Thursday, October 8, 2009

Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Sometimes there are days when you just need something quick and easy. You don't want to loose the home-made quality, though. This meal of grilled chicken, loaded mashed potatoes and brussel sprouts took me 20 minutes from start to finish.

Loaded Mashed Potatoes
4 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into pieces
2 strips of bacon, cooked and cut into pieces
1 Tbsp. chives
1/2 C grated cheddar cheese
1/4 C butter
1/3 C milk
salt to taste
Boil water. Add potatoes. Boil for 14-16 minutes, or until soft. Drain and mash. Add butter and milk. Mix until butter is melted. Stir in bacon pieces, chives, cheese and salt. Garnish with chives.

A tip for quick cooking bacon:
You can cook bacon in the microwave. Put a paper towel down on a microwave safe plate to absorb the grease. Put strips of bacon in single layer on paper towel. Cover with another paper towel and cook in the microwave on high power - 1 minute for each piece of bacon.

I use a bunch of different seasonings when grilling chicken. A few of them were purchased at Cabela's. Just sprinkle on each side of the chicken before grilling. You can see the different varieties they have here.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds Yummy.. I might hve to try those potatoes some time!!