And it’s that time again… Secret Recipe Club Reveal Day! (which means Secret Santa style recipe swaps – for those who don’t know)
And this month – I got Amy’s Cooking Adventures… a fellow food blogger who loves reading as much as I do… who is also a mommy (two on earth & one in heaven… this story about her little Sarah Catherine who was stillborn really made be blub BIG time…) And not only does this incredible woman do domestic goddess status with style – but she also authors TWO blogs (the other is Amy’s Confectionery Adventures – which showcases some seriously beautiful baking), wife to Hubs & stay at home mum to her 2 boys (affectionately named *dude* & *spud*), she teaches Zumba classes and still finds time to read, scrapbook & sew!
But not only is her life impressive, but so is her blog… with a whole range of yumminess, I didn’t know where to start… Well, I did… the same way you eat an elephant… one bite at a time 🙂
Recipes that had me drooling include her Rosemary Pan Bread, carrot cake cookies, and Pumpkin Banana Muffins but finally decided on her Light Zucchini & Potato Au Gratin (I substituted the bechamel sauce for cream and added bread crumb Parmesan topping. but everything else was the same)… and it was SO GOOD!
Zucchini & Potato Au Gratin
450g potatoes, peeled & thinly sliced
1 large zucchini, thinly sliced
1 and half cups of grated cheese mixed with a cup of breadcrumbs
salt & pepper to taste
- Alternate rows of zucchini & potato (salting gently between) in an ovenproof dish, with 1/2 cup of cheese and a 1/3 of the cream
- Repeat until all ingredients are used up
- Cover the dish with foil and bake for 45-60minutes at 190C until potatoes are tender
- Remove the foil and leave the top to crisp for a further 10minutes