“Old Rotten Potatoes”
January 7, 2012 § 1 Comment
Growing up, Mom used to make potatoes au gratin for us fairly regularly. There are few things more tasty with pork chops or a ham than a big dish of “cheesy potatoes”. Somewhere along the road, this delightful casserole became known in our household as “old, rotten did potatoes”. I am sure at one point mom said “au gratin potatoes” and one of us heard “old, rotten potatoes” and it stuck.
Last night, I was feeling a bit under the weather and just not up to putting together a good meal. Fortunately, my seventeen year old son likes to cook and was in a notion to help. I love spending time in the kitchen with my kids. David and I took our traditional “old, rotten potatoes” recipe and added layers of diced leftover ham and thinly sliced onions. The result was truely amazing. Not only did we have a hearty, comforting meal, I got to spend quality time with my son creating memories.
I encourage you to spend time with your kids in the kitchen, no matter how old (or young) they are, and create a few memories of your own.