The Scrumptious Pumpkin

Three Things.

First thing: potatoes au gratin, as with nearly all things smothered in butter and cheese, is pretty much pure pleasure wrapped up into a casserole dish.

Second thing: France, originator of potatoes au gratin, is also pure pleasure wrapped up into…

…breathtaking countryside gardens…

…picturesque medieval towns that are a fairytale backdrop sprung to life…

…and Paris.  Somehow even more romantic under thunderous skies.

When I was in Paris a couple of years ago, I could duck out of the rain and into any café or patisserie – anywhere – and know that something warm, flaky, buttery, and unbelievably heavenly was waiting.

Third thing: I want to live in France.

But since that’s not happening any time soon, I can travel back there by recreating French-style dishes at home.

This is my Scrumptious Pumpkin (read: lighter) version of Potatoes Au Gratin. A new take on the…

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