Weeknight Dinner — Baked Potato with Broccoli and Cheese

by Dorothy Reinhold on October 3, 2011

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The subtitle on this is “Keeping it Real.”

Permission to speak freely?

You simply can’t put a fantabulous, fancy feast on the table every night. Life gets in the way.

So let’s keep the conversation real, and admit what we do when we need dinner now. As in NOW.

5 easy steps to a weeknight dinner

1. Steam a head of cleaned broccoli florets in the microwave. Say, about 3 minutes. They will still be bright green.

2. Bake an Idaho Russet potato in the microwave (7 minutes per pound; weigh it to determine timing).

3. When done, split potato open and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, sprinkle with seasoned salt, pile on some steamed broccoli (lots!), sprinkle with some grated extra sharp Cheddar cheese, and pop it all back in the microwave for 30 seconds more until cheese starts to melt. It should look rustic!

4. Set the table. Don’t forget a knife.

5. Don’t forget  the wine.


Baked Potato with Broccoli and Cheese closeup from ShockinglyDelicious.com

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Kelli October 4, 2011 at 8:51 am

I like the way you think 🙂


Geez Louise October 3, 2011 at 6:13 pm

I have such a weakness for potatoes and cheese. This is a great quick and easy way to get it on the table.


Dorothy October 3, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Potatoes and cheese….one of the great marriages of all time!


Fuji Mama October 3, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Sing it sistah! Though I must say that some evenings, something simple like a fabulous baked potato seems like a feast. Simple can be the most comforting needed thing on the planet!


Dorothy October 3, 2011 at 8:58 pm

Fuji Mama,
Agree completely! I guess I don’t mean to apologize for this dinner so much as celebrate its simplicity!
Nothing wrong with a baked potato and cheese and broccoli, no sir.


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