My self-inflicted (’cause I’m uncoordinated) mandolin wound is healing nicely. I decided it was time to get back into the kitchen again, but this time with some less vicious kitchen gadgetry. I am pleased to report no further injuries!
I thought it important to start out small. The Confluent Boyfriend grilled up what turned out to be the thinnest NY Strip steaks I have ever seen while I busted out my food mill.
I sauteed up one shallot, one clove of elephant garlic, and some crimini mushrooms in some butter. I set those aside along with a tablespoon of fresh chopped dill. I combined 1/2 of the shallot, 1/2 of the garlic and some boiled redskin potatoes to make some awesome mashed potatoes.. well.. they became awesome about the time that I added butter, cream, and seasoning.. but up until that point, they were some of the greatest unseasoned mashed potatoes known to man.
I wilted some baby kale and seasoned vigorously. I tossed in the afore mentioned mushrooms, the remaining garlic, and the shallots.
With dinner preparations complete, we sat down to: