When I was making the Hawaiian Meatloaf the other day I wanted something green on the plate to complement the meaty goodness and the delicious garlic mashed potatoes. Then, I remembered seeing this little gem in our Food 2 Test Queue and it seemed very quick and simple…so I decided to give it a shot!
OK, so this one is my adaptation of a baked spud I ALWAYS get at a deli in ATL (called McAllister’s) that, among other delicious thins, offers GIGANTIC baked potatoes with the most amazing toppings EVER! The original variant comes with au jus , but I always sub it for their delicious gravy!
So, the other night, in a moment of sheer genius, I decided to make this deliciousness myself! I found this pin a while ago and it offered promises of a salty, crunchy outside and a warm, soft inside of a baked potato…so I figured, 2 birds one stone with a 2girlsandapin review of a baked potato pin (this is where the recipe was originally repinned from) and our own fixings. Genius I say!
I’ve been eyeing this one for a while. Just to make note, this recipe is slightly different from another roasted carrot recipe we have in our Food 2 Test Queue. We’ll get back to Martha’s carrots at a later date…but for now, this lively colored side dish’s number is up!
Let’s see what this one’s all about!
Hello boys and girls! Long time no hear! This is my bad since I’ve been a one sick puppy all holiday season. As the luck will have it, I started feeling horrible on my last day at work, right before starting my vacation. What started as a simple sore throat spiraled to a nasty cold that had me pretty incapacitated all throughout Christmas, New Years and even now. But I really think it was all kind of a blessing in disguise cause I spent the ENTIRE holiday season doing absolutely nothing! A rare feat in the post-college years, but marvelous nonetheless. My body finally got the rest it needed, I finally caught up on Downton Abbey, and all was well in the world.
Since I finally feel significantly less miserable I decided to hop up and make some food!
There are few things in this world that make me happier than cheese. If that cheese happens to be goat cheese, I may even break out into a little song and dance. As I may have mentioned before, I’ve been on a bit of a yellow squash kick lately, so when I stumbled upon this pin that had both yellow squash AND goat cheese one the same plate I just HAD to test it out and let you guys know how it was…you know, solely for scientific reasons.
I mean look at it!
It was a simple weekday night and I was wondering what to make for dinner. So, I turned to our trusted friend Pinterest for inspiration. I already had a main dish picked out (more on that next week), so I just needed a light, healthy side. Thanks to our Pinterest board of potential things to test, this was a piece of cake! This potato, squash, and goat cheese gratin looked absolutely delicious, so I decided to give it a try.