Chatting on the Deck – Recipe and Games

“Chats on the Farmhouse Porch” is a group of friends
gathering to visit,
sip their favorite beverages,
nibble delicious treats
and share their likes and dislikes.

Patrice and Wendell have invited me to join the chatting.
Patrice provides the questions,
we answer.

Have you cooked any interesting dishes lately?

I recently tried a recipe from Raley’s Something Extra magazine, Garlic and Herb Potato Stacks. I’ve spent 20 minutes trying to find the recipe on line so I wouldn’t have to type it, no luck. I feel like complaining about the unfriendly search program for recipes, but won’t.

1 pound Yukon gold potatoes (about 2-inches in diameter)
3/4 pound red potatoes (about 2-inches in diameter)
3/4 cup finely shredded Rumiano Dry Jack Cheese divided
1/4 cup melted butte
2 tbsp.chopped fresh herbs(rosemary, thyme and sage ( I used dry Italian seasoning )
1 tbsp. spicy brown mustard
3/4 tsp. Mccormick Smokehouse pepper
1/2 tsp sea salt
4 cloves garlic minced

Preheat oven 400 degres F and spray muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray ( I just layered in a baking dish.)
Cut potatoes in thin slices.
Place in large bowl with 1/2 cup cheese, butter, herbs, mustard, pepper, salt, and garlic
Mix well with fingers (thi is the fun part) so all sides of potatoes are covered
Stack in muffin tins or baking dish
Scrape bowl to get all the goodies spoon over potatoes
Top with remaining cheese
Bake for 20 minutes, then tent with foil and bake for 20-25 more minutes until tender when pierced with sharp knife.

I really like this tangy, cheesy scalloped like potatoes

PS  After I clicked publish I thought – Google  – presto!  here is the link  with picture

What question would you like to ask Wendell?

Are you staying cool this summer/does Patrice put ice in your water bucket?

Have you had any thoughts of Christmas yet?

Yes, I bought some stamped pillow cases to embroider for ________. In case they read my blog.

Do you make jams and jellies?

I haven’t in a long time, we don’t eat much jam since the kidlets are gone. One of my favories is strawberry fig jam, made with figs and strawberry jello, simple and yummy.

Do you have any board games that you enjoy?

I prefer card games. We’re playing ‘May I’ a variation of rummy and some cribbage.

I’ve been enjoying a bit of cooler summer, but weather man says will heat up again to over 100 degrees by the weekend.
Stay cool.

Join us here.

Published in: on July 17, 2013 at 12:35 pm  Comments (6)  

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  1. i will be trying that recipe – thanks, for the suggestion. ( :
    so fun! enjoy your week. really hot & humid here. hope for cooler weather very soon. ha. ha!!

    • Summer time is usually hot in Sacramento, enjoy the cool evening delta breezes.

  2. I will try that recipe too. Once it cools down enough to turn on the oven again 😉

    • its true, thanks

  3. Hi! This is Wendell. Patrice doesn’t put ice in my water bucket. I’m hoping for a Popsicle. I am staying cool, because I AM COOL. I’m not staying cool for any other reason. It is hot-hot-hot! I really prefer snow. So does Patrice.The temperature doesn’t bother me as much as the flies. I better go now. Horse Hugs!

    • I can relate — don’t like sticky fly feet. Hope you get your Popsicle soon..

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