Hello from snowy Minnesota! We awoke to a winter wonderland this morning and the news announcing that everything was canceled. To top it off, Baylen successfully got the snow day memo and slept in until 9:00! Since I had a little extra time to myself before he joined me for the day, I thought I’d go downstairs and make a nice breakfast for us. That hope quickly diminished when I opened the fridge and pantry to discover we were out of eggs, bread and milk! Of all days… That’s what I get when I procrastinate my usual Monday grocery run. Oh well, I think it may have been God’s way of slowing me down and providing me with a relaxing morning.
Since I’d rather not venture out this afternoon in the snow, I’m left to scrounge up something for dinner using what we have. Our freezer is chuck-full of beef from my dad’s farm, so I’m planning to have crockpot hamburgers and these delicious Italian Parmesan Roasted Potatoes. Jake actually deserves the credit for these babies. He started making them when we were newly married and living off of absolutely nothing. Potatoes were (and still are) a staple on our grocery list since they’re always cheap and helped to stretch our dollars a little further. After getting tired of repeatedly eating baked potatoes, he got creative and these were the winning result.
If you’re looking for a super simple (and cheap) side dish to serve your family or guests, give these a try. They will not disappoint!
Italian Parmesan Roasted Potatoes
-4 cups sliced potatoes (about 4 – 5 medium potatoes)
-1/8 cup olive oil
-1 tablespoon italian seasoning
-3 tablespoons parmesan cheese
-salt and pepper to taste
Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Wash and slice potatoes into 1/4 inch slices. Place the potatoes on the baking sheet in a single layer. Drizzle with olive oil, then stir the potatoes around so they’re even coated. Sprinkle with italian seasoning and parmesan cheese. Roast for 25 minutes, or until tender. Add salt and pepper to taste. Makes about 4 – 5 servings.
If you too were affected by snow today, I hope you were a little more prepared than me! But if not, get creative, use what you have, and maybe even give these taters a try.
Have a cozy evening, everyone!