When you live in Las Vegas & your AC breaks It’s ALL about being easy but yummy.
Also my Loaded Baked Potato Salad Has BACON!
So, there’s that…
Loaded Baked Potato Salad Recipe Made Fresh & Easy
So late Friday afternoon, our AC decided to take a big ole kaput. As in, it totally went out. On a FRIDAY! Right as I was going to throw dinner in the oven. It was *108 here in Las Vegas. I put my own kaput on making dinner in the oven. Big time bummer. Can you turn a loaded baked potato into a cold Loaded Baked Potato Salad? I was about to find out. You guys, within the first 20 minutes, I got sweaty in places I should not be sweaty sitting at home on my comfy couch! With all 3 kids whining and asking ‘what’s for dinner’ I had to put ‘ye old thinking cap on and scramble for ideas. Quickly. Kids whining and hungry…. Me all panicky thinking about the hot weekend… Sweaty and getting grumpy wasn’t going to make for a good night. Not to mention, we were all about to be HANGRY. Soon. Very, very soon. We all piled in the car where the AC works. 1 problem solved.
Tada! Problem 2 solved! If you live in NV, CA or AZ you know about Fresh & Easy Market! Like if the freshness of Wild Oats & the convenience of 7-Eleven had a love child, they would name it Fresh & Easy! All kinds of organics, ready made but never frozen to-go items, awesome sauce fruit & produce – I am back in the “Broke Down AC But What’s For Dinner” game! SCORE! For the win… Crowd goes wild…. (too much?) I loaded a great hand-picked, hand-cut and chef-prepared ready to eat entree in my cart. Not turning the oven on, ‘member? I spied some organic potatoes for my loaded baked potato salad and I was back in my AC cooled car in less than 5 minutes.
Let’s Make A Loaded Baked Potato Salad
- 2lbs Potatoes (boil, cube, I left skin on)
- 1 1/4 Cup Sour Cream
- 1/2 Cup Cheddar Cheese (shredded)
- 5 Strips BACON!!! (cook, drain fat, chop)
- 4-5 Green Onions (sliced)
- Salt & Pepper (to taste)
You put the water on to boil for the taters, right? You know, like mashed potatoes, but not. Let them get nice and tender so you can easily pierce with a fork. Drain water, let them cool off for a few minutes now. Cook up the BACON and then drain off the fat. (I really loooove me some BACON) Dice that up, cube the taters and mix the whole she-bang in a big bowl. Save some of the cheese to top with after your loaded baked potato salad chills in the fridge for a bit. ENJOY!
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