Back to the wedding. We have been looking forward to this for months and it isn't just a 'wedding day' its a whole bloomin wedding weekend. At Barnsley House. For the whole weekend! The lovely couple L & K are fab and really very generous, or mad or both! So no 'storecupboard challenge' for me for a few days, I'll be eating food other people have prepared - imagine that. I'll let you know how that feels!
Anyway back to the food. Monday's tea was easy, the leftover sauce and chicken made a pasta dish and today I had some jacket potatoes left and made stuffed jackets for the kids.
A baked potato, with a little butter added is the simplest meal ever – all you do is pop them in the oven and leave them to cook. However, for something a little different you can fill ‘em and grill ‘em!
Makes 4 potatoesBake 4 medium sized baking potatoes in a moderately hot oven for 1 to 1 ½ hours. Wash and prick them before baking and if you like rub with oil and sprinkle with salt.
Cheese, ham and onionCut your potatoes in half and scoop out the flesh into a mixing bowl. Add 1/4 chopped onion, 50g chopped ham, 1tbsp mayo or crème fraiche and 50g cheddar cheese. Season with salt and pepper if you like and mix together. Then spoon mixture back into the potato shells, sprinkle with a little more cheese and pop under the grill until golden brown.
Mushroom meltAs above but replace the ham with 150g chopped fried mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper if you like and mix together. Then spoon mixture back into the potato shells, sprinkle with a little more cheese and pop under the grill until golden brown.