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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

More Pottery

We had another Raku firing yesterday. This is a red hot pot heading into the smoker.

Getting the lids on the smoking pots.

And the big reward, scalloped potatoes, glazed ham and garden lettuce. This dish of scalloped potatoes was the best I ever made. Actually, daughter Cherie and I made them together.
We thinly sliced potatoes and onions (lots of them because we are all potato lovers around here), and then boiled them until they were half cooked. Meanwhile we made a lot of fairly thick white sauce. I grated some mozzarella cheese and a bit of cheddar. We layered sauce, potato-onion mixture and cheese until it was all used up, ending with the white sauce. We popped it in the oven for about an hour, although it was cooked a bit sooner. We had to time it for when the Raku was done. Sometimes I add a little bit of Feta but I forgot. I also sometimes sprinkle Parmesan on at the end but forgot that too. It didn't suffer from lacking either one. I don't think there's any better combination than ham and scalloped potatoes.


Lazy Gal Tonya said...

yummy. what a wonderful day.

Clare said...

Gratin Dauphinose - or Joyce's variation of - yum!

Lise said...

Looks like someone is very busy creating,,,umm also meal look nummy...I'm looking forward in seeing some more pics ... and this look like fun too. Of course reading your blog is always fun.

Myra said...

I am with you on that thought! Nothing like ham and scalloped potatoes!!! One of our favorites around here.
Your firing is very interesting...I must snoop through more of your blog to get more info on that!
Happy stitchings! 8-)

Exuberant Color said...

I love scalloped potates and ham too and especially with cheese in it. I haven't made any since my husband left (14 years). Maybe I need to.

cher said...

yummy potatoes...always a hit at our house too. I think your bag looks fine the way it is-that is my two cents. enjoy the show-will look forward to the photos

meggie said...

Yum! Love scalloped potatoes too. We also love our spuds here. Ham is also a favourite.
Raku firings must be rather exciting.