What's so great about living in the country anyway (or at least, having parents who do?) Well, I didn't appreciate it when I was younger, (check out this post HERE for more on that topic) but now I feel truly blessed to have parents who live on a farm. Why? Well, check out the abundance of food I got the other day without having to step foot in a grocery store! Not only that, but I didn't even have to spend a penny. (Good thing, because the penny has now been phased out in Canada).
For now, click on the title of this post or the "read more" link below to see a great easy meal I was able to make using only the items I brought home in this picture.
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Anyway, onto the meal. I was so excited about all the fresh vegetables, homemade cheese, and farm-raised meat that I decided to make my dinner that night using only those ingredients. (Well, except for the olive oil, salt and pepper!) I came up with this easy and filling dish. I'm calling it Italian Twice Baked Potatoes, even though I'm pretty sure no one really eats baked potatoes in Italy. The Italian part comes from the fact that the filling uses ingredients that are common to almost any Italian household: prosciutto, tomatoes, onions, garlic, Parmesan cheese, basil, oregano and parsley.,
Italian Twice Baked Potatoes
1. First bake potato by piercing it with a fork, then baking it in a 425 degree F oven until it is crispy on the outside, tender in the centre. (For me that was about 45 minutes).
2. While potato is baking, prepare the rest of the ingredients.