With a bunch of busy ladies, there's always bound to be a glitch. It's not if, it's when. So, our friend Stacy has been on the receiving end more than once. And, as Stacy always is, she's been incredibly gracious. THANK YOU STACY!!! So, as you may have guessed, Stacy is this month's Blogger C.L.U.E. orphan. When I found out, I jumped at the opportunity to once again make something from her blog. The fact that I love her blog is no surprise to anyone, I'm sure. I've prattled on about her muffins and loads of other yummy dishes.
This month our word was celebration. Now, even though you may not think of this dish as celebratory, I do. Why? Well, we've had a bit of challenge in our lives recently. And, spending an evening home with just my hubby is reason for celebration. And, this is exactly the kind of comfort food with which we love to celebrate those wonderful evenings home.
Tartiflette. Stacy made this in honor of her time in France and in remembrance of those murdered in the terrorist shootings. She picked such a quintessentially French dish. And, strangely enough, one I'd never heard of. Now, we make an amazing dish that's layered potatoes, cabbage, bacon and cheese. Here's the link to that: Bacon Cabbage Potato Torte. This is similar but different. Brie cheese versus extra sharp cheddar. Onions versus cabbage. One layer of potatoes versus three.
We got home from yet another wild day at the office. Seven appointments today. Six each of the next two days. Missing our right hand woman who's out for a couple of months getting her knee replaced. Dealing with major changes to Social Security that'll cause us to have to redo a couple hundred plans. Dealing with several clients who've been offered early retirements. Taking over the care of some relatives who have had a rough row to hoe thanks to another relative taking advantage of them. Yeah, you might say I am looking forward to a nap on Christmas day!!! Because that will be my only opportunity and it will happen. I had a list. Prep for a dinner party on Friday. Make and freeze chicken green bean casseroles. Make Giada's Asian chicken salad for lunches tomorrow and Friday. De-fat then freeze the chicken stock I made on Sunday. Finish cleaning up the kitchen after Monday's dinner party. I'd pretty much decided it was a pizza kind of an evening. Then, I found out Stacy was orphaned. And, I added to my list. Tartiflette. Doesn't the name just make you smile? Me too. So, as I was doing everything else, I halved some potatoes and tossed them in boiling water. Bacon got chunked up and tossed in a big skillet. Then, the bacon got drained and onions went into the skillet. Once those were happy, white wine got added. Then, when the white wine had cooked in, half the onions got pulled out and half the bacon added back in. The drained and sliced potatoes were added topped with the balance of the onions and the bacon. Then, on top of that a veritable bounty of brie cheese. The huge wheel I'd bought for one of the Christmas Eve appetizers. Enough that both Connie and I looked at all of that cheese and said maybe, just maybe that was over the top. It was indeed. But, it was so daggone good that I'd do it again tomorrow. Then, everything got put in the oven for thirty minutes. So the cheese could melt into the potatoes and bacon and onion. So it would get ooey, gooey wonderful!!!
Here's the link to the recipe on Stacy's blog: Tartiflette. While you're there, please take a look around. Stacy really has some of the best food around. I ALWAYS find something I love on her blog. But, I do think this one takes the cake! Thanks Stacy!!!
Here are the dishes from my other Blogger CLUE friends:
- A Savory Cheesecake by Wendy from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Almond Shortbread Cookies by Lisa from Authentic Suburban Gourmet
- Black Forest Trifle by Rebekah from Making Miracles
- Blueberry Lemon Bars by Anna from annaDishes
- Bourbon Apricot Meatballs by Christiane from Taking on Magazines
- Cheesy Garlic Blooming Loaf by Christy from Confessions of a Culinary Diva
- Cookie Dough Cheese Ball by Liz from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Handcrafted Baileys Irish Cream by Debra from Eliot's Eats
- Henri's Tastee Dressing by Kate from Kate's Kitchen
- Homemade Onion Rosemary Bread by Kim from Liv Life
- Italian Anisette Cookies by Sue from A Palatable Pastime
- Party Meatballs by Azmina from Lawyer Loves Lunch
- San Permis Sparkling Cocktail by Stacy from Food Lust People Love
- Tartiflette by Kate from Kate's Kitchen (will be live later tonight)
- The Randy Reindeer by Kathy from A Spoonful of Thyme
- White Chocolate Chip Cookie Souffles by Lauren from Sew You Think You Can Cook