7 November 2007

Nacho Potatoes

Here it is the middle of another week. Where does the time go?? When I was young I always looked to the future. I can hear myself commenting about when I would be 13 this would happen and when I was 15 or 18 I could do this. I heard those same words from my daughters lips as well. When you're young you are not living for the day because you always want to be older than you are. Being older gives you priveledges that you think you don't have at the time. Now that I am "older" (older is a relative term..wink...wink...) I try and live more in the moment. If I won the lottery that would be more relevant to the way I want to live my life. Still I hear the words escaping my lips... when I save the money I will do this and do that. Seize the day as they say!

In a pinch these Nacho Potatoes are something I like to put together as a side dish for any weeknight dinner. Cooking can't always be about gourmet offerings and show stopping desserts. We have to live day to day and during the week simple and quick is the best! I have to get out there and enjoy my life with family and friends after all... don't I??

**Nacho Potatoes**

5 large potatoes
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup water
2 T butter, melted
1/2 cup fresh sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/2 cup chopped green or red pepper
vegetable oil
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Garnish: sour cream and guacamole

Heat the oven to 350F. Scrub potatoes and slice. You can leave the peel on or not, whichever you prefer. Arrange in a shallow greased baking dish, season with salt and pepper. Pour water and butter over the potatoes. Cover with foil. Bake for 25 minutes.

In a small skillet, saute onions, mushrooms and peppers in a small amount of oil. Add vegetables to potatoes. Sprinkle with the cheeses. Return to the oven and bake until cheese is melted and potatoes are tender.

Garnish with sour cream and guacamole.

Serves 4

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  1. Happy Diwali Valli! Have a great time with family!:))

  2. I tend to roast potatoes very simply, with just herbs and pepper. Your recipe is quite intriguing and, as you say, not at all complicated. I like the combination of flavors.

  3. Delicious, delicious Valli!! I will try with the sour cream!! I love itxxxx Gloria
    Note: I think how you in the time, oh dear, fast so well, and my childs only want to be older...I live the moment.xxx

  4. YUM!! And I'm with you - seize the day!! Time flies by much too quickly.

  5. Mmmmm.... these sound really good! And I bet they are show-stopping too!!

  6. Thanks for stopping my my site. And I agree that our cooking can't always be gourmet. We've been trying to cut back on calories, so I've been making some cooking adjustments -- many of which don't require recipes. These potatoes look totally excellent and would go great with the meat we're having tonight. I'll let you know how they turn out!

  7. Yes you do! The Nacho Potatoes sound like a great quicky for a weeknight! And I was the same when I was young (when was that!)
    I remember for years just praying for my 16th birthday so I could "legally" drive the car!
    Happy Mid-Week to you:)

  8. Yum! The idea of nacho potatoes is just so lovely!

  9. Wow... what a great idea!

  10. I never made nacho potatoes before. That recipe looks really good.

  11. Diwali sounds like a fantastic family celebration Asha. I know that it is one of the most eagerly awaited fetivals in India and a time to strenghten family and social relationships. Enjoy the fireworks!!I realize that Valli is an East Indian name but my actual name is Valerie. Valli came about through a number of ways involving my email account.Enjoy!!!
    Thank you Simona!

    Yes we have to enjoy every moment and not look too far into the future Gloria.Seize the day Deborah!!
    I have never come across a potato I didn't like Nicisme.
    I hope you had a chance to try them out Kelly Pea!!
    I wanted to be 21 Deb!! I remember going to Monaco when I was 18 and I couldn't get into the casino. Not that I'm a big gambler or anything but I don't like to be excluded from anything!!!
    Thanks once again Ahn, Ferdzy and Helene for visiting and all your kind encouragement!

  12. Valli, Ready !!!! I made the Nacho Potatoes and I have to say are really, really good,I will make tonight to the childs, my doubt is what's potatoes number I have to do!!!!I make guacamole and is so good for this! Thanks Valli. Gloria

  13. The childs say yummy,yummy yummy!!

  14. I am a mother to a 4 year old and a 2 year old and for the first time in my life am I asking where did the time go. Seize the day is good advice!

    I like to have little "easy" dishes I thought in for dinner during the week for those nights I just don't have it in me to cook and I think these would be great as a meal.


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