Method: (bake one potato per person)
Wash potatoes. Using a fork, poke potatoes several times and wrap in foil. Bake at 375º for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until fork tender.
When done, remove foil, spit in half, and place on a baking sheet.
Top with a tbsp of butter and/or sour cream. (optional)
Top with one of the following suggested toppings, cover with grated cheese and broil until cheese is bubbly (about 3 minutes) and serve with a salad.
Sauce and topping suggestions:
1) If using left over spaghetti sauce or chili; reheat in sauce pan, and pile onto baked and split potatoes. Top with grated cheese of your choice and broil for about 3 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and starting to brown....watch it!
2)Vegetarian. Saute cut up peppers, onions and mushrooms, add a jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce and follow steps above.
3) Steamed broccoli and cheese sauce. Do not broil this one, just pour hot cheese sauce (or even melted cheese whiz) over broccoli.
Quick & Basic spaghetti sauce for 4 potatoes:
-1 lb hamburger
-1/2 cup minced onion
-1 tsp salt
-1/2 tsp pepper
-1/2 tsp oregano
1 tsp Italian spice
-1 jar (approx 750ml)purchased spaghetti sauce, (I like Classico, or Mr Newman's)
Fry hamburger with onion, salt and pepper. Add your favorite sauce and spices.
Remember, it doesn't have to be difficult or fancy to taste delicious. Be creative with you toppings...you'll be surprised at what you can create from your leftovers. Enjoy!