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How to Baked-potato-bar properly


Before we moved into our house, I had one final book club meeting in our old apartment. There was wine as has always been standard, but I wanted to go out with a bang and so I served a baked potato bar. It was a hit as I’m sure every halfway decent baked potato bar in the history of man has been. So, I want to share with y’all a few tips on how to successfully serve this delicious treat. Also, please note my classy chalkboard sign welcoming my guest; sorry mom! 

1. Bulk cool your baked potatoes in foil in your crockpot. It makes life much simpler. 

2. Sour cream, bacon pieces, and green onions must be available. That’s the most delicious flavor combination in my humble and correct opinion.

3. Broccoli and melted cheese are another classic combination a lot of people who grew up eating Wendy’s enjoy

4. Some good chili and red onion should round out the options list for those seeking the heartiest combination available. 

The great thing about this is it’s very little work, just a lot of dirty dishes, but that is future you’s problem, so ready the potatoes and send out some invites. 

Then let me know how it went. Enjoy!


Loaded Baked Potatoes

Today was one of those days where I didn’t think anything in my kitchen could be put together and make an actual meal, but I was not in the mood to grocery shop. Josh and I are fasting sugar, alcohol, and caffeine for the month of February, so our take out options are limited (everything in America, it seems, is made with sugar). Fortunately, I found the bag of organic potatoes that I had almost forgotten about and realized I could have a loaded baked potato bar ready in an hour. So, using up my green onions that were a day away from going bad, the last 4 pieces of bacon, and a tiny wedge of cheddar, we potatoed it up for our late Saturday lunch. It’s pretty basic and self explanatory, but directions are below if you need/want them.
Olive oil
Sour cream
Cheddar cheese
Bacon pieces
Green onion

Clean potatoes
Puncture with a fork about 10 times
Drizzle EVOO & salt
Wrap in foil
Bake for an hour at 425° in the oven
Microwave bacon & chop up