There are a few things that always seem to taste better when my husband makes them: eggs, anything on the grill and baked potatoes.
Since we were dating, something happens whenever my husband cooks eggs on the stove that just make them taste so much better. I can never figure out what it is and I’m pretty sure I don’t want to.
The grill- well, I’m embarrassed to say, but it’s mainly because it terrifies me. I don’t know what I’m doing, am always scared I’m going to start a fire and I can never seem to figure out the right cooking time.
And finally, baked potatoes. While this may sound like a simple concept, my husband is able to come-up with the most creative flavor combinations that make me crave baked potatoes over and over. My all-time favorite is definitely these French Onion Soup Stuffed Potatoes.
I’ve posted about them before, but I’ve been begging him to make them for me again. I decided that if I couldn’t stop thinking about them, it probably meant that I should snap a few new photos and remind you of this perfect side dish.
French Onion Soup Stuffed Potatoes
Adapted from Food Network Magazine
Keywords: bake side vegetarian potatoes Christmas Thanksgiving
Ingredients (serves 2)
- 2 large russet potatoes
- 2 tbs. olive oil
- 1 large onion, thinly sliced
- Salt, to taste
- 1/4 cup chicken broth (can also use vegetable or beef)
- 1/2 – 3/4 cup gruyere cheese, shredded
- Parsley, to garnish
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Poke holes in potato with fork and place in oven. Rub skin with 1 tbs. olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook for 50-60 minutes, until tender.
Meanwhile, heat remaining olive oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onion and onion until caramelized, about 15-20 minutes.
Cut a slit in each potato and scoop out the flesh of baked potatoes and place in small bowl. Mash with onion, broth and cheese. Stuff into skins, sprinkle with more cheese and broil about 2 minutes, until cheese is melted. Garnish with parsley, serve and enjoy!
While I do love coming home to a warm meal prepared by my husband, I’m also realistic about our schedules and limitations. We both prioritize having a home-cooked dinner together nearly every night. However, to be able to do this, we are both fine with having more convenient snacks available during the day. While I would love to have a homemade granola bars and hummus available throughout each day, I know that this simply is not realistic. So, I try to always have healthy snack options available in our pantry.
This usually includes a variety of granola bars, so when PureFit offered to send me a variety of their bars to try, I was pretty excited! I was sent the following flavors, courtesy of PureFit: Chocolate Brownie, Peanut Butter Crunch, Almond Crunch, Berry Almond Crunch and Granola Crunch. In addition, they also offer Peanut Butter Toffee and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars.
Below is the Granola Crunch. I really liked the flavor in this bar and definitely felt full after enjoying it! While I usually prefer a bit more varied texture in nutrition bars, I can easily see this being the perfect fuel to enjoy during a long run or hike!
~Are there certain foods you always prefer others to prepare for you?