Friday, December 11, 2009

Potato Salad

Mark and his parents have been painting our new house each weekend, and since I can't help (someone's gotta look after baby Henry!), I bring them lunch! Today I brought them potato salad (along with some other things).  It's super yummy and the recipe is from my mom!

  • ~3 lbs potatoes
  • 6 hard boiled eggs
  • 1-2 celery stalks finely chopped
  • 1/2 brown onion finely chopped
  • 2 cups mayo (Hellman's is a MUST! Thank god they have it in Australia!)
  • salt, pepper
  • paprika
What you do:
  1. Cube the potatoes and boil the potatoes and eggs (together or separately, it's up to you).  Chop up the eggs.
  2.   Chop up the celery and onion.
  3. Mix everything together, refrigerate, and enjoy whenever it is cold!

Monday, December 7, 2009

drunk chicken legs

Wow, I discovered this recipe on tastespotting and it is a real winner!  Very VERY yummy!  Definitely a keeper!
  • 1.3 kg chicken legs (drumsticks and thighs)
  • 2 big carrots
  • 2 big onions
  • ~400 g mushrooms (I only used 200g and it was perfect)
  • 200 ml white wine
and spices
  • 4 tbsp tomato paste (about 150 g)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • half a bundle of fresh parsley leaves
  • salt & pepper
  • dried oregano

  1. Half the carrots lengthwise, then slice them. Finely chop onions. Dice the mushrooms. Finely chop garlic and parsley. 
  2. Sprinkle meat with salt, and fry in a pan to get the meat golden from all sides.
  3. In a big pot, add onions and carrots, and saute until vegetables get soften, adding about 250 ml of water gradually. Put the meat and garlic in, pour with 500 ml of water, and cook covered over low heat for about 45 mins.
  4. Stir in tomato paste and parsley.  Add other spices to taste. Let it simmer for a bit and then add the mushrooms and wine and simmer for about 20 mins, until meat fall of the bones. Serve with mashed potatoes!