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Roll Over Betty Crocker

I'm looking for a recipe for potatoes au gratin and most of the recipes have frozen hash bowns and cream of mushroom soup. Ugghh.

I'm on week 3 of the couch to 10k program and my damn knees are hurting! It's because I'm a fat cow, I know. If this keeps up I'm going to have to start biking instead. That's fine but the time/getting in shape ratio is way slower. I shouldn't have let myself get so tubby. Hmmm, let's go back to talking about food.

I think I'm going to make some fat burritos tomorrow. And I want to try my hand at making hot sauce from scratch.

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withbutterflies
Sep. 24th, 2007 10:27 pm (UTC)
What are fat burritos?
democritus
Sep. 24th, 2007 11:09 pm (UTC)
Umm, like "phat" I guess. "Totally killer burritos" :)
withbutterflies
Sep. 24th, 2007 11:27 pm (UTC)
Well, now don't I feel dumb?
ange420
Sep. 24th, 2007 10:47 pm (UTC)
This is a good gratin recipe.
democritus
Sep. 24th, 2007 11:08 pm (UTC)
Oh thanks, I was actually going to make it with gruyere, too. From a recipe I found on FoodNetwork.com. Mmmmm cheese.
vengeant
Sep. 25th, 2007 12:33 am (UTC)
Are you running on the roads, or a track, or grass? If roads or a track, then you should try running on grass, as it's a lot easier on the knees.
democritus
Sep. 25th, 2007 03:36 pm (UTC)
Mostly on roads, some on treadmill.
crankyasanoldma
Sep. 25th, 2007 02:34 am (UTC)
Well, I know they're not gourmet food, but I fucking LOVE the potato dish made with frozen hash browns and soup. The other things in there are like an ENTIRE STICK of butter, sour cream, and cheese.
democritus
Sep. 25th, 2007 03:37 pm (UTC)
WHICH potato dish? Pretty much everything in the 70s was made with frozen hash browns and soup.
(Anonymous)
Sep. 25th, 2007 03:53 pm (UTC)
I've heard them called "Cheesy potatoes" or "Company potatoes." I swear in someone's journal a few months back someone mas marvelling at the variety of names for this dish.

It's basiclaly chopped onion, sour cream, soup, cheese, and melted butter mixed with frozen hash browns and baked in a 9X13 pan.
democritus
Sep. 25th, 2007 05:29 pm (UTC)
I bet they had Kellog's corn flakes too, lol.
seadiver
Sep. 25th, 2007 05:06 am (UTC)
I know I'm a total running noob, but how old are your shoes? My knees were hurting the next day after running only 3-4 miles. I bought new shoes and SuperFeet and it helped tons. Even if I run on back-to-back days my knees feel ok.
democritus
Sep. 25th, 2007 03:37 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I have brand new shoes. It's just from being a lard ass. :\
gardensgrey
Sep. 25th, 2007 12:59 pm (UTC)
My favorite recipe is one with whipping cream in it. Here's a similar one. Sometimes I use the Rosemary, sometimes I don't:

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups whipping cream
3/4 cup shallots - finely chopped
2 teaspoons fresh rosemary - chopped
2 teaspoons salt
3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 pounds russet potatoes - cut in 1/4" rounds
2 cups cheddar cheese - grated


Directions:
Preheat oven to 375�F. Butter 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish.

Whisk cream, shallots, rosemary, salt and pepper in medium bowl to blend. Place half of potatoes in prepared baking dish, overlapping slightly. Sprinkle with 3/4 cup cheese. Top with second layer of potatoes.

Pour cream mixture over potatoes in dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cover gratin with foil and bake 1 hour. Uncover and bake until top is golden brown and potatoes are tender, about 45 minutes longer. Let gratin cool 10 minutes before serving.
democritus
Sep. 25th, 2007 03:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
pricciar
Sep. 26th, 2007 02:12 am (UTC)
I always hurt my knees when I run. It sucks. One thing I am going to try to help things out is to run on the beach, when I get back to CA. The other thing I found that actually helped was to stretch out the Iliotibial Band and build up the thigh muscles. Not that I ever will run marathons, or anything. But, i do think both helped me run more and I am a fatty, too.

Do you run around your neighborhood? I used to do that in SB, but I am not sure the uneven pavements were good for me. Your area has much newer roads, though.

pat
democritus
Sep. 26th, 2007 04:04 am (UTC)
Yeah I usually run around my neighborhood on the asphalt. I think I'm going to stick to the treadmill mostly for a bit until I build up some better leg muscles and lose some flab though.
(Anonymous)
Sep. 26th, 2007 04:31 pm (UTC)
treadmill
good thing you didn't sell the treadmill:) -jason
democritus
Sep. 26th, 2007 04:59 pm (UTC)
Re: treadmill
I'll probably just run at the gym. If I go home, I go directly to my computer and start drinking and smoking. :)
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