Happy Saturday and happy party day!
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Our usual Saturday thing is to have friends over for dinner or go to their places instead. With small one it’s so much easier than trying to get a babysitting, the cost of the sitter…but I always want to make sure that I have enough time to actually chat with everyone and have the last minute clean-up down to the bare minimum.
What I usually do is make a big roast and then a couple of very easy side dishes. You already know from reading this blog that my favourite thing about a meal is a big horrah of a dessert at the end so everything truly needs to be maintenance free.
This is a favourite side dish around here as I’m able to make it early in the day (or even the day before) and simply reheat when everyone arrives.
I start with baking one potato per person and adding a couple of extra ‘for the pot’. Here are measurements for enough filling to feed; one very hungry toddler and 6 adults.
I’ve got 1/4 cup ricotta cheese…
1 cup of sourcream, 1/2 cup milk, 1 cup shredded cheddar, 1/4 cup chopped basil (or 2 tsp. dried) pepper and 1/4 tsp. nutmeg.
When my potatoes are baked I scoop out the yummy insides (add the potato flesh to your cheese mixture)and place them in a nice big baking dish that has been buttered.
Restuff the potatoes and top with another layer of cheese.
When your guest arrive reheat for 20 minutes.
I often even make extra and have these the next morning with eggs.
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Erika . . . with a K said:
Hmm this looks delicious!
Jane Craske said:
Thanks Erika! They are a hit each time I make them.
Yummy Jane…OK I need your input. Tonight we are going to a 40th birthday. I want to bring a pickin of some sort, but something different and enough for around15 people…shoot me some ideas!
Jane Craske said:
Debbie, I have two perfect ones for you and super quick. Like make them on the way to the party in the car quick:http://www.janesadventuresindinner.com/2011/06/love-on-plate-and-on-run.htmlhttp://www.janesadventuresindinner.com/2011/12/is-someone-at-door.htmlI've never had anyone turn either of these down.
Drool, drool, drool…and your pictures are GREAT! Excited to be a follower! I love to eat well, so I'm gonna browse your other posts too!