With all the work I have going on around here I have taken to simple meals quite often. But simple doesn’t have to mean blah does it?
If it wasn’t for chicken wings and bacon M could be a vegetarian so I often make meatless simple dinners. Not too long ago I was pretty strapped for time so I popped a couple baked potatoes in the oven and went back to me desk; i.e. the comfy chair and my laptop! At this point I had no idea what I was making for dinner I just knew I had baked potatoes. While finishing a few things I decided I wanted something comforting and cheesy, it’s cold around here! So I decided on baked stuffed potatoes and a simple salad.
2 Medium to large baked potatoes
1/4 to 1/2 cup sour cream (depending on the amount of potatoes)
3-4 Strips crispy bacon broken in small pieces (omit for vegetarian or use soy bacon)
1/4 cup chives sliced
1/2 to 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or any cheese you like)
Salt and Pepper to taste
Once the potatoes have cooled gently slice off the tops and even more gently scoop out most of the potato leaving enough of a border around the skins so they don’t fall apart. Mash up the insides and tops with the sour cream, bacon, 2/3 of the chives, 1/3 of the cheese and season to taste. Fill potato shells with the mixture making sure to mound it nicely and top with the remaining cheese. Place back in the oven or broiler just until the cheese is melty and slightly browned on top. Garnish with the left over chives and serve up with a nice fresh salad! Easy enough; really you can put whatever you like in them just beware of too much liquid like milk,cream, or even the sour cream the last thing you want are runny or mushy potatoes!