Valentine’s Day is a holiday of chocolate, decadence, and indulgences. But romance doesn’t have to make you feel sluggish.
This morning I sliced red potatoes into hearts. Tossed in olive oil and Mrs. Dash salt free garlic mix, baked at 350° for roughly 30 mins.
Crispy, satisfying little crunchy bites.
Eggs scrambled with some honey-maple ham and red peppers. Sliced strawberry hearts.
I’ve got red, sweet, salty, crunchy, and hearts. What more does Valentine’s Day breakfast need?
There’s snow on the ground and a casserole in the oven.
Actually on the stove, cooling just enough to be eaten.
Ham, potato, cheese casserole.
-3 potatoes thinly sliced
-small onion thinly sliced
-shredded parmesan cheese
-shredded leftover ham found in the freezer
For the “sauce”; about 2 cups water, chicken bouillon, flour, butter, garlic powder, curry powder, thyme (whisk together until smooth).
Butter the casserole dish, layer potatoes/onion/ham with sauce and cheese. Top with parmesan.
Bake in the oven at 350°, covered with foil for about 30 mins. Uncover and cook until top is crispy, about 20-30 more mins (or my oven is bad, a plausible option)
Tonight it snows, anxiety builds, tomorrow I move. Monday is a new job, new place, new routine. So for tonight, there is a warm casserole, crowded couch, and a lot of reflection.