Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Computerless and purple

I'm out a computer this week (because This One is out a computer and therefore needs to work on the laptop I've been borrowing from him since mine started making scary black kernel-panic screens every time you type the letter "L"...)

As far as cooking goes, we made the purple potatoes from our CSA last night. I was expecting the color to fade once they were peeled and cooked...but no, they made totally lavender mashed potatoes (with goat cheese, bien sur!) He said the purpleness was a good thing in his book, but I thought they were kind of weird. Served them under juicy shoulder-blade lamb chops, which are definitely a rugged cut. They're less than half the price of loin chops, though, which is great if you're willing to deal with dissecting them. Not really dinner-party material, but delicious with a nice glass of red wine.

4 comments:

AnticiPlate said...

mmmm! I might have to make these purple potatoes with goat cheese. Sounds delicious. Maybe with prosciutto wrapped chicken and swiss chard with golden raisins? You have inspired me for dinner.

maggie said...

that sounds like a great combo!

AnticiPlate said...

So, I made the dinner last night, inspired by you. My husband could not get over the fact that the potatoes were PURPLE, so tonight I might make a version where I just use baby yukons. I sauteed shallots and thyme in some salted butter, added 2% milk, and lots of goat cheese. It was delicious. Thanks again!

Rebecca said...

hope the laptop gets fixed soon--can't wait for more!