Monday, October 13, 2008

Tuesday.....Beer spiked Cheesy Potato Gratin w/ apples

My good friend "Charlie the Cop" sent me this. Now Sir...I haven't tried this yet but it sure sounds good so I figured I'd pass it along to Y'all....I'll be makin it this comin weekend..

Beer-Spiked Potato-Cheese Gratin with Apples

This dish tastes like beer cheese soup. Tart Granny Smith apples work best, but you can substitute other firm-textured apples. Choose a hearty, aged cheddar cheese; it won't get stringy when it cooks.

1 tablespoon butter, softened
1 cup light or nonalcoholic beer, or reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 cup whipping cream
1 cup diced onion
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
2 lb. russet potatoes (4 medium), peeled, thinly sliced (1/8 inch)
1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, thinly sliced
1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spread softened butter evenly in 8-cup shallow gratin or baking dish.

2. Place beer, cream, onion, salt, pepper and garlic in large saucepan or Dutch oven; stir in potatoes. Bring to a gentle boil over medium heat; cook 5 minutes or until liquid is thickened, stirring constantly. Stir in rosemary.

3. Spread half of the potato mixture over bottom of gratin dish; top with apples. Sprinkle with 1 1/4 cups of the cheese; top with remaining potato mixture.

4. Cover dish with foil; bake 30 minutes. Remove foil; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until potatoes and apples are tender, liquid has thickened and top is lightly browned. Remove from oven; let stand 10 minutes.
8 servings


...and here be a little sumthin fer my OLD friend, the Chief who also sent this to me...he's startin to get as old as me....


I borrowed this next post directly from Patrick over at "PRH...A Day in the Life". This is exactly the kind of immature shit that really pisses me off in that this is the kind of scum and whale shit that the Obama campaign attracts.

The Slugs of America

__________________I will just call them Obama's Children

I received this e-mail from a Army MP Buddy of mine, Jim, last night...a couple of photos, including the one shown, with some real bright liberals wearing t-shirts proclaiming that "Sarah Palin is a C-word"...I blocked the word out, when I digitalized this photo off the e-mail....this was a collection of trash gathering in Philadelphia. You can just imagine the outraged from the press if a group of McCain supporters wore shirts proclaiming "Obama is Near", you get the drift. The main street left wing press has ignored this one...except Fox and some blogs.

Some Obama voters, like these two, are the trash of America, and this is what is heading our way when Barry Hussain steps into office.....Keep your powder dry. You may indeed need it.

In other stupid news, Euro and the US Governments continue to print money we don't have, and are in the process of buying up large banks, with the tax payers dime....Socialism is just a step away,. If Obama takes over come January, the Republic as we know it, is finished.

Not doom and gloom, just facts and opinion.