Monday, February 16, 2015

belated xoxo wishes



A dinner table for two set as the afternoon sun glowed off the crystal stemware. And the later arrival of  long-stemmed red roses that adorned the table.

Menu:
Beef fillet
Salad
Baked potato
Asparagus
Molten Chocolate cake with strawberries

A recipe for the perfect Baked Potato

 Scrub a evenly formed russet potato hard under cold running water until clean; one of the best parts of eating a perfectly baked potato is the skin, therefore, you do not want to leave any dirt on the skin. Nip away any blemishes or discolorations. Slit about four to five one" slashes around the potato, rub it with olive oil and roll in coarse or sea salt.
Bake in a 400 degree preheated oven for 45 minutes (five ounce potato), turning it over halfway through baking time. You can test for doneness by gently squeezing the middle of the potato. You are looking for a crusty skin and soft, tender middle. Do not overbake. I have found a convection oven needs to be lowered to 375 degrees and baked for 45 minutes.
Top with favorite toppings....delicious.

Wishing you love
( and perfectly baked potatoes)







3 comments:

Karen said...

Oh so glamorous and delicious sounding! Your tablescape was so pretty, too. Glad your Sweetheart's Day was cosy. Ours was on Friday evening, and complete with a fire in the fireplace. Are you enjoying the snow?

Hill upon Hill said...

Oh how lovely both received; potato tip and love; thankyou.
We had chicken wrapped around feta, nuts and pumpkin wrapped in bacon. Delicious.

gretchenjoanna said...

I *love* baked potatoes and I didn't get one on Valentine's Day. Need to remember the first step of that project when I'm at the grocery store next. Your table is inspiring!

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