The Trick to the Perfect Baked Potato is ...

The Trick to the Perfect Baked Potato

There are a hundred different ways to make a baked potato, and I feel like I have tried ALL of them! Yes, most work, some are easy, some are fancy, and some are weird. But I have found a trick to make a perfect baked potato that is easy, doesn’t make a mess, and is really, really good.

The Trick to the Perfect Baked Potato is ...

There are a hundred different ways to make a baked potato, and I feel like I have tried ALL of them! Yes, most work, some are easy, some are fancy, and some are weird. But I have found a trick that is easy, doesn’t make a mess, and is really, really good.

These potatoes are moist and fluffy inside, with a little bit of a crispy skin. They taste like potatoes. Of course, you can dress them as you like.

I refuse to call this a “Recipe” since there is really only 1 ingredient … potatoes.

Here we go …

The Perfect Baked Potato

Ingredients: Potatoes, water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

*Wash potatoes well. Prick with fork twice on each side.

*Put in a pot big enough to hold them with a few inches of headroom.

*Cover with water to 1 inch above potatoes.

*Bring to boil, keep at a boil for 15 minutes. Drain.

*Place on oven rack, not touching each other.

*Bake 30 minutes.

That’s it! Really. Now, be careful pulling them out and cutting them – they are pipy hot.

Menu Plan Monday

I haven’t been planning my meals like I should, and it has resulted in more than a couple  takeout pizza and taco nights. But, this morning, we were out of cereal, and required a trip to the store. Before I went, I asked hubby to meal plan with me, and he actually agreed! We got it done, then got 95% of what we needed for the week for about $100 … for our family of 6. Here’s the plan.

Monday: Crock Pot BBQ ribs, baked potato, corn on the cob

Tuesday: Mojo Chicken in the crock pot, black beans, yellow rice

Wednesday: Taco Pizzas

Thursday: Homemade chicken tenders, cheesy potatoes, green beans

Friday: Make Your Own Pizza

Saturday: Salisbury hamburger Meat, mashed potatoes, corn

Sunday: Spaghetti & meatballs

If you’d like to get some ideas for your own meal plan or to share what you’ve come up with, head over to www.OrgJunkie.com. So many great ideas are there!

 

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