Jacket Potatoes and Salad

While we lived in England we were introduced to a very simple yet strangely wonderful, satisfying meal....The Jacket Potato.
All it really is a an over sized baked potato with yummy fillings which can vary depending on how much you have in your fridge or pantry. Fantastic for a family on a budget, but as you may have guessed by some of the other meals, they will never feel like they are being fed on a budget!

1 Large Potato per person or 1/2 for little guys and girls


Large Potato washed and poked with a fork, and wrapped in aluminum foil
Bag of mixed salad
Shredded Cheese ( we like cheddar )
Pat of butter
Bacon- try turkey bacon if you don't eat pork!
Baked Beans
Sour Cream
Sea Salt
Black pepper
Olive Oil
Balsamic Vinegar


* Pre Heat your oven to 350 degrees
* Put Potatoes that are covered in foil in for about 1.5 hours
* Fry your bacon, place on a paper towel and set aside
* Slice the onion and mushrooms, place in a pan on medium heat, add a drizzle of olive oil and piece of butter, salt and pepper and sautee until soft, about 10 minutes
* Place mushrooms in a bowl with foil on top to keep them warm
* Heat your beans
* Put your salad on the plate you will have the potato on
* Put cheese, sour cream, bacon crumbled, beans into bowls and let people dress their own potato.
* Cut potato criss cross, add a bit of butter if desired and dress!!
* Add olive oil and vinegar to your salad with a bit of pepper

Lunch meat cut up, ham, turkey etc
Tuna fish salad ( mixed with Mayo)
A dab of ricotta
Sliced chives
Avacado diced

Have fun! You will be shocked at how wonderfully yummy and filling these potatoes are!

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Serving sizes and this sight.....

As many of you have come to realize, I am usually making huge amounts of food and alot of times for more than just my family. However, I would be horrified to think that someone who was living alone, or with only a couple people in their home would feel discouraged about this..
Simply use division for most of these recipes if they are too big. With the exception of baking, which requires a fair amount of science, these recipes can be adjusted and modified with ease! And if you feel stuck, either leave me a comment or email me and I will try to respond to you as soon as I can.
Thanks fellow foodies, hope you eat something yummy today and enjoy the fact that you didn't spend lots of money at a high end restaurant!

Enjoy! I love to hear from you all!

Rebecca Turrigiano


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