Category Archives: Side Dishes

How to make baked potatoes

I don’t have an interesting introduction for the very simple, yet tasty baked potato so here it goes:

You will need:

  • Russet potatoes (I like to purchase a 5 or 10 lb bag of medium and large potatoes)
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt

Instructions:

1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

2. Rinse off potato well and use a vegetable scrubber to scrub the potato; pat dry.

3. Pour a small amount of olive oil over potato (about 1 teaspoon) and rub all over

4. Sprinkle with salt

5. Heat directly on oven rack or if that grosses you out place foil on the oven rack and put the potato on the foil (do not wrap the potato in foil!)

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6. Heat in oven for 1 hour.  Remove and enjoy!

Serve your baked potatoes with my easy baked chicken thighs and baked carrots for a simple, frugal, and healthy meal.

Happy homemaking,

Amber

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Baked Carrots

My goodness, I love carrots.  And I really love carrots cooked in the oven – delish! This is a super easy side dish that you can pair with my easy chicken thighs and baked potato.

You will need:

  • Baby carrots – as many as you think you will need based on family size (I like to buy the large sack of carrots and shred and cut them into baby carrots to save a little bit of money)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions:

1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

2. Throw your baby carrots on a cookie sheet (you can line it with foil or just put it directly on the sheet)

3. Drizzle a tablespoon or two of olive oil over carrots and sprinkle salt and pepper all over carrots.

4. Mix carrots all around with your hands to coat evenly

5. Heat in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes and enjoy!

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Happy homemaking,

Amber

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