Sunday, March 28, 2010

Twice Baked Mashed Potatoes

So this may be a no brainer for most people, but it was something I had never made before, and it actually turned out to be pretty good and it was really fast and easy which is always a big plus for me.

For dinner today I had planned on having baked potatoes. They however were not cooperating, and were taking forever to bake and I just did not have that kind of time! So my initial thought was to just make them into twice baked potatoes.

Well that idea also didn't pan out, because I realized that I had wrapped the potatoes in tinfoil to bake them, so the skins were not going to be crispy like they needed to be. I decided then to just make them into mashed potatoes but Chris came up with an even better idea. Twice Baked Mashed Potatoes.

I took the 3/4 baked potatoes and cut them up into pieces with the skins still on them. I put them in a bowl and then added butter, milk, salt and cheese. I then mixed it all up together and served them with bacon bits on top. My kids LOVED them and Chris and I thought they were yummy too.

I'm not exactly sure how well I liked having the skins in my mashed potatoes, I am kind of picky about my mashed potatoes so if I make them again, which according to my kids I will, I may leave them out next time, but other than that it was really fast, and really easy and whenever my entire family eats something, I can happily say it was also a success!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Wow! So it has seriously been 7 months since anyone posted anything on here!

I have somewhat of an excuse. Chris has been doing the Atkins diet for the past several months, so I really don't cook anything!

Last night I did steak salads, basically taco salads with steak in them, but I did do one thing different. I actually made the Guacamole. Chris' mom makes homemade guacamole all the time, so I called her and asked her how to do it. It was so easy and was actually so good that I figured I would pass it on.


2-3 Avocado's peeled, pitted and smashed.

1/4 cup Mayo

1/4 tsp. Onion salt

1/4 tsp. Seasoning salt - whichever one you normally use on things.

1/2 tsp. lemon or lime juice. I used lemon juice because that's what I had, but Anne uses lime juice. I couldn't tell a difference. :)

1/4 tsp. Garlic salt. You could use the real stuff if you like garlic chunks, but I don't really.

I stuck everything in my mini chopper and chopped/mixed it all up and there ya have it! Homemade Guacamole!