Leek, leek rhymes with weak

 I know these aren't leeks but I treated them like leeks and the Game of Thrones reference wouldn't work with onions.  Used the recipe from Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything.  Saute in a little olive oil and salt til browned on each side.  Add one half cup of red wine and some thyme sprigs, cover and braise for ~5 minutes.

Add a squeeze of lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.

Next time remember to check your table for stability.

And totally off topic, another recipe for a potato salad that we plan to take to the river for our picnic today.  It's going to be 85 degrees here today.  Jealous?  You will have the last laugh when it's 105 in June.

Fingerling potato salad

1 lb fingerling potatoes-boil until tender and allow to cool completely

3 stalks celery, chopped into 1/4" dice

1 cup plain yogurt (I used Bulgarian style)

1 tsp dried mustard

2 TBS chopped fresh dill

2 TBS sherry wine vinegar

1 TBS sugar

3 scallions, sliced thin

salt/pepper

Whisk all ingredients except potatoes and celery together.  Adjust seasonings.  Add potatoes and celery and toss.  If you are feeling decadent, you can crumble some bacon in just prior to serving.