Thursday, May 29, 2014
Last summer we started letting the kids pick out their own meal, once a week on a rotating basis. They have a tendency to pick the same things over and over so I wanted to be able to pick some of the meals also - you know how I like to shake it up a bit every week with something new! I gave them a cookbook that I had gotten at a book fair and let them choose recipes from there as well. Brody found this super cute recipe and we made it up one night. They turned out really fun and the kids enjoyed them, even though they didn't eat all the "add-ons" - at least they ate the potatoes!
(recipe found in Mama and Me Cookbook)
4 baking potatoes
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup grated cheese
2 tablespoons butter
Wash potatoes and pat them dry. Prick the skins with a fork and put the potatoes on a baking sheet. Brush them all over with oil. Bake the potatoes until they are soft. Remove from oven and let cool until you are able to handle them. Cut the tops off and carefully scoop out the centers. Mash the soft centers with butter, milk, 3/4 of the cheese, salt and pepper. Then put the mixture back into the potato skins. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on the potatoes and cook under the broil for a few minutes until golden,. Make a nose and whiskers with half a tomato held in place with a toothpick and chives tucked behind it. Finish decorating with raisin eyes, radish ears and green onion tails.