It’s been a long two weeks. I’m still recovering from a serious gum surgery, but am finally starting to feel human again. My diet for the past two weeks has consisted of frozen yogurt, protein shakes and Ramen…and all I want is a cheeseburger!!
I couldn’t bear to eat another bowl of Maruchan Ramen, so I decided to try eating mac & cheese. Granted, I was only able to eat the noodles and cheese sauce, but the rest of my family enjoyed the pasta with the mushrooms, peas and chicken. Everyone gave the dish two thumbs up!
My mom, Sue, is behind multiple recipes posted on my blog, but for some reason, I haven’t featured her on here yet. I find this really odd, particularly because she taught me everything I know today in regards to cooking and baking.
While visiting home last weekend, she made her version of my grandma’s renowned scalloped potatoes and ham. She altered the recipe a bit, but it still has the rich, hearty flavor with melt-in-your-mouth gooey cheese.
This meal will always hold a special place in my heart because it reminds me of my grandma, Doris/Mickey/Maxine–oh, just call her grandma/grammie/grams. I have fond memories of her making this dinner for my family when we lived in Ohio. Fifteen years later, we still ask that she make it every time she visits us in California. At 82-years-old, the woman can still make some mean scalloped potatoes and ham!
Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a great weekend. I enjoyed a little LA staycation with my mom at the Andaz hotel. We spent the weekend relaxing, eating, gossiping and of course, consuming lots of wine! But unfortunately, it’s back to reality.
I’ve been wanting to feature these flakey and airy Gruyere cheese puffs ever since Andy made them while visiting home. They’re a great appetizer or side dish, delicious plain or when paired with a slice of fig or some fig spread (we bought our spread at Whole Foods).
Thank you so much, Paul, over at Sons of Thunder Patron for passing the Versatile Blogger Award to me!