This starch is very nutritious and delicious food. Even when you may say “baby it’s hot outside”, It will still bring joy to the tummy. I’m talking potatoes. Did you know the closest relative to the potato plant is ----------The Tobacco Plant. Yikes.. The leaves of the plant are carcinogenic, but the Tuber is for baking, boiling, frying, microwaving and more. This hardy potato is super for folks that workout, work-in, but are active. When the Potato blight hit Ireland, over 2 million people died. It was their go-to resource food for working in the fields, toiling at home, and no car. Full of Potassium, and Vitamin C. SO-- THIS SPUDS FOR YOU.
It Takes Four:
Take the easy way out of the kitchen.
Potatoes can be microwaved. Wash and piece with fork. Place in a microwavable bowl, adding ¾ cup water. Cook on high for about 16 to 18 minutes. Careful, these tubers are steamin’. Pierce with a fork. Inside should be soft.
4 whole cooked potatoes
½ pd. extra lean ground beef, cooked
4 oz. cooked mushrooms, drained
½ cup shredded cheese, your favorite
½ cup green onion, chopped (optional)
¼ cup sour cream
Salt to taste
Halve the potatoes lengthwise. Carefully remove filling from inside of potato, leaving the skins in tack. Mix Well. Put aside filling, and save for another meal.
Ready, set and GO. For each potato, heap filling to the brim of the potato skins. After stuffing, heat in microwave for 2 to 3 minutes.
Careful, this is one hot potato!
Meat Me At The Potato Bar
The potato can be the start of something big. Truly, this tuber can become the main attraction for lunch or dinner. Just put on the table and tell you friends to “Go Stuff It”. Here are some pantry-ready suggestions for “Tuber Toppings”.
Beans, all types
Apple and onion, diced
Pineapple, crushed and drained