|There's a potato under there, I promise!|
My family loves baked potato night! Sometimes I'll cook the potatoes in the crockpot but if I have time, I prefer to bake them. I coat them in a little olive oil and salt, they puff up a bit and the skin gets crunchy and yummy. As for toppings, I make the cheese sauce from our favorite Mac and Cheese recipe (doubled of course), peel and steam the stalks of broccoli I have leftover from earlier in the week, and mix them together. This reminds me of the frozen broccoli & cheese sauce from Green Giant only much better. I adore broccoli stalk. It is so sweet and tender. I used to give the kids the florets and save the stalk for myself, then one day they tasted some of mine and now I have to share! It is also a great addition to your green juices, if you are in to that sort of thing. Back to the potatoes....I heat up a can of chili, top that with more of the cheese sauce and some of the sour cream from Vegan Junk Food. A sprinkle of pepper and some Bac'n Bits and it's time to dig in! Max ended up eating 2 huge potatoes and Mia had 1. I'm going to have to start baking more if I want leftovers for lunch.