Saturday, March 24, 2012

Red Wine Mashed Potatoes

Red potatoes
Red wine

1. Boil the potatoes until tender enough to mash. Drain the water.
2. Mash the potatoes, leaving chunks.
3. Mix in a healthy serving of garlic and about 1/2 a stick of butter for every 8 potatoes.
4. Add a dash of red wine around the pot. A sherry or Marsala would work a bit better, but any red is good. The potatoes should have a nice purple tinge to them now.
5. Serve warm.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Roasted Cumin Carrots

With Easter approaching, this would be a great side dish to add to your holiday meal.
Carrots with stem
Cumin powder
Garlic powder
Olive oil

1. Leaving the stems on the carrots, brush them lightly with olive oil.
2. Sprinkle lightly with both cumin powder and garlic powder.
3. Roast in the oven on 325 until carrots are beginning to brown in spots and are tender.