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Subject: Stuiffed Baked Potatoes
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: Jill McQuown 
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2003 21:37:47 -0600
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Tonight I rubbed two nice fat Idaho baking potatoes with butter and
sprinkled them with salt.  I pricked them with a fork and roasted them at
425F for an hour until tender.

I took them out of the oven and with a mitt gently spread open the potatoes.
With a fork I mashed the tender potato inside and sprinkled diced bacon and
shredded cheese all over...  mashed it until blended inside the jacket.
Returned to the oven for 10 minutes "twice baked" without having whipped the
potatoes.

The result was nice cheesy baked bacon potatoes, fluffy but with crispy
salted skins which, of course, I eat.

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From: penmart01[at]aol.como (Sheldon)
Date: 22 Mar 2003 04:07:02 GMT
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Did you eat them both?  Hmm, we're gonna call you Spuddy Body! 

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From: Jill McQuown 
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2003 04:43:21 -0600
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Sheldon wrote:
> Did you eat them both?  Hmm, we're gonna call you Spuddy Body! 

'course I didn't eat them both.  I'm the queen of leftovers without a tilia!

Last week at work someone asked me "How do you stay so trim?  Do you run?
Walk?"

Well, aside from the fact that I'm always running down to the programming
department saying "hey, this is not working right", no.  I don't run.  I may
run from the sofa to the kitchen to grab a beer, that's about it. LOL  But
there are some rules I follow.

The heaviest meal I eat during the week is lunch.  That is like a "dinner"
for most people, and for me, it's eaten at 11:00 a.m. since I get to work at
6:30 a.m.

For dinner I have something like the baked potato, or a bowl of soup or a
grilled cheese or turkey ham sandwich.  And I don't eat after 7:00 p.m.

On weekends I cook large dinners, but then I don't eat breakfast or lunch.
And I still try not to eat after 7:00 p.m.

I love breakfast but I try to avoid it.  Sometimes I'm hungry so I make
grits (I can hear you saying ewwwww!) but they contain no fat except what
you add to them. And it isn't an every day thing.  I love bacon, that's my
downfall.  I bake a pound of bacon about once a month and eat half of it
before I manage to put it in a cabbage recipe or other things.

I'm approaching 43 and am still fit and trim   What I'm doing seems to
work for me.

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Subject: Re: Stuffed Baked Potatoes
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: Mark Thorson 
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2003 05:31:07 GMT
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Jill McQuown wrote:
> The result was nice cheesy baked bacon potatoes, fluffy but with crispy
> salted skins which, of course, I eat.

If you ever want to make a diet version, I suggest mashing
up a ripe avocado with about 1/2 teaspoon of Jane's Krazy
Mixed-Up salt (or plain salt, if you don't have Jane's),
then substituting that for the cheese.

Avocado goes great with bacon, and baked avocado
takes on a wonderful, different texture.  Most people
have only had raw avocado.  When avocado is baked,
it gets a sort of caky texture, like what happens to cream
cheese when you bake it.

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From: Jill McQuown 
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2003 04:47:31 -0600
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Mark Thorson wrote:
> If you ever want to make a diet version, I suggest mashing
> up a ripe avocado with about 1/2 teaspoon of Jane's Krazy
> Mixed-Up salt (or plain salt, if you don't have Jane's),
> then substituting that for the cheese.

I've never understood avacados.  My mother loves them but she can't eat them
because they are so naturally high in fat.  I don't like guacamole and I
don't care for avacados in general.  But thanks for the suggestion!


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