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Day #26 – BootCamp For Mumma, Bacon Stuffed Baked Potatoes for Family

Tonight I had this new bootcamp that I have started going to. It’s on a Friday evening and and it’s hard work but good work. It’s so nice to get out of the house and do exercise, I highly recommend it!

It happens to start at 6pm so I need a dinner that is easy and done, yet also easy to reheat when I get home (for me). Since I had the Bacon Stuffed Baked Potatoes the other night, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about them. So, I thought I would make them again, this time Mr T would get some as well 🙂

And, as a change for the kids, I made them a Carrot Salad. Also, while I was preparing the meal, I turned around to see Princess peeling one potato. Not sure what to do with one potato (I was already baking the others by this stage), I decided to dice it and shallow fry it, making little chip things.

Bacon Stuffed Baked Potatoes

https://havekidstheysaid.com/2014/04/01/day-23-bacon-stuffed-baked-potatoes-and-eggs/

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As per this blog entry, except I baked them for a full hour in the oven, making them a lot easier to stuff. And the shell was a lot crispier too.

Carrot Salad

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Carrot

Raisins

Honey

Cheese

Grate the carrot and mix in the raisins and grated cheese. Pour in a little runny honey and mix up.

Mini Fries

Potato

Oil

Dice the potato into smallish squares and fry in a small amount of oil

Verdict

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Win on all accounts. The potatoes were a hit, Mr T liked them, and they were awesome reheated when I got home. Oh my, nothing beats bacon after a big workout *Homer Simpson drool*. The kids liked the carrot salad and they LOVED the Mini Fries.

Since I did a wicked awesome work out tonight, I totally deserve the caramel popcorn that I’m going to be all over once I get these kids to bed. And wash the smeared potato off my arms (such is the fun of dining with a baby on your knee).

 

 

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Day #23 – Bacon Stuffed Baked Potatoes (and Eggs)

Mr T is working a late shift tonight. He leaves for work just after 11am and returns home around 9pm. This shift makes for a long day for all of us, and today was particularly so. BoyChild did his first full day at preschool, a big achievement for him. So big, in fact, that he was face down, fast asleep when I arrived to pick him up. Bless his little cotton socks. And BabyGirl seems to have forgotten how to sleep at night so her and I are a bit droopy as well.

So, I decided on a nice, easy dinner. Princess had egg soldiers, her “go to” meal (soft boiled egg and toast “soldiers”)

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BoyChild and BabyGirl had a various array of food, including potato, mixed veges, egg, toast soldiers and banana. Covers all the food groups, I figure.

Truth be told, I get a little excited when Mr T is on these shifts, because it’s a chance for me to cook something yummy without having to consider whether any one else will like it. Tonight, I cooked Bacon, onion and garlic stuffed baked potatoes with a side salad.

Bacon Stuffed Baked Potatoes

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Bacon

Potatoes

Onion

Garlic

Chilli powder

Margarine

*Cheese (If I weren’t dairy free, I would TOTES have drowned this meal in cheese)

Cook the potatoes – there are a few ways you can do this, the best being a slow bake in the oven (about an hour). I left it too late tonight so I microwaved the potatoes for 15minutes, then put them into the oven for another 10. While they are cooking, fry up the chopped bacon, set aside, then cook the chopped onion, garlic and chilli powder. Combine with the bacon. When the potatoes are done, remove them from the oven and take off the “lid” and scoop out the insides. Put this potato into a bowl and add in the margarine (smoosh those potatoes up!). Add the onion/bacon mixture and combine. Re-fill the potato and put the lid back on.

Verdict

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Oh my, this was delicious. I wasn’t expecting it to be as good as it was. I am, as I type this, looking wistfully at my plate and wishing there was more. I think this will be made again. Definite win.

And, because BECAUSE, we are going to have chocolate chip biscuits with melted marshmallows for dessert.

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Because, I’m the mum and I said so.