A weekend end in the driftless using noting but a tenkara rod and a handful of flies! The star of the show is none other that Corey! First time editing using the GoPro.
I made this delicious recipe for our Easter dinner this year. The oven in our house is small, so it becomes a challenge when we have multiple items that need to be baked. Well, that is a great excuse for me to get out the dutch oven. To be honest, I never need an excuse to get out the dutch oven! I baked the potatoes in my 10" dutch. I have two dutch ovens in my arsenal, a 10" and a 12". The 12" dutch has been with me for 34 years. The 10" has been a recent purchase and I am sure it will be my side until the day I can longer cook and pass it on to one of my sons. The original recipe is from one of my favorite sites, Every Day Dutch Oven. I modified the original recipe slightly because that is the way I roll.
I used 10 briquettes in a ring around the bottom and 24 on the lid. After 45 minutes I sprinkled on the final layer of cheese and in less then 10 minutes they were golden brown. The cream does not separate while cooking and if you let them sit in your oven for 15-20 minutes the last of the liquid will be absorbed into the soft, dreamy potato layers.
Iron Scalloped Potatoes
1 shallot, minced
2 large clove garlic minced
3 Tbs butter, melted
1 1/2 cups whipping cream
1 1/4 cups whole milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Bacon - just because. Cooked and crumbled
2 1/2 pounds red potatoes, unpeeled and cut into 1/8 inch slices
1 cup shredded Gruyere OR Swiss cheese
1 cup of Sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Lightly oil or spray dutch oven. I use a mandolin to cut the potatoes in even slices. It is not necessary though.
Layer potatoes in bottom of prepared oven. As you layer the potatoes, sprinkle in the garlic and shallots and bacon.
Mix melted butter, whipping cream, milk, salt and pepper in medium bowl.
Pour over layered potatoes.
Prepare your coals.
Cover and bake for 40-45 minutes or until potatoes are tender when tested with a knife.
Mix cheese together,sprinkle on cheese mixture.
After 45 minutes, add cheese mixture and bake for 5-10 minutes or until cheese has browned and is melted.
If there are any ham leftovers ( I freeze the bone for split pea soup), dice and add to potatoes for a great left over meal!
Orange Racer for my buddy Erik Helm. This is a long overdue painting. Erik's mom was a painter and since her passing Erik gave me a number of her old sketch books. I am extremely grateful and honored to posses her old sketch book. This painting is the least I can do to repay you Erik!
Just trying out the time lapse function on the GoPRO. Looking forward to a lot of experimentation with fishing and painting videos this Spring and Summer. It is fun to watch the moon orbit in the upper left hand corner.
Just picked up the Spring 2015 Edition of Fly Fusion Magazine. The "FlyShop" Painting was used in Jim McLennan's Water Marks article. It is always fun to produce work for Fly Fusion!
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Small Works - Green Butt Skunk 7" x 5" Pen and Gouache on oatmeal paper.
This is the first in a series of smaller originals that will be available. They will be smaller in size and usually sketches or color studies that I have created for larger paintings or illustrations.
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Welcome to the new Jeff Kennedy Studio site and blog. I created a link to the old Drawing Flies 365 blog on the home page for those who still want to visit the archives there. This new site will make it easier to purchase originals, prints, Tooltotes and any new items that appear. Enjoy and check back often!