Cheap-n-Easy....Dinner, that is

Do you have one?
A cheap meal that is quick~n~easy.
This is one of my favorites.
A simple loaded baked potato and steamed broccoli.
You can have this on the table in less than 30 minutes.

These simple ingrediants are staples around my house.
Just pick up some nice size potatoes.
Yes, you could fry up your own fresh bacon, but I cheat.  Shhhh!
Another reason I like this quick fix is that I can cook it all up in the microwave.

Wash the potato, poke it with a fork and pop it in the microwave for about 6 minutes (for one, 8-9 minutes for 2 taters).
As soon as the buzzer goes off, take the potatoes out and wrap in aluminum foil.
They will continue to 'cook' for about 5 minutes longer.
Of course, you can bake them up in the oven, but that takes longer.
On my busy schedule, or after a long day at the office; this fits perfectly.
Top with your favorites.
We use: cheese, sour cream, butter, bacon bits, salt and pepper.
Simple, yummy and filling.
The topping possibilities are endless!  Chili would be a fantastic Fall topping.

Menu for this week is simple, cheap and easy too: 
Monday - Leftovers
Tuesday - Breakfast (including oatmeal!)
Wednesday - Dinner with my daughter
Thursday - Pintos and cornbread
Friday - Leftovers
Saturday - Loaded baked potatoes

For more menu ideas check out Organizing Junkie.

What are YOUR favorite tater toppings?


  1. Love how fast this is!! Sometimes I microwave them til soft inside and then bake them for ten minutes to get that crunchy skin. And I like to throw broccoli and cheese on mine!


  2. Yum! There's something very "comforting" about baked potatoes with all the trimmings. One of my favorite meals!!!

  3. I love baked potatoes and broccoli. Sounds like the dinner for me.


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