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Potatoes

We have had an extremely busy Sabbath day, but it’s been fantastic and uplifting! We had a great Church meeting in our ward and then had the opportunity to go to a youth fireside about the help and healing that is available for pornography addiction. I know that doesn’t sound fun or uplifting, but change and healing are possible and the peace that comes is the sweetest thing you can ever experience. But that is a different subject.

Potatoes – On my YouTube channel a couple of days ago I shared a video about potatoes, how to pick and store them. I shared a tour of our root cellar and then shared a recipe my family loves that is super simple to make. I am going to share the recipe here in written form.

Smashed Potatoes

2-3 lbs small potatoes (about 2-3 inches in diameter, any variety)

Preheat oven to 375°. Wash potatoes, do not peel. Grease a large cookie sheet and place potatoes on sheet. Poke each potato once or twice. Place cookie sheet in oven and bake potatoes for 30-45 minutes. Check for done by gently squeezing. If they’re soft they’re ready. Mix the next set of ingredients in a small bowl and set aside while potatoes bake.

1/2 cup Butter, softened

3/4 tsp Salt (or to taste)

1/4 tsp Pepper (or to taste)

3/4 tsp Rosemary

1/4 tsp Thyme

When the potatoes are soft, remove the pan from the oven. Using the bottom of a glass cup, smash each potato to about 1/4-inch thickness. Top each potato with a small dollop of the herbed butter. Put the potatoes back in the oven for about 4-5 minutes to melt the butter and crisp the edges of the potatoes slightly. Don’t leave in too long or the butter will burn. Remove from oven and enjoy!

One other recipe I shared on the same video was for a really quick and easy vegetable dip that goes great with these potatoes, or any kind of potato for that matter, as well as carrots, celery, broccoli, etc.

1 – 16 oz carton Sour Cream

1 packet soup mix (I like onion soup mix the best, on the video it was beefy onion soup mix, you’ll have to experiment.)

Mix together thoroughly.

Our family loves potatoes and this is a really great way to use smaller potatoes if you have lots of those from your garden, or you love small red potatoes. You can use different herbs on the potatoes, Italian Seasoning, Oregano and Basil would be a great combination, as well as Cumin, Coriander and Cilatro with a dash of Cayenne Pepper. The options are endless, and this is a great recipe to make your own.

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