We left the last post with a skillet full of peeled potatoes & the realization that we needed more butter.
9. Cut more pats from the second stick of butter & place them on top of the potatoes with the other pats of butter until it looks like enough to you.
10. Move your skillet full of potatoes & butter pats to your stove & begin to cook on medium heat. Keep what remains of that second stick of butter close by. If your potatoes start to look dry during cooking, you will be able to easily cut a few more pats to add to the skillet.
11. Cook potatoes on medium heat, stirring from time to time so they will brown evenly.
12. My skillet full of perfectly browned potatoes looks like this. If you are so inclined, this is the time to add a delicious "extra" to your potatoes ... freshly cooked, crumbled bacon (as much as you wish). If you decide to add the bacon, continue to cook on medium heat for another minute or two, stirring to mix the crumbled bacon evenly throughout the potatoes. I opted not to use bacon this time around.
13. When you have finished cooking the potatoes, separate them into portion sizes & lay slices of American cheese on top to melt. You don't need to separate the potatoes into portions if you don't wish to do so. I do this because John likes less cheese melted on top of his potatoes.
14. Shovel each portion onto a dinner plate, add salt & pepper to taste, & enjoy!
I also made a whipped cream dessert that has various adaptations from location to location & from family to family. I grew up eating my Aunt Dorothy's version of this dessert which she called Angel's Delight. There are 4 ingredients: a pint of heavy whipping cream, a bag of miniature marshmallows, a can of pineapple slices in heavy syrup, & a jar of maraschino cherries. You drain your pineapple & cut the slices into small chunks. You likewise drain the cherries & then cut them in half. Put the pineapple & cherries on paper towels. Pour the heavy whipping cream into a bowl & beat on high until it has thickened & is stiff. Add the cherries, the pineapple, & 4 handfuls of miniature marshmallows to the whipped cream & mix thoroughly. Put into a Tupperware-type container, refrigerate, & enjoy!
And yes Virginia ... this is no doubt why I need to buy my clothes from Omar the tent maker : )