Thursday, April 23, 2009
How does your garden grow!?
I love this time of year when you can grab fresh produce from your own garden! Unfortunately we just moved, so my own garden is just a figment of my imagination, but my town had a Farmers Market day and I went and picked up some peas and delicious tomatoes. My favorite dish growing up was creamy peas and new potatoes my Grandmother used to make. I tried making this myself and it ended up being pretty tasty, and of course very easy.
Prepare basic white sauce:
1. In saucepan melt 2 tbs butter over low heat. Next blend 2 tbs of flour into the melted butter. Add 1/4 tsp of salt. Cook over low heat while stirring for about 4-5 minutes. This will reduce the flour taste. Slowly stir in 1 cup of milk and turn up the heat to medium-high. As it heats up it will begin to thicken.
2. I of course doubled the above recipe. Before I started the white sauce I boiled my little red potatoes till they were just soft. Just as white sauce began to thicken I added my potatoes and peas to the mixture so they could soften a little bit more before the sauce was complete. I added salt and pepper to taste, but added 1-2 tsp of Alpine Touch seasoning(see below for how to get this lovely seasoning for your spice cupboard)
3. I then fried up some chicken and poured the mixture over top. To make my meal complete I sliced up those lovely tomatoes and just served with a little salt. Delicious! Serve and Enjoy!
Alpine touch is one of my most favorite seasonings. I mostly use it in my mashed potatoes and soups. You can get it here. I have had the same container for 3 years. It will last a long time and make you the winner of the best potatoes.