Monday, June 2, 2014

What's for Dinner this Week? (9)

What's for Dinner This Week is a little insight into my life for you every Monday night. I carefully plan out meals for the week ahead of time and do my shopping over the weekend.  So I wanted to start sharing with you one of the recipes or dinners I am most looking forward to each week.

So we are finally getting some nice weather around here and we like to sit out by a fire in the evenings (hubby got me a nice fire pit for our anniversary a few years ago). Whenever I sit by a fire in the summer and I stare at those embers it causes a serious craving for me.  All I can think about it sticking a foil wrapped potato in those embers and eating a delicious baked potato (this causes a lot of late night snacking).
So this week I am insisting on having baked potatoes, on the grill mind you, none of that microwave or oven stuff.  I had the best baked potato ever at Outback Steakhouse since then we have coated the potato in olive oil (sometimes flavored) and sprinkled sea salt, pepper and garlic powder (sometimes hubby gets really creative and makes a rub with different spices) on it before wrapping in tin foil.
Of course the toppings really make the baked potato so I will need sour cream, cheese, fresh chives, bacon, butter, and salt & pepper (at a minimum, sometimes spinach finds its way in too).
Do I have you craving potatoes yet?  This site called Tipnut has a lot of great potato cooking ideas and tips.

So what are your favorite summer eats? Does a good camp fire make you crave anything in particular (other than a nice cold beverage)?


  1. I never thought about wrapping a potato in flavors like olive oil and such. What a good idea!

    1. It is fun to get creative with potatoes because they are so versatile. If you haven't tried flavored olive oils you should really give it a try! We have a great store here in RI and have purchased Mushroom/Sage, Basil and chipotle flavored oils, they really add a new depth of flavor to dishes.