Jan 2 2009- pics from a lazy New Year's Day

by Beth January. 02, 2009 1834 views

Yesterday, New Year's Day, was spent doin' a whole lotta nuthin'. Stayed in my loungy clothes all day!.

I did make a delicious butternut squash and potato dauphinois gratin, which we had for lunch, with a nice salad and a poached egg.

I then watched the period flick, “Goya's Ghosts” about the painter, Francisico Goya.

Layering the squash and potatoes with the sauteed onions w/sage.

Pouring on the heated cream/milk mixture.

Sprinkling the breadcrumbs.

After baking in a moderately hot oven for an hour and 15 minutes, what emerged was a cassarole dish of delicious creaminess.

Lunch was the potato squash dauphinois, a nice salad with butter lettuce, toasted pine nuts, dried cranberries and blue cheese crumbles, and a poached egg with (cheap) black caviar on top.

They showed a number of Goya's paintings during the credits of the film “Goya's Ghosts”.

After that lunch, and this movie, I took a nice 2 hour nap. ;-)
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Art Bee 8 years, 9 months ago

Looks delicious!

8 years, 9 months ago Edited
Beth 8 years, 9 months ago

Webs- get out!? What are the chances of that?!

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Websterella 8 years, 9 months ago

I watched "Goya's Ghosts" that day too.

8 years, 9 months ago Edited
Natasha 8 years, 9 months ago

that looks totally delicious, am going to have to try it

8 years, 9 months ago Edited
Moxie 8 years, 9 months ago

Yum. The entire day sounds blissful.

8 years, 9 months ago Edited
Sanchia 8 years, 9 months ago

I love the fact that you give the recipes along with the pictures! Thanks for that. It does sound like a must try, though I'm not a squash fan.

8 years, 9 months ago Edited
Beth 8 years, 9 months ago

500 g each butternut squash and potatoes, sliced quite thin
200 ml milk
568 ml full cream
1 onion, chopped fine.
1 tablespoon sage, chopped fine and/or dried sage (less)
bread crumbs
knob butter

Saute onion in butter until soft, add sage towards end of sauteeing. Heat cream and milk until warm.

Layer potato squash mixture, top each layer with onion, salt and pepper (took me about 3 layers). Keep layers flat as possible.

Pour on the cream, top with bread crumbs and bake in a preheated 190 degree celcius oven for about one hour, fifteen minutes, or until potatoes are soft and top is nicely browned.

8 years, 9 months ago Edited
Susan 8 years, 9 months ago

mmmm, food porn! ;-)

8 years, 9 months ago Edited
Tulpje 8 years, 9 months ago

Ooooh, that casserole looks delicious!Once back from holiday I will defenately try to make it. Got the recipe?

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