Twice baked potatoes!

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    I was watching the cooking show "Pioneer Woman" today and was motivated to make a meatloaf/twice baked potato supper...

    I have tried to make twice bakeds before, and they ended up tasting like garbage (after a LOT of trouble) so I sort of wrote them off.

    But Mom had some really nice bakers, and I liked the recipe, so i went for it....

    I took 4-5 LARGE bakers, rubbed them with oil and baked them at 350 until done, then let them cool.

    I cut them in half lengthways, then scooped out all but a thin layer of potato, and put the scooped potato in a medium sized bowl.

    1/2 C sour cream
    1/2 block of cream cheese
    about 1 1/2 or 2 cups (two big handfulls) of grated cheddar cheese

    All went in with it, and about a teaspoon of salt. I also salted and peppered the shells....

    Then I mashed everything together until it was really well mixed, but not quite lump free. The lumps were small, though, and everything was evenly distributed.

    Then load the shells back up and back into the oven @ 350 for about 30 minutes or so....

    They were very, very yummy.

    Would have been better with some chives probably but we didn't have any. And crumbled bacon would have been good on top but I don't think mixed in.
     
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    The lumpy part was quite thrilling...:D
     
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    Lol...great minds think alike!
     
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    When I was a kid my Father (rest his soul) insisted on some form of potato dish at every meal...

    I guess it had something to do with being Irish/British.

    When I find the recipe book, I'll share a few great potato recipes especially a salmon souffle ..
     
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    Yup we did, too. I hated fried potatoes and stopped eating them for DECADES after I moved out of my mom's home...because we had them ALL the time.
     
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    Yup.. The Old Parental Potato Torture...I know it well..:lol:
     
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    Ugh.

    We had potatoes and gravy for every meal...but NEVER mashed! We'd have boiled potatoes, or fried potatoes, but my mom would never mash them. What the heck was up with that?
     
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    You poor child...and you carry the anger with you to this very day...Oh, the humanity...:(

    :lol:...:lol:



    If it makes you feel any better, my Mother would boil them, cool them, put them in the refrigerator overnight, then make us eat them cold the next day, she called it "ice cream"...:eek:
     
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    I'm at mom's for vacation. All that was old is made new again.
     
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    I sure hope you're having a great time, I have a feeling you've earned it..:clap2:
     

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