We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature--trees, flowers, grass--grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...We need silence to be able to touch souls. --Mother Teresa

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Seasoned Potatoes

So one of my favorite children doesn't really like potatoes.  How she can even live is beyond me!   Warm starch with melted dairy is my food group of choice.....and the size of my butt is proof positive.

A couple of years ago out of desperation I created this recipe:  Seasoned Potatoes.  It's not hard, it's pretty cheap and everybody at my house will eat it. 

Here's what you need:  potatoes--scrubbed clean and diced, seasoned salt, and a stick of butter.  I use a 9 x 13 glass baking dish to cook them in.  I suppose you could use a cookie sheet, but I haven't ever done it that way. 

So I dice the potatoes into the dish, sprinkle copious amounts of seasoned salt onto the potatoes and mix.  Then, depending on how many potatoes I have used, I cut a half stick of butter or a whole stick of butter into little pats.  They're cute lil pats o' butter. 

I then place the pats of butter on the top of the potatoes and cover the dish with foil.   Bake at 350 for 30ish minutes and remove the foil.  Then bake another 30ish minutes until potatoes are done.  Or you can leave the foil on for the whole time.  That's what I did Saturday night while we were at Mass--I put them in before we left and when we returned home 80 minutes later, I removed the foil, while were grilling burgers.  I usually save the foil so when I take them out of the oven, I can recover them and let them sit for a bit.

I may have used a little too much butter on this one....as if there is such a thing as too much butter....

This is a crowd pleaser...just sayin'.

1 comment:

Geiger Family said...

Looks good - we may have to try those tonight with steak. Thanks for sharing!

Your own soul is nourished when you are kind, but you destroy yourself when you are cruel. -Proverbs 11: 17