20 March 2011

the first day of spring

Oh the weather outside is frightful
but they fire is so delightful - what?? 
The calendar said it was the first day of spring,
yet the outside said otherwise!
Oh, I wanted to see this outside my window this morning :

This is what I saw instead:
 A glorious rainy stormy day!

No problem - rainy day sundays are alright with me.
 In honor of the first day of spring and this glorious rainy day, I made a dish of
Spring Braised Leeks for brunch, they will go 
along side poached eggs,  ham steaks and toast!
Have a beautiful,  peaceful  any yummy Sunday!

leeks ready for the oven

Spring Braised Leeks

3 leeks 
unsalted butter
chicken or vegetable stock
salt and pepper

Clean the leeks well and pat dry.  Split the leeks down the middle.  Cut each half into thirds and place in a shallow baking dish.  Dot the leeks with generous pieces of butter.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper and pour stock around the leeks - about a 1/2 cup. 

Bake  at 375* covered for 20 minutes , take the cover off and bake until the leeks have soften - about an additional 20 minutes.
leeks fresh out  of the oven

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