Saturday, December 25, 2010


I wanted to make our Christmas Eve Dinner special this year. I wanted to try new recipes since we decided to scale way down on the gift giving. We picked names this year with my brother's family and then we decided to do the same within our own family.........trying to be more conscious of the real meaning of Christmas, save money and enjoy our time with each other.

I found some tempting recipes from Southern Living at the library. My first recipe is in the Dec 2010 issue: POTATO CHEESE GRATIN It turned out fabulous and everyone loved it. The gruyere cheese was a little expensive, but it was a very gormet side dish. You use store bought pie crusts and add kosher salt, freshly cut rosemary and cracked pepper on top of the crust.

Add 1/4 cup of grated Gruyere cheese.............

Add the second pie crust on top and spread both into a springform pan spreading the edges upward as high as you can.

Next add sliced Yukon gold and Sweet potatoes

pour some heavy cream and more cheese while layering the potato slices........

Bake while covered with aluminum foil

And Voila...................a beautiful Potato Cheese Gratin that is to die for! It also makes the house smell wonderful! It's easy and a great dish to make. It will definitely be on my to go to potato recipe list!

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