Thursday, January 6, 2011

I love celebrating a new year!

For New Year's Day this year, I decided to make fun food for dinner. I had made a fancier dinner for New Year's Eve- so the next day, we did Potato Skins!!

First, bake your potatoes. Mine were pretty small- I baked them at 400 degrees for about 1 hour.

Scoop out all the "guts" leaving a nice potato lining.

I made mine the night before and used the insides to make mashed potatoes. I think baked potatoes make the BEST mashed potatoes! I mixed mine with a little butter, milk, salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese :)

This was dinner on New Year's Eve!

I chilled the skins overnight. Place in a large baking dish or on a lined cookie sheet. Brush the insides of the potato with melted butter mixed with a little garlic salt. Put in a 400 degree oven for 7 minutes.

While baking- prepare your toppings! I used a blend of cheddar and monterrey jack cheese, green onions and bacon. Flip your potatoes after 7 minutes, brush side two with the butter mixture and bake another 7 minutes.

After baking both sides of the potato, top with the bacon and cheese. Throw back in the oven for 2 minutes- just until cheese is melted.

Sprinkle with green onions- can also serve with sour cream or ranch.

And to round this out a a meal, we had ours with a raw veggie platter :) Happy 2011!


  1. Your New Year's Eve dinner looks really good, too! I have never made potato skins but keep thinking about them. These look easy and tasty. Your pictures are so nice - they always make me hungry!

  2. Thank you :) I love potato skins! After you make them once, you will be hooked. There is nothing to them!

  3. Yum! Anything with cheese and bacon is a winner in my book!

  4. That is one great looking dinner! Have you been to the Calico Bean lately? My mom picked up some cardmon for me, but I am coming back in April and plan on stocking up on stuff. Yes!

  5. I was actually supposed to go yesterday and it didn't work out...hopefully next week if it doesn't snow! I have a big list :) Need some fun new holiday sprinkles for Valentine's and St. Pats...I only have the jumbo hearts. What are you going to use the cardamon for?