Something wonderful happened to me today while cleaning out my closet! Through piles of decorations and baking dishes and bulk rolls of paper towels, something caught my eye: an unused Christmas present.
Now I remember convincing Santa that I needed, needed, needed the slicer attachment for my Kitchen Aid. I also remember tearing off the paper like a crazed child on Christmas morning and yelling “It’s a Christmas miracle! It’s a Christmas miracle!” (I learned years ago that people who are “fun to give gifts to”, get the most gifts…next time you get a gift, go wild. Trust me. It will pay off.) And then–the spoiled brat that I am–I stacked it in my closet and forgot all about that lovely gift.
To make it up to Santa and ensure my name wouldn’t be banned to the Naughty List this year, I thought I should do something really spectacular with it. This isn’t too far off from a classic gratin, but something about this creamy, crunchy, yummy mess is just out of this world. The rosemary is used subtly enough that it has a definite presence, but isn’t overwhelming. And gruyere cheese — I mean, come on. Nothing bad you can say about that.
Need proof? My boyfriend, bless his heart, has a palette that knows only three flavors: buffalo sauce, beer, and caramel. When I told him we were having a Gruyere and Rosemary Gratin with dinner, he rolled his eyes at my pretentiousness. But, I’ll be damned, that boy ate the whole thing and then proceeded to scrape the sides of the casserole dish. He’s a gem. 🙂
So, here you go. Fancy, shmancy, yummy, goodness.