Random Ramblings: { TWICE BAKED POTATOES } : recipe

Thursday, November 22, 2012

{ TWICE BAKED POTATOES } : recipe

I cannot believe that as I sit here and write this, tomorrow is Thanksgiving.
Well if you really want to get technical, today is already Thanksgiving since it is 12:01am already. 

 That is just crazy to me.  Where in the heck did this year go already?  But I am ready for the year to be over and have a fresh new start to the new year.  This year hasn't been too horrible, but we have had a lot going on and it will be nice to have an end to some of them and have a new year to start fresh with. 


         
                                                     Over the summer Jacob's brother and his girlfriend came over and they made dinner at our house.  Trey (his girlfriend) made some twice baked potatoes.  I had never had them before and now I am hooked on them.  So I thought it would be fun to share the recipe with you.
They are super easy and you only need a few ingredients to make them.
INGREDIENTS
potoatoes
sour cream
butter
bacon
shredded cheese
INSTRUCTIONS

First bake your potatoes in the oven just like if you were having them for regular baked potatoes. 
While the potatoes are in cooking, cook the the bacon. 
Take the raw bacon and cut it into little pieces.  Then cook it in a pan until it is crispy.  Put the cooked bacon on a paper towel to drain until you are ready to use it. 
When they are done, unwrap them from the foil and let them cool for a bit. Be careful because they will be very hot. 
Cut them in half. 
Scoop out the potatoe and try not to rip the skin.  Leave enough in there so that they can stay together.  They will be like little potatoe bowls. 
All the potatoes that you scooped out, put into a bowl. 
Add some butter .  The potatotes should be hot enough still that the butter will melt. The amount is just to your preference. 
Add some sour cream.  This really just depends on the amount of potatoes that you used.  I just added some and then mixed it all together. You want a creamy like texture, but not runny and not dry either. 
Add a few sprinkles of the shredded cheese to the mix too. 
Add a little salt too if you want. 
Mix well. 

Now take the creamy mixture and refill the potatoe bowls. Fill them pretty full. You will have plenty of mixture. 
Top with a little more shredded cheese.
Then sprinkle on the crumbled bacon.
Put them back in the oven and let them cook for a few minutes.  Long enough to melt the cheese on top.


Then enjoy. 
Let me tell you they are SO good! 
I am so glad Trey showed me how to make these. I think I might have to make them again soon just writing about them is making me really want some.  
You can add onions on top too, but we don't like onions in this house like that so we left those out of this recipe. 
You could add some dry ranch seasoning to the mix too, and that would probably be real good too.  We like to dip ours in ranch sometimes too, which is really yummy as well. 
Let me know if you try either of these recipes. 
I tell you , you won't be disappointed in either one. 

Tonight I prepped Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake for our Thanksgiving breakfast. I made it last year and the kids loved it, so I want to make it our traditional Thanksgiving Day breakfast.  I have  Christmas morning breakfast, so why not have a Thanksgiving Day breakfast too.  

It is a recipe I found on none other than pinterest.  If you want to try it you can find the recipe HERE on my blog from last year. 

~ N I C O L E



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