Went to Chili's a little while ago and as a side had their loaded mashed potatoes. I fell in love with it but couldn't stop thinking about how simple and cheap it is to make for myself at home. Very simple and yet delicious to go alongside any of your great meals. Here is how its done.
Chili's Loaded Mashed Potatoes
Servings: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 Minutes
Source: Elise Jackson
6 large potatoes
1 tbsp sour cream
1 tbsp butter
2 oz milk
salt and pepper to taste
As much as you want, this is to sprinkle on top
-full pieces of bacon strips or bacon bits
-shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese
If you are using bacon strips, go ahead and place them in the oven on 400F for about 15 minutes or until very crispy, remove from the oven and set aside to cool. Once cooled, crumble into tiny pieces.
Place a pot full of water on the stove on high heat and bring it to a boil, while its starting to boil. Peel and cut your potatoes i…
Here is my beautiful mother and my grandmother both of whom I love dearly. Oh, yes. And look at my darling twin sister. My mirror, my look alike. which one am I? Do you know? Well my mom and grandma were both born in Furna - Brava, Cape Verde also known for its portuguese name as CaboVerde. A portuguese speaking Island off of the coast of West Africa.
In CapeVerde just like in any other Country there are many traditional dishes such as 2 of the main ones. Cuscus - a breakfast bread and Cachupa- a heavy soup for lunch. These are 2 of my favorite Capeverdian foods along with others such as funginho, gigacida, and the list goes on.
Cuscus is a breakfast food. For those of you who don't know what it is, its similar to a corn muffin or a corn type of bread. It is made fresh and eaten whilst hot off of the stove spread with loads of butter to melt nicely on top. I love eating this with my favorite rasberry tea. Some of you might hate it whilst others love it. It all depends on your ta…
Oh but so delicious.
For lunch we had Rice and Peas, Stew Chicken and boiled sweet potatoes with pumpkin.
Each had a unique flavor and was really well prepared. The Rice and Peas which is rice and red kidney beans is prepared in a new way to what I have ever done so as I am sharing all of these recipes for you. I am keeping them for myself as well. That way whenever I want to make it I can also come to my blog, get the recipe and cook ; )
Rice and Peas
1 cup Basmati rice
1 cup water
1/4 cup coconut milk
a little ginger (mashed up)
1/4 cup (drained) canned red kidney beans
Put your water in a pot on high and let it boil. Once boiling add in your coconut milk, mashed ginger, rice and red kidney beans. Mix all together and let boil for about 30 seconds and then reduce the heat to low. Leave on low and allow to cook for about 15 minutes or until the rice is nice and soft. Your done. Fluff your rice with a fork and put it onto a serving tray. (Tip: when removing rice from a p…