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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

SPUDS

I don't know about ya'll but I happen to love a POTATO....
 ANY way it's fixed.
Now, folks..........
THIS was a POTATO SALAD to write home about.
Sweet and tart chunks of apple, mixed in with potatoes and all the goodies,
drizzled with a  P0PPYSEED DRESSING.
(I gotta go back to that post and get that recipe....I'm hungry for it now. )
DUE TO MANY EMAILS ABOUT THE POTATO SALAD,
May I just say....
oh honey !
**
I always leave the potato skin on any time that I can..
Cubed potatoes and boiled until tender but not falling apart..
while they cool...
chop fresh onion (I used the sweet VADAHLIAS)
a tiny bit of sweet pickle relish
chopped FUJI apples, with the skin left on....(I feel safe in saying this wouldn't be nearly as good with ANY OTHER APPLE !!)
In fact, I take NO RESPONSIBILITY for the goodness of this luscious 
POTATO SALAD using ANY other apple other than FUJI...WITH THE TENDER SKIN ON..
Salt and pepper to taste...
a large spoon of REAL MAYO .. or enough to make your salad the consistency you like..
About A HALF CUP of the
GIRARD'S APPLE POPPYSEED DRESSING
AND, ohmygosh...
POTATO  CHIPS.
It really IS true that YOU CAN'T EAT JUST ONE....
No sir.....when I get started, I could just eat the whole entire sack !
and, if I am about to eat a sandwich, get it all made....on the plate.....ready to eat....
and I find there's NO POTATO CHIPS around....
well.......I just wrap that sandwich in Cling Wrap and run to the corner Dollar General
and get myself a bag of  POTATO CHIPS.
My really good bloggy friend, RITA that runs SAGE CUISINE blog
posted a new way to bake potatoes.

BAKED HALF POTATOES
I'm telling you......WE LOVED THEM.
This photo took on a really yellow tint but I decided to leave it 'cause it sure makes
these potatoes look GOOOOOD.

HERE is her recipe.

NOW, I may have gotten heavy-handed when I added my butter....so the next time, I will
try to contain myself and not add so much.
Like PAULA DEEN, I do love the buttah........
I also added a tad more cheese, SHARP CHEDDAR....the cheddar cheese, mixed with the melting butter creates the most wonderful, little CRUNCH around the edges of the potato...
I cooked mine in the microwave for about 15 minutes....
ummmmm, so good.
You can put your spin on them....they would also be delicious with chopped green onions on top.
I have to be truthful and tell you that I made these potatoes for dinner, with 
a steak and salad.
We enjoyed them so much, I made them again the next day, with a green salad, 
for our lunch...(a little less butter.....:)
They are quick, easy and so tasty.
YOU'RE gonna love them, too.
When you go over to RITA'S for the recipe, would you kindly tell her bj said HEY ?
XOXO
i am joining in the fun at
Thanks to all the hosts of these fun parties...
and thank YOU for coming by to see me today.

34 comments:

Anthony said...

That looks pretty good.

Vee said...

Oh that looks wonderful...is there such a thing as too much butter?

Say, I have a magnet for you...

Madeline's Album said...

I am going to have to try these baked potatoes they look and sound so good. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

Marydon said...

Have to make these for sure ... maybe tomorrow night. Love my 'taters!
Have a great eve.
Hugs,
TTFN ~
Marydon

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Hi BJ!!! Oh Yes, I love potatoes too. You have some "MARVELOUS" recipes for the addict here!!! Being as "I'm Irish AND my Mom is from Northern Maine(and you guessed it, a POTATO FARMER)...I LOVE listening to her stories, hehe... BIG HUGS to you!

Loretta said...

You know what, you have got to stop reminding me how much I use to enjoy our southern cooking, because I can't eat this way anymore...but Lordy, I do love baked potatoes...your way is the best! Lol!
You are wonderful!
Luv

Julie Harward said...

I LOVE potatoes too...they are the only food I could eat while being pregnant that didn't make me sick! These look great! :D

Blondie's Journal said...

I am off to Rita's...these look out of this world!!

BTW, I ordered a runner from Sonya today. She is such a sweet girl and I am so excited to get it. Thank you for your post and link!

XO,
Jane

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Those look so good with too much butter or not.

NanaDiana said...

Well, now you KNOW I am headed over there for that recipe! Thanks, Paula...er...I mean Bj~ xo Diana

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We love potatoes cooked every way, too...with lots of buttah! Looks yumo! ♥♥♥

Kathleen said...

We love potatoes too! I am Irish, I know you didn't know, :), and we had potatoes every night growing up. I try to make them many different ways. Yours look delicious!
I visit Rita too, she is a sweet gal! Always a kind comment left on my blog.
Come see my doughnuts.

Deserae said...

Oh my! Those look sooooo good! I'm off to check the recipe out NOW!
~Des

Sweet Tea said...

Potatoes are my very favorite food (aside from chocolate cake). Comfort. Comfort. Comfort. Dqrn! Why do all the good foods have so many calories?!

Phyllis@Around the House said...

Those look so yummy I can't stand it...will have to make them soon...steak and salad are perfect with those potatoes...

Lois' Laughlines said...

I hear ya girl, I have never met a potato I don't love. Looks so yummy. thanks for sharing. blessings to you.

Sandi McBride said...

gosh, I am stuffed and I only looked at the pictures...Mamon cooks like that!
JJ
visiting from my own blog!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Girl you can give me the Spuds dog and I'll eat it..I love my taters..Len had to go out of town tonight so I just made me a BIG cookie sheet of Tater tots and ranch dressing YUM!! like my granddaughter says" Yummy to me tummy" I will make these tomorrow..Love ya girl Gloria

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

I've never met a spud I didn't like. ;) They really are quite versatile - and tasty - aren't they?

Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday again this week, BJ.

Hugs,
Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

I'm now following you on Linky Followers, too.

Theresa said...

I am a true fan of potatoes too:) Yummilicious! Have a blessed day dear BJ, HUGS!

Rita said...

Thank you so very much for including my Baked Half Potatoes on your post. So happy you enjoyed them; funny that we sometimes forget about a recipe like I did with this one and what a pleasure to re-find it. You are so sweet!
Rita

Rita said...

And I am so happy you don't have Word Verification; my kind of girl.
Rita

Jules said...

Ha, me too bj - if I had to live on one thing for ever more I would choose potatoes ... Then cheese! Jules x

Rettabug said...

Yummo!! Each one looks more enticing that the last & now I'm hungry for some.

Do you think you could go back & put a link to the potato salad recipe with the apples? I never saw it & would LOVE to try it!!! I'm sure others would, too.
Thanks for sharing all the wonderful things that you make, BJ.

Hugs,
Rett

Love Of Quilts said...

I feel the same way about my potatoes...your looks real good.I had one last night.

Shay said...

How delicious do they look. Im going to confess that potatoes are my favourite vegetable and frankly butter should have it's own food group.

Sall's Country Life said...

MMMmmm I have a passion for potatoes and the spare tire around my tummy shows it,Ha! I'm on my way to Rita's right now!

Kathleen Grace said...

These look sooooo good! I want the potato salad recipe. I would never think to add apples!

Stella said...

Yummy, Yummy. There is no such thing as to much butter just ask Paula.

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
YuM! I just happen to have two large potaoes left in the Frenchy wire basket! Hooray! Guess we know what I'll be cooking for dinner tomorrow!
Fondly,
Pat

Rhondi said...

Hi BJ
Potato salad with poppy seed dressing and apples? YUMMY! I've got to try it.
Thanks for the recipe.

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Bj!

You KNOW that I just love looking at all your yummy food pictures. I even go check out the links. But I seldom make any of it... I just know that I would eat way too much :/

How is it the YOU can eat all these delicious goodies and stay so slender? You look so great in all your pictures! I, on the other hand, have gained five pounds just reading your blog...

xoxo Bunny Jean

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Butter, cheese and potatoes!! Whatta way to go!! It looks delicious..thanks, bj!!

Miz Helen said...

BJ,
What a great "Spud Roundup" these Spuds look awesome, I want them all! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week end and come back soon!
Miz Helen