We cook and eat at home a lot and the majority of what we eat is fresh or homemade food. I'm not going to lie. It's hard work to cook-especially from scratch, but I do have quite a few tricks I use to make things easier. A "Baked Potato Buffet" dinner is one of my short cuts. It involves giving everyone a baked or mashed potato and then setting out toppings so they can build their own meal around the potato. Many of the toppings are leftovers from recent dinners. I usually serve a Baked Potato Buffet on Mondays. That way, I can fry up some extra bacon while I cooking Sunday breakfast. We often have potatoes for Sunday night dinners so I can make extra for Monday's supper. See? My goal is to work once and eat twice. It's the only way I can pull off as many homemade meals as I do. Baked Potato Buffet is a huge hit with my nine year old daughter. She loves the freedom that she has to put whatever she wants on her potato. (Which isn't really freedom, since I am in charge of putting out the toppings.)
You can see some of our favorite toppings in the illustration above. Personally, I love a baked potato stuffed with sour cream, shredded cheese, bacon, and corn. Not super healthy, but it's all fresh and there are some veggies in there! What do you love to put on your potatoes?