Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Our Easter Feast - Part II

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   : )


TheCrankyCrow said...

Looks like an amazing feast indeed Shirlee! Oh those wonderful potatoes! I'd have added some onions to mine.... And that "dessert" of yours - hmmmm....in our family, that qualifies as a "salad" - now tell me what's wrong with THAT???!!! Hope you enjoyed.....I'm gorging myself on a new love - chocolate-covered jelly beans. Woo Hoo!! Why didn't they think of those sooner?! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Anonymous said...

Easter is a time to enjoy! Food is something that we all enjoy! The two combined together can be named "Killer Potatoes Angel Delight's"! :-)
I'm sure it was wonderfull and I do agree that cheeseon top, melted, is all you can get!!!!

Chris said...


Vickie said...

Wowie zowie Shirlee! Heart attack Jack! I love the looks of that. But I think that it would only be my thirteen year old daughter and I eating those potatoes and I have been desperately trying to shed 10 lbs for oh, I don't know 2 years?? :)

Carol said...

I'm cracking up at your "Omar the tent maker" comment, Shirlee!! It's tough to eat well around holiday time especially when food looks as tempting as what you're showing us lately :)

Minnie said...

OMG thoses potatoes with bacon and a little green onion and cheese,cooked with two sticks of butter. These can be called Drop Dead Potatoes and you can shovel me some right now. From my understanding the lightness of the dessert/salad cancels out some of the heavyness of the potatoes so you're all good. LOL

Myra said...

Okay, I am starving now. You keep this up and Omar might just have a new customer. :o)

Cleejoow said...

you have been busy :)

Edgar said...

Two super delicious recipes!!!! YUMMY!!!!

Isobel -Argante- said...

I could die for these potatoes :-)))))
Dear Shirlee come and visit me, I'll give you frames and you'll cook!!!!!!!!

Sally said...

They look delicious:)

Trace4J said...

Hugs to you Friend

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