Thursday, February 12, 2009


I roasted a chicken last night and just didn't feel like making 
mashed potatoes again, so I looked online for something good
 to do with potatoes. I have never been crazy about scalloped 
potatoes because they always just taste like milk paste to me.

I found this recipe on and tried it because: 
a) I had all the ingredients, b) it didn't use canned "cream of" 
soups which I don't like very much and c) it cooked in less 
than 2 hours.

These were very tasty, very easy, liked by everyone and 
definitely going into my permanent cookbook!


2 Tablespoons chopped onion
3 Tablespoons butter
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 cups milk
3/4 cup shredded Swiss Cheese
3/4 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
2 Tablespoons parsley, minced
5 medium potatoes, peeled & sliced thin

In a saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in flour, 
salt and pepper until blended. Gradually whisk in milk. Bring
to a light boil over medium heat (watch carefully--milk will 
burn easily), cook and stir 2 minutes until thick. Remove 
from heat and stir in cheeses until melted.

Place 1/2 the potatoes in a greased 2 quart baking dish; 
cover with half the sauce. Sprinkle parsley evenly over the 
sauce. Top with remaining potatoes and cover with 
remaining sauce. Sprinkle with parsley.

Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours until bubbly. 
Uncover and bake an additional 10 minutes until the top is
lightly browned.

4 large servings.


Niki RuralWritings said...

looks yummy, I'll give it a try this weekend
and the Arkansas River bridge....I'd pass out !

Karen Deborah said...

ummm sounds delicious why don't you post it at the noble pigs potatoe ho down? I found a recipe for sweet tater biscuits I was going to send her way. sure is nice to have you back, even if I am trying to diet and you are cooking already...

mary said...

Yummy! I love potatoes cooked any and every way.

I want you to know that I did think about having a give-away on my blog..I did think about giving away a quilt..I did think of you..but I didn't have any quilts made up in your colors :( I might have even "rigged" the voting if I had an aqua, pink and cream quilt to give away :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Gina said...

Hi Kris,

Welcome home once again! Thanks for your comments in my blog. I will post some Lady Head Vase photos; and also will give you the posts to refer to some other photos (ie of other cabinets; including one where some of the Ladies are located in the linen cupboard, which now holds most of my cookbooks! I collect cookbooks too! Now to use them! LOL!)

Wrote a comment in your Feb 9th Florida...was wondering about the Celebration Store? Found out what a 'chigger; is...ugh...

Also, that suspension thanks! Your husband is brave!

The potatoes look great; thanks for sharing the recipe. Will try them!

Talk soon, I am sure.

God Bless.


Gina said...

Hi Kris,

Okay, have posted some photos of the 'Ladies!'

Happy Valentine's Day Weekend!

As ever,