Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Stir-fried Potatoes, Onion, & More & Book #Giveaway from @AveryAames


 From Avery/Daryl:

By the way, I'm having a book giveaway today, so leave a comment with your email to be included. If you tweet or share on Facebook, tell me in your  comment and you'll be entered TWICE.


I had family around for quite a while after the holidays, and as always happens, the refrigerator kept getting stocked with veggies, and then we'd eat out or bring something in, and the veggies would be piling up! What to do?

Well, while I'm heavily on my Say Cheese! kick to promote DAYS OF WINE AND ROQUEFORT, of course I think about what I could make and add cheese! 


Two years ago, in one of my blogs I wrote: "Life is good; cheese makes it better." ~ Avery Aames (The quote has been picked up and shared by a number of news and cheese sites!)

So I decided to make a stir fry with all the veggies in the drawer and add cheese. Voila! Delish. We served it with a meatloaf that was scrumptious, a recipe I'll be sharing next month when I'm focusing on recipes from cookbooks, because we found that recipe in a Disney Cookbook. Fun!

Did you have a lot of family around? What was your go-to meal?



STIR-FRIED POTATOES 
and ONIONS and CHEESE


Ingredients:

(serves 6)

4-5 red potatoes, cut into 8-10 pieces each
6 green onions, diced
1 large yellow onion, diced
1 large scallion, diced
2 zucchini, diced
4 mushrooms, hulls removed, heads diced
4 tablespoons oil

½ cup to 1 cup Parmesan cheese

Directions:

Chop up your veggies and potatoes.

In a large saucepan, heat the oil over medium high heat. Toss in the green onions, yellow onions, and scallions, and sauté for about 5 minutes. Add the potatoes and sauté for about 15-20 minutes. Remember to stir and scrape any portions off the bottom of the pan.





Add the zucchini and mushrooms and stir. Then cover for about 5 minutes. Remove the cover, stir again.

Divide onto plates and top with plenty of Parmesan cheese.



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I'll be giving away your choice of one of the first four Cheese Shop mysteries or FINAL SENTENCE, the first in the Cookbook Nook mysteries.


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45 comments:

  1. We had ham for Christmas and it made for good nibbling afterwards. This stir-fry would have been a good accompaniment.

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    1. Absolutely. Perfect with ham. Do you make your own or do Honeybaked?

      Daryl / Avery

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  2. You have the best receipts on this site --all of you. Only thing better is the great mystery stories!! Ronna Lord

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    1. Thanks, Ronna. So glad you like them all. We do our best. We love food. And we love mysteries, too. :)

      Daryl / Avery

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  3. I saw the title and was so excited! FINALLY! And old German recipe I grew up with....!! I like the additions......never thought of doing that..we were always onions and potatoes...I always seem to do veggies..like what you have listed..but potatoes and onions were on their own....! Don't tell Granny!! LOL!!
    the3beersus@yahoo.com

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    1. SueAnn, I know, potatoes and onions, a great standard. But there are so many other fun things to add. Hidden to kids, too (sort of). (My lips are sealed.)

      Daryl / Avery

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  4. I am looking forward to the continuing cheese shop saga.

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    1. Thanks, Sue. I actually putting polishing touches on the 6th in the series, AS GOUDA AS DEAD. :) We writers have to keep about a year ahead.

      Daryl / Avery

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  5. I was unaware you could saute red potatoes (or maybe potatoes at all), this looks a'yummers *licks lips*

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    1. Oh, sure, GG, all potatoes can be sauté. Think hash browns. :)

      Daryl / Avery

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  6. A tasty idea. Yes, cheese does make things better!
    libbydodd@comcast.net

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    1. I agree. A little sprinkle of cheese here and there (on eggs, on rice, on toast). Yum.
      Daryl / Avery

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  7. Looks yummy, leave out the mushrooms and I am in. I make one similar to this with chicken, rice, red, green, and yellow bell peppers and cheese. I actually cook everything and the last few minutes will melt cheese in the mixture and then plate and add a little extra cheese to top Will try your recipe thanks

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    1. You can always leave out mushrooms. I used to use mushrooms as a side dish (like a potato) but then I started having a reaction to them, so now I only use them occasionally. Chicken rice and cheese. Yum! (Leave out the peppers LOL Aren't we a pair?)

      Daryl / Avery

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  8. Daryl, thank you for providing a recipe for my breadfast. All the ingredients are right here in my pantry. A couple eggs (sunnyside up) and I am good to go.

    ~ Cleo

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    1. Isn't it amazing what we have in our fridge? Enjoy breakfast!

      Hugs, Daryl / Avery

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  9. Sounds delish, except for the zucchini.

    I shared on Facebook (Laura Albert) and my e-mail is lauraalbert@hotmail.com.

    Thanks.

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    1. Thanks, Laura. You can sub out with another veggie you wish. Broccoli perhaps? You're entered twice. :)

      Daryl / Avery
      DarylWoodGerber.com

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  10. Great idea! It makes eating fried potatoes a little more virtuous :-)

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  11. This sounds very tasty, not sure if I can get the family to try it, they have an aversion to onions. I guess that just means more for me. :)
    momzillasteel@gmail.com

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    1. Once again, Debbie, you can omit the onions…but I sure wouldn't. LOL

      Daryl / Avery

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  12. This sounds tasty. We didn't have anyone over because we have a big ol' dog that really doesn't like company. No special recipes in our house. My son does the cooking and, every time he makes something, it is different. At least I don't have to cook.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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    1. Sorry the dog doesn't like company. Our new little Sparky thinks company is the best thing since applesauce!!

      Daryl /Avery

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  13. This is delightful and enticing. thanks for your wonderful posts and recipes. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. We enjoy roasted veggies and fish. Enjoyable and appealing recipes. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Petite, glas to hear it. Recipes have to sound good, don't they? :)

      Daryl / Avery

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  15. This looks really good. Yummm Shared on Facebook and Twitter

    kaye.killgore@comcast.net

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    1. Kaye, thanks. You're entered a couple of times.

      Daryl / Avery

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  16. My go to meal is chicken and broccoli casserole. Easy to make and my family love it.

    xzjh04@ gmail.com

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    1. Kiki, that sounds delicious. I make a broccoli, chicken, cheese casserole. Love it.

      Daryl / Avery

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  17. We don't have any family near us so I'm just cooking for the hubby and me. Since he likes potatoes fixed just about any way, I'll have to try this recipe. My go-to dinner is baked fish, with sides of brown rice and veggies.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  18. I usually make turkey when we have family over since we like it for leftovers and the bones can go into a pot of soup.
    sgiden (at) verizon (dot) net

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    1. Love turkey soup! Almost nothing better. All the veggies go into it. The aroma, divine!

      Daryl / Avery

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  19. I found my way to this blog via Jungle Red Writers blog and your post there today, Daryl. So glad I visited here and found this great vegetable recipe. I am definitely going to try it. Thanks.

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    1. Kathy, so glad you made it. It's hard to find all the fun blogs, isn't it! Welcome. Hope you'll revisit. Diffferent recipes even day. :) And I'll be giving away more books through March! :)

      Daryl / Avery

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  20. Thank you for the wonderful receipe. It will be a long time family favorite. I adore your books!

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    1. Thanks, Lexie. So good to hear lovely words like these. :) It's why we writers continue to write.

      Daryl / Avery

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  21. I also shared on my FB this fabulous recipe and the new about your new release.

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  22. This looks like a wonderful receipe! And I'd love to win the first book since I haven't read the others -- but they all sound great! I'm glad I found this cause I love this type of "cozy" book!
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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    1. Carolsue (cute notes in your name), thanks for chiming in. (Couldn't help myself!) I hope you'll keep coming back to the site. More books to giveaway. Always recipes!
      Daryl / Avery

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