Tuesday, May 18, 2010

In The Trenches - Baked Potatoes

My coworker Jeryne's husband went to the grocery store and in an effort to save money bought a 50 pound box of big potatoes at a very discounted price. This is a two person family and Jeryne knew that there was no way they could eat all these potatos before they spoiled. So she came up with a great idea:

Have a party!

Actually it was a office potluck but we had not had one for so long it felt like a party. Jeryne brought in the big baked potatoes and we all brought the toppings.

Toppings:

Sour Cream
Butter
Bacon Bits
Green onions
White onions
Salt and Pepper
Shredded Cheese of any kind
Your favorite?

A couple of weeks later it was my last day at work.

A Taco buffet was on the menu:

Shells
Meat
Re-fried Beans
Shredded Cheese
White onions
Green onions
Lettuce
Tomatoes
Black Olives
Salsa

Both of these ideas are fun, economical and can be used to start your own get-together of friends, coworkers, church or club members, or family. They are potluck in nature but even less expensive. Combine it with movie night and your entertainment budget can be less than $3.

Who says that living In The Trenches can't be fun?

4 comments:

Olivia said...

Every once and a while we do a potato night at home. Two favorite toppings, diced leftover ham in some kind of sauce, or cheddar cheese and broccholi. Sometimes they're twice baked, sometimes not.

Carol Schultz-Weil said...

Surprising what a nice dinner it makes. Isn't it?

Forest Parks said...

Baked pot with Heinz baked beans and cheddar cheese.... may favorite!

Thanks,
Forest.
http://frugalzeitgeist.com

Carol Schultz-Weil said...

Yes, all this talk of potlucks reminds me of why they are so fun! Lots of good food without too much expense for any of the guests.