Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Baked Potato

My mom told me that I was old enough to bake potatoes in the oven today by myself. My mom told me how to bake the potatoes. First, I ripped off pieces of aluminum foil. Then I got the potatoes out of the big box of potatoes that came from our garden. I chose eight big potatoes. Mom scrubbed them and sliced 4 in half because they were too big. There is a shiny side on the aluminum foil and a dull side. You put the potato on the shiny side and then you fold one side on the potato, then the other side, then the other two sides. You get out a fork and poke the potato 10 times. Then you toss it in the 500 degree oven.

When the potatoes were baked, we mashed them with our forks and put cheese, sour cream, and broccoli on them. I ate one and a half potatoes. My sister ate two. We will save the rest for spanish tortillas. Those are SO YUMMY!!

We had sweet carrots on the side. I didn't like them very much, but we had to eat them because my brother picked a whole bunch from the garden without asking and we had to use them. I like the carrots better uncooked.

I give this recipe two thumbs up.


Anika said...


I'd forgotten which to put the potato on the shiny side, so I was really excited to see your post. I'll have Isaac check out your blog when he gets home. It is great--keep it up, I just bookmarked your page. Sister Criddle

Kara said...


This is a great idea for the nights when I have J and Spencer cook dinner. Also, remind your mom that you are old enough to make a package of brownies from a mix. J makes these all of the time and does an excellent job.