Leftover vegetables gratin

I had a bunch of leftover vegetables from the last week of cooking and a chicken. The chicken got salt and pepper, and my mother’s recipe for roast chicken: open oven, insert chicken. The vegetables took more work.

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The usual suspects, dried cayenne chilies, garlic and olive oil to start.

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Then onions and mushrooms…

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Then the rest, carrots, parsnips, turnips, and Brussels sprouts.

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Salt and pepper, then a cover to get them all hot.

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Then into the gratin dish.

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And something to go on top to turn brown…

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Ready for the oven.

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45 minutes later (I covered it with foil for the first 20 minutes.)

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Wish that there were a few strips of bacon on the leftover list… but still pretty yummy!

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David Gingrass is a food and beverage operations professional with a career spanning more than three decades. His fascination with and love for food, wine and entertaining allows him to view his work as both a vocation and an avocation. Gingrass graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York then cooked in the Bay Area for two years before landing a job at Wolfgang Puck’s original Spago Restaurant in West Hollywood. There he learned to make the signature breads and sausages that he became known for at Postrio and Hawthorne Lane. He was soon promoted to kitchen manager and managed the operational and expense control aspects of Puck’s iconic restaurant for the next four years. Gingrass returned to San Francisco in 1989 when Puck tapped him and his then-wife Anne to open Postrio, Puck’s third restaurant and his first outside of Los Angeles. Postrio opened to rave reviews and soon became the #1 popular Bay Area restaurant in the prestigious Zagat survey. Five and a half years later, the opportunity to open a restaurant of his own presented itself. Hawthorne Lane opened in 1995 and was a San Francisco dining institution for over twelve years, catering to the likes of Julia Child, Jacques Pepin, Mayor Willie Brown, James Carville, President Clinton and First Lady Hilary Clinton. He closed Hawthorne Lane at the end of its fifteen-year lease in 2009 to build a consulting practice for the hospitality industry, sharing his wealth of culinary and operational experiences with new and existing restaurants, assisting them to become successful and profitable.