Friday, March 30, 2012
creamy potato grill packets
We gave into the extremely warm temperatures yesterday and grilled out. It was the first cook out of the season, and it's still March! Craziness. We have the air conditioning on. This is also crazy. And kind of annoying, for me. You can keep your 86 degrees. I like 60 degrees in March. I'm afraid I will be a melted puddle come July if this is a precursor to summer!
But using the weather as an excuse to grill out almost makes it worth it. We love to grill, and do it often in warm weather. I especially love it because it means Brian shares in the cooking. I'm not sure if you know this, but only men are allowed to grill. It's a law. I know, because I tried once, and I got arrested. Or something equally dramatic. I know, I just set back the woman's movement 20 years. But hello, any excuse to get my husband to pitch in for dinner is fine in my book.
Ok, now I will actually talk about the food we made! Kind of. First I just want to say that the first time I had these potatoes was right after Rowan was born and our friends Andrew and Emily came bearing a full dinner (that included these potatoes), gifts for Rowan, and toys for Fletcher. Oh! And champagne for mama! I remember the dinner so well, because it was so so unexpected and so so sweet. If you don't know what to get a new mama, take over an entire dinner and then cook it for her. She will love you forever. Anyway, Andrew is a great cook and these potatoes were so insanely delicious, I asked him for the recipe right then and there.
Ok! Now I will actually get to the MAKING of the potatoes! If you would like to grill your own amazingly creamy and cheesy potatoes, you will need the following:
4-5 waxy potatoes (I used red, but yellow, purple, or fingerlings would work)
1 medium onion
3 T fresh thyme (or rosemary, or basil, or... any favorite herb really)
3/4 c. mayonnaise
3/4 c. greek yogurt
1 1/2 c. Parmesan
pepper to taste
After you scrub your potatoes, slice them very thinly.
Enjoy all the grilling out weather! If the weather isn't warm where you are, maybe make some soup instead?