Cooking in the rain!
Originally uploaded by lools.
It's been raining heavily in Manhattan since this afternoon. Sixth Avenue is jammed and I can hardly see the Empire State Building. What perfect conditions to avoid the cacophony outdoors and start Thanksgiving preparations at home. Besides, I'd rather be cooking than doing anything else on a cold, rainy day ;)
But we're not actually hosting family or friends tomorrow for a big meal so there's no cooking that needs to be done. I turn on Food TV and watch Paul Dean's Home Cooking show instead.
Paula's Oven Roasted Red Potatoes with Rosemary and Garlic sounds like just the dish I'd make if I were actually in the kitchen today:
1 1/2 pounds small new red potatoes (about 15), scrubbed and dried
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
4 to 6 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon fresh or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Pare a narrow strip of peel from the middle of each potato. In a large bowl mix the oil, garlic, and rosemary; add the potatoes and toss well. Transfer the potatoes to a shallow baking pan and roast until potatoes are tender when tested with the tip of a knife. Serve hot.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!