Cauliflower au Gratin

Cauliflower au Gratin

Cauliflower au Gratin: Can Cauliflower get any better? Easy dish for a holiday dinner to dress up a pork chop or ham meal

So I always wonder how the winter is going for everyone – we’re going to be up to 58 tomorrow but I’m bummed because it’s supposed to rain. But it was supposed to snow, so we’re lucky for this heat wave. Then down to 15 degrees by the end of the week.

Cauliflower au Gratin

Cauliflower au Gratin – simple enough and oh so scrumptious!

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Chicken Pot Pie - top with biscuit, pie crust, potatoes or puff pastry

Chicken Pot Pie like you WISH your Grandma made!

not to "dis" grandma, but this is outstanding!!

I originally posted this Chicken Pot Pie in November of 2011, one of my very first posts! Today, as I made it again, I updated with new photos. That night, I had been looking at Time’s Money Issue and became sidetracked. Pretty soon, I was clicking on one link after another; you know how that goes, right?

Chicken Pot Pie - top with biscuit, pie crust, potatoes or puff pastry

Chicken Pot Pie like you Wish your Grandma made! Tender, flaky crust, gorgeous vegetables and a gravy out of this world!

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Country Souffle

Simple Country Souffle – From Anything

If you’ve thought a Souffle was a fancy dish, the bastion of a master chef, think again. I was charmed by this simple recipe from my Grandmother’s 1917 cook book. Not as tall or high rising as a fancy souffle, this is a simple, country souffle and is absolutely delicious. No stress and worry free, a souffle like this is right at home at breakfast, brunch or as a simple side.

Country Souffle

Simple Country Souffle from Anything!

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Chicken Cordon Bleu – Naked & Deconstructed . $2.88

Super easy casserole with all the flavor of chicken cordon bleu!

Ha – I got your attention with that “naked” huh? 🙂 This is a dish I’ve been running into here and there. All the marvelous flavor of Chicken Cordon Bleu, none of the hassle. Here’s mine: Chicken, Ham, a Swiss Mornay, a touch of Sherry and the most marvelous Herbed Bread Crumbs. My only regret? Not making this sooner.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Deconstructed, piping hot from the oven.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Deconstructed, piping hot from the oven.

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Eggs Florentine with Sliced Tomatoes

I was watching Ann Burrell the other day “The Best Thing I Ever Made,” a Food Network show – she turned out an Eggs Flameco that looked marvelous – that recipe, though, reminded me of another old favorite, and a much healthier one: Eggs Florentine.

Eggs Florentine - poached eggs blanketed by a cheesy sauce on top a bed of flavorful spinach

Eggs Florentine – poached eggs blanketed by a cheesy sauce on top a bed of flavorful spinach

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Elegant Mushroom Lemon Basil Soup http://frugalhausfrau.com/2012/04/18/elegant-wild-rice-soup/

Elegant Mushroom Lemon Basil Soup with Wild Rice

This isn't your typical wild rice soup - There is just something about this soup that is almost haunting. It is reminiscent of a Greek soup with the lemon and basil flavors.

There is just something about this soup that is almost haunting. It is reminiscent of a Greek soup, yet the wild rice is clearly not a flavor normally found in the classic Greek soups. Just a lovely conglomeration of different flavors from around the globe (like so many of us are…) Easy, too.

Elegant Mushroom Lemon Basil Soup http://frugalhausfrau.com/2012/04/18/elegant-wild-rice-soup/

Elegant Mushroom Lemon Basil Soup http://frugalhausfrau.com/2012/04/18/elegant-wild-rice-soup/

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Light Hot Brown Sandwiches, with Buffet Style Oven Baked Bacon

Light Hot Browns

I truly do think the leftovers are the best part of any Holiday dinner, and here’s one of my favorite ways to use them. While traditionally made with turkey, Hot Browns are great made with either turkey or ham. As a matter of fact, when I make Hot Browns, I can usually count on an extra teenager or two hanging around until dinner is served. That’s ok with me – I’d rather have them at my house!

Light Hot Browns

Light Hot Browns

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Turkey Tetrazzini

Turkey Tetrazzini, a creamy casserole of turkey, mushrooms, sherry and pasta is like a little black dress; it never really goes out of style. Developed by a chef for a favorite Opera singer, the name Tetrazzini, is exotic, but the flavors are familiar and it is always a crowd pleaser.

Turkey Tetrazzini - this one made with a home-made white sauce instead of soup

Turkey Tetrazzini – this one made with a home-made white sauce instead of soup

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