When preparing to test potential holiday recipes, I have a very short checklist that I go through when sorting recipes:
Does it have cheese?
Does it have Bacon?
Does it have potatoes?
Does it have Bacon? (Bacon is very important, obviously.)
If the answer to any of the above is “yes” then it’s a no-brainer – it goes into the “definite” stack, meaning I have to try the recipe. If the answer is “yes” to all three, then it’s a stop-the-presses situation, in which I immediately run to the store and have the oven preheating within 30 minutes.
Click here for this recipe: http://www.browneyedbaker.com/bacon-and-mushroom-potato-gratin/