To go with these broth-braised potatoes, I made broccoli and pulled out some leftovers from Christmas Eve. This was my first year hosting Christmas Eve. We had gougeres as an appetizer, pumpkin soup as a first course, and then I served lemon focaccia, slow roasted salmon, chicken with figs, artichoke torte, and braised cabbage with apples. After the main course we had my favorite salad (a Canal House one with blood orange and hearts of palm) with cheese, and then fruit cake, pumpkin pie, and Buche de Noel (I didn't make the last two desserts!). We've finally managed to eat most of the leftovers, but I still had some artichoke torte and chicken in the freezer, so they made a perfect easy dinner. As for the potatoes, we definitely liked them, but I didn't think they were that much better than my typical boiled potatoes with salt, pepper, and butter. I don't make potatoes as often as I'd like to, though, so it's always nice to have a reminder to make them.
|Boiled potatoes and leftovers|
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I also made a couple of other Dorie recipes this week. On Sunday night, I made the Pumpkin-Gorgonzola Flans to go with my fresh baked bread (White Loaves for Tuesday's with Dorie) and salad. In November I bought two pumpkins, roasted them, and put the flesh through a food mill (which was quite a mess), but I ended up just freezing the pumpkin when I ran out of time to make pie. This was a perfect reason to pull the pumpkin out of the freezer. We both loved the flan.
|Not quite as pretty as Dorie's|
|B'Stilla and my favorite salad|
|Broccoli and omelet|