Monday, December 3, 2012

Disney Junior Scalloped potatos

It's been a while since I have posted anything.
Not because I've not had anything to write about. I have.
I've interviewed and gotten a new job. So I now have 2 1/2 jobs not including Mom.
It's all good. I still have time to spend with Ella, and being a real live music teacher (not just private lessons) is super fun.
A shit ton of work, but fun. When I got the job it was sort of like when Broadway called that one time. Exciting and terrifying all at the same time.
I digress.
Because of our busy schedule I've tried to stock the freezer with all things tasty for dinner. But I don't defrost every night, because sometimes I figure out short cuts to super yummy things that will take you only a 15 minute episode of Mickey, Doc, or Jake and the Neverland Pirates to make.

This will be my first blog post with actual recipes. I've avoided this in the past because I think it's sort of over done in the mommy blog-sphere. But maybe I have a different point of view....

I'm not crunchy enough to keep chickens. We don't live in the suburbs. I think it would be looked down upon to keep them on the fire escape. AND I let my kid watch TV, and don't apologize for it. She doesn't watch it all the time, and she knows how to play by herself, dance, and color, we just like TV, and there are some pretty darn good shows out there these days. 

I also let her have sweets occasionally. Mostly stuff I've made, or we have made together, but she gets sugar sometimes, she's not addicted to it. It doesn't make her act like a lunatic. It doesn't keep her from eating her broccoli.
Yep! I've outed myself.

Here is the recipe for Disney Junior Scalloped potatoes for two. You could add more potatoes and make it for 3 or 4

2 medium red skinned potatos
Shredded mexican blend cheese
Smoked Spanish Paprika (to taste, a sprinkle per layer)
Salt and Pepper
Panko Bread crumbs
Cooking Spray
Olive Oil

Peal (or not) the potatoes and slice thinly.  Spray individual ramikens with cooking spray. Layer the potato slices with the cheese in the ramikens adding salt, pepper and paprika as you layer. Toast the panko in a skillet with a small amount of olive oil till golden brown. When you have finished the layers of potato and cheese, pour a small amount of milk in the ramiken, just enough to keep everything moist in the oven. Sprinkle panko over the top, and bake until cooked through and bubbly about 20 min covered, and 25 min. Uncovered at 350*.

The handy thing. And what I did. Was let Ella watch an episode of Mickey this morning while I put these together and then I pop them in the fridge to bake off later this evening before dinner. They will go along with the turkey breast that I cooked yesterday wrapped in bacon and seasoned with Herbs d'Provence.
With Salad, not bad for a Monday night.

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