ……… mmmmmmmmm.