Stuff the Spuds

How easily can you be influenced? Some of the most persuasive lobbyists whispering in my ear are my kids. They wanted to know if I was going to blog about our stuffed baked potatoes. (No kickbacks from the potato board.) So, I’ve been persuaded. With a range of family commitments and activities on our schedule, time was tight last night. We resisted temptation and drove past a host of drive-through establishments to share our evening meal at home. Dinner? Stuffed spuds. Keep these items (and your crisper favorites) at the ready and the kids can fashion their own creations.

Baker potatoes, broccoli crowns, shredded cheese, goat cheese, sour cream, butter, tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach leaves, scallions. Bake, stuff, savor.




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