Some quick, “quiet kitchen” chronicles for you today. I’ve been very busy getting the promotional materials together for my musical band Strangers And Liars (we have a new CD out!). I’ve also been hammering away at my first short story. I don’t feel any guilt about this, but it would be nice if I could post something here that might be of interest to you… here goes…
On Friday evenings I play guitar and sing at a local (favorite) cafe. No pay, but I do get dinner (which is great!)- I actually ‘sing for my supper’. I played on two consecutive nights last weekend and ended up with 2 large servings of mashed potatoes left over. The chef here keeps her mashed potatoes very dry (which I do like), but I decided to doctor them up.
I dumped them into a bowl straight out of the fridge and incorporated equal amounts of buttermilk and light cream into the potatoes. When I had them at a smooth texture/consistency I added grated cheddar cheese, dumped them into a stoneware baking dish and grated extra cheddar on top. Baked them covered for 40 minutes. Not health food by any long shot, but wow- yum!
Tonight I’ll be serving planked salmon on the grill in honor of the break in the weather (50+ degrees today!) – I also have an eggplant I’ll be prepping today. I’ll be back soon with photos and better inspiration for you, stay tuned. ~TH~