Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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 potatoes 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.


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

Originally posted May 18, 2010

1 comment:

Practical Parsimony said...

Favorite? Equal volume of sour cream as potato. Prudent choice I make--plain.