Friday, June 29, 2012

Easiest Side Ever

For real.

And while I'm sure almost all you have heard of this ingenious way to cook baked potatoes, I had to share anyway....just in case even 1 of you hasn't heard.

We eat a lot of them around here. The girls love them, they're cheap to buy, and they are a healthy option.

It's a win all the way around.

Well, I guess adding some toppings might take the healthy factor down a tad, but a potato without butter DOESN'T MAKE SENSE, right?

So anyway. Pop your potatoes in the crockpot (wrapped and poked with a fork), and let them cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.

That's it. It's magical.

It is so great to have a side for dinner that I don't have to prep an hour before. Amen?

Cause, you know, pre-dinner time might also be a crazy time in this neck of the woods.

Just thought I'd share this little idea that has blessed my kitchen :).

Enjoy the weekend!


Mama D’s Dozen said...

Seriously ???

I am a Mama of Many . . .

we love potatoes (and they're cheap) . . .

we love our BIG crock pot . . .

but I have NEVER heard of cooking baked potatoes in the crock pot.


:) :) :)

Clever Blonde -Donna G said...

Here's number 2 that didn't know. We just decided last night that we'd have these for Sunday night dinner. What a great combination, they'll be cooked when we arrive home from church. And this is a cheaper way to cook than the old oven which uses loads more electricity. We have a carbon tax starting tomorrow...

Clever Blonde -Donna G said...

Thank you for sharing

Nikki said...

What a great idea! And you don't have to get the grill going early or turn on the oven when it's almost 100 degrees outside. What a great idea! (Oh, I already said that.) Thanks!