These crispy, creamy, drool-worthy potatoes need to be on your table. I found this recipe in my Taste of Home magazine last month and anytime I see a recipe with 7 ingredients or less, I'm game. And three of those ingredients are seasonings. I adapted it a little to our tastes and it came out great.
Technically this dish has potatoes, cheese and whipping cream. That is it.
If the whipping cream thought has your pants tightening already, calm down, it's okay, you'll be fine. It only requires 2 cups and it's not like you are drinking the stuff straight from the carton. In my opinion a little good, full-fat dairy, won't kill ya.
Parmesan Potatoes Au Gratin
2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
1 T. fresh thyme or 1 t. dried thyme
1/2 t. salt
1 t. pepper
2 lbs. potatoes, very thinly sliced
2 c. heavy whipping cream
Combine first four ingredients. In a 8x8 greased baking dish, layer a third of the potatoes and 2/3 cup cheese mixture, then repeat the layers. Pour whipping cream over the top and sprinkle with the remaining cheese mixture.
Cover and bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes. Increase the oven temperature to 375 degrees. Uncover; bake an additional 20-25 minutes until the top is golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool/stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Please excuse our mess.
And the tangle of electrical cords I see jumping out to me in these pictures.
The other night the husband and I sat on the couch and watched the kids pull every-single-toy out of the toy box in our family room. The husband was having heart palpitations just watching the mess unfold, and shockingly it wasn't bothering me, as they were entertained with it for a full hour and it allowed us to have a conversation while they were busy.
It's amazing what treasures they were excited about after digging and finding toys they hadn't seen in months.
Note to all friends and family. Please no more toys. We are overloaded. We live in a small house and we just don't have the space. I think these pictures are evident of that. Sorry, if that sounds mean, but we'd much rather get clothes or books. Those things I can handle!
Any other mothers out there feel that way? Too much stuff just stressed me out.
Towards the end of this adventure the Little Miss went ass-over-apple-cart into the toy box. We thought it was absolutely hilarious.