Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend ~The Unofficial Start to Summer ~~Enjoying Time with Great Friends ~~~And Directions for Crash Hot Potatoes

It was a beautiful evening to spend on the patio with friends.
This is our second annual 'Welcome Summer' Cook-out together.

Six of us are Empty Nesters.
Only one little chickie remains...
and not such a little chickie!
She is now taller than her mom and is going to be in high school next year.
(Yes, my Foods Class is on her schedule for 2nd term!)

Her dad is our Grill Master.

Here is the Grill Master with his Support Staff.


Burgers and Brats...tastes like summer.

My assignment was the Crash Hot Potatoes.

So easy to do...
I scrub small red potatoes and cook them in my steamer for 60 minutes.
Drizzle olive oil on a large baking sheet.
Using your potato masher, smash cooked potatoes to resemble a cookie.
Brush with more olive oil.
Sprinkle with coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Top with fresh herbs.
Here I am using rosemary and thyme.
Bake at 450 degress for 20-25 minutes.


Our Salad Chefs.

Minerva's famous house salad.

Pastry Chefs.
Sorry...so delicious, they were gone before I could get a photo!

To our gracious host and hostess,

Thank you so much for a lovely evening.
It was a perfect start to summer.

Take care,
~Natalie

1 comment:

Kim Orcutt said...

Looks like a great time was had by all :) Love the potato idea!
Kim