Potato Recipe #1
This is a recipe from a old book of mine called, 'Fit For Life' ... a diet craze during the mid 1980's that consisted of high amounts of fresh fruits, veggies and some meat eaten in certain combinations. You might be able to check out the book from the library ... it has quite a number of good recipes.
2 large Idaho or russet potatoes
1 lb banana squash (you could use acorn or butternut I suppose)
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 tsp. cumin (optional .. but gives a good 'cheese' flavor
1 tsp. sea salt .. or salt free seasoning
2 tsp. melted butter
Bake the potatoes in a 425 F preheated oven til soft. While they're cooking, cut the skin from the squash and steam until very soft.
Cool the potatoes slightly. Cut them in half and scoop out the inside leaving a nice intact shell .. set aside. Combine the squash, potato pulp, 1/4 cup melted butter, sea salt & cumin in a food processor ... blend well until you have a smooth yellow puree.
Heap the potato-squash mixture into empty potato skins. Brush with the 2 tsp. melted butter and sprinkle with paprika. Place under the broiler for about 10 minutes until lightly browned.
Kid tested .. and mom approved;)
Potato Recipe #2
Sweet Potato Fries (OK ... a yellow beet too;)
Getting my youngest to eat his veggies is not always a walk in the park. He's got a mindset of: green beans, carrots, corn, (green, orange, yellow) As long as I make a green, orange, or yellow veggie and call it: green beans, carrots, or corn .. then he'll eat it. He's 13 and the possessor of an extra chromosome .. quite a little boy still in stature and mind. I have to be a tricky mom to switch veggies on him and get him to eat them.
Sweet potato fries are easy peasy to make. Just wash up a sweet potato .. peel the skin off in you must, cut into rounds or French fries, place on a lipped baking sheet .. drizzle with a little olive oil .. a sprinkle of sea salt .. get messy in there with your hands .. and bake at 400F for about 10-15 minutes. BTW ... he just didn't get it that the yellow beet is supposed to be corn;)