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Subject: Cream potatoes
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: Archon <sequoia[at]tiscali.dk>
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2002 22:59:27 +0200
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My new home is a "multipart ownership scheme" and the neighbourhood
saves money by having two yearly "work days" where we meet for breakfast
rolls and coffee in the morning and get assignments and team up to
perform the work on common territories. Then in the evening we meet for
dinner party, too. Good way to meet your new neighbours. 
We had a whole roast pig and we had to bring assessories ourselves. I
looked up whole roast pig and more sources said to serve it with cream
pototoes.
Of course, that looks great for a whipped cream lover like me!

Cream potatoes

Approx 2 lbs Potatoes
Approx 2 cups heavy cream
Salt, pepper, nutmeg, basilicum

Peel and slice potatoes.
Place them in an oven proof dish in layers.
Spice each layer and cover with cream.
Bake in a 200 C/400 F oven for 40-50 minutes until the potatoes are
tender.

So yummy!

Michael Nielsen

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From: Jill McQuown <jmcquown[at]bellsouth.net>
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2002 16:18:37 -0500
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We call these "scalloped potatoes" in the USA.  Dot a little butter between
the slices (we wouldn't want this to be healthy!), add perhaps 2 slices of
diced ham, and you have yourself an entire meal in one dish.

Nice way to meet the neighbors.  Too bad I'm a recluse.

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From: hahabogus <not[at]applicable.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2002 21:32:32 GMT
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Jill McQuown wrote:
> Nice way to meet the neighbors.  Too bad I'm a recluse.

Isn't that an engaged recluse? 5 minutes after he asks ...she runs off and 
becomes a recluse...go figure...
-- 
Defender of the Beet.

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From: Archon <sequoia[at]tiscali.dk>
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2002 23:38:12 +0200
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Jill McQuown wrote:
> We call these "scalloped potatoes" in the USA.  Dot a little butter between
> the slices (we wouldn't want this to be healthy!), add perhaps 2 slices of
> diced ham, and you have yourself an entire meal in one dish.

That sounds like a good idea, I'll try it some time. Some of the
recipies I looked up had chopped shallots in there, too.

> Nice way to meet the neighbors. 

When I was a kid in a suburb, it was normal for neighbours to grap a
beer over the hedge and celebrate summer and new year together. All
homes were open for everyone that night. 
Nowadays in the city, people can die in the apartments and nobody knows
for months. There should be more of these kinds of gatherings in the
cities.

> Too bad I'm a recluse.

By choice or by nature?

Michael Nielsen

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From: Jill McQuown <jmcquown[at]bellsouth.net>
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2002 16:51:16 -0500
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Archon wrote:
> By choice or by nature?

By nature, I think.  Growing up as a military kid, moving all the time, I
never really got close to anyone.  I knew I'd be moving in another year.  It
becomes ingrained after a while.

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From: Nancy Young <qwerty[at]mail.monmouth.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2002 18:48:58 -0400
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Jill McQuown wrote:
> By nature, I think.  Growing up as a military kid, moving all the time, I
> never really got close to anyone.  I knew I'd be moving in another year.  It
> becomes ingrained after a while.

What a funny thing.  I think the worst thing the military does is move
families around.  You kinda get used to not getting used to people.
Luckily there are some people who love me and keep in touch.  Don't 
know why.  But not kids from my childhood.

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From: isabelaorosz[at]hotmail.com (isabela)
Date: 15 Sep 2002 21:43:55 -0700
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Jill McQuown wrote:
> By nature, I think.  Growing up as a military kid, moving all the time, I
> never really got close to anyone.  I knew I'd be moving in another year.  It
> becomes ingrained after a while.

Jill....i was a military kid, too.  I somehow managed to have lots of
friends....i think that all that moving around made me a better
person, too....we sure learned to adapt!  I think, too, my love of
books came from being a military child.  I could loose myself in a
book....and it didn't matter where i was!

It would have been nice, however, to have had my dad home more,
though.......isa

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From: penmart01[at]aol.como (Sheldon)
Date: 15 Sep 2002 22:06:26 GMT
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Archon writes:
>Of course, that looks great for a whipped cream lover like me!

I read that line with a whole nother meaning.

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From: Archon <sequoia[at]tiscali.dk>
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 00:11:39 +0200
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Sheldon wrote:
> I read that line with a whole nother meaning.

I bet :)

Michael Nielsen

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From: Peter Watson <peterwatson[at]netspace.net.au>
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 08:11:21 +1000
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Archon wrote:
> Approx 2 lbs Potatoes
> Approx 2 cups heavy cream
> Salt, pepper, nutmeg, basilicum
 
This is also very good with some anchovies and garlic... just pound the
anchovies and garlic into the cream. You can top with some grated parmesan
cheese. Also a pinch or two of cayenne pepper is good.


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