Sunday, November 6, 2011
It is the same with cooking. Davis doesn't like to cook, but he does like to eat a fine meal. He becomes quite clever at eating well with minimal effort. When Davis was young his mother read to him a lot. One of his favorite stories was Stone Soup. As Davis grew he learned the fine art of crafting a story to fit his dietary needs. He would invite over a bunch of friends and moan pitifully as he sat in front of a big plate of snow.
"Now, if I just had some onions to flavor this snow, I could make a nice broth." Out came the dimples and the big blue eyes. Tina Elf would run back to her kitchen and grab a few choice onions.
"A few potatoes would really flavor this broth." Davis would shoot a smile at Robin Elf. Off she would go to her pantry. On and on it went with each ingredient being bought with a flash of sparkling white teeth and a swoop of his long golden, brown hair.
Soon a big bubbling pot of soup would be served all around. Here is Davis Elf's favorite recipe for Snow Soup. Just don't hang around too long when he starts talking about Filet Mignon Ice.
4 large baking potatoes
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
5 cups milk
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup diced scallions
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
Bake the potatoes at 400 degrees until tender, about 1 hour. Let cool completely and peel and cube potatoes. In a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour and salt. Stir until smooth. Gradually add milk and cook and stir until thickened. Remove from heat and add the potatoes and sour cream. Garnish with scallions, paprika and cheddar cheese, if desired. Serves 6 - 8