" I truly think it is best to be a robin lightly dressed concocting soup inside my nest" ~Maurice Sendak

Sidekick

Its that time again.
 Time to get back to reality. No more over indulgence. Time to get back to healthy eating and exercise  to work off all those holiday treats.
This side dish is made with one of the labeled "superfoods",  sweet potatoes.
Ive mentioned before that they are chock full of nutrients and goodness. I am always looking for different ways to prepare them.

This dish is pretty easy to get together and goes well with just about any meat, especially pork and chicken. You can vary the amount of bread crumbs and cheese you put on top to suit your liking.

So there you have it, comfort food that is also good for you!
What a way to kick start the New Year!


Two Potato Layered Gratin

  • 1/2 a garlic clove
  • olive oil
  • 1 pound of Yukon gold potatoes sliced thin (peeled if you wish)
  • 2 sweet potatoes peeled and sliced thin.
  • 3/4 cup of milk
  • 3/4 cup of light cream  ( or you can use all milk)
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • breadcrumbs
  • grated old cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper
 Preheat oven to 350

Rub a shallow baking dish with the garlic clove and then brush with a layer of olive oil.
Arrange Yukon gold potatoes slices in the bottom.
Drizzle with olive oil.
Arrange sweet potato slices over top.
season with salt pepper.
Continue layering in this fashion until you have used up the potatoes.
Heat the milk, nutmeg and cream if using together in a saucepan.
Pour over the potatoes . Top with bread crumbs and grated cheese.

Bake in the oven for about 60 to 70 minutes. Cut into squares and serve.

Cheers!





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