Pertaters Stuffed With, You Know, Stuff

spudThis is what we had for supper last night. There’s a spud under there, somewhere. On top is a mixture of onions, mushrooms, peas, and margarine, topped with cheddar cheese.

Look good? WELL, IT WAS!

It took dang long enough. You can cook potatoes in the microwave, you know. Just remember to pierce the skin in several places. Because you know in the movie, Gremlins, when the gremlin got microwaved, remember what it did? Because potatoes do that, if you don’t pierce the skin enough.

Yes, I know from personal experience. With potatoes, I mean, not with gremlins.

ANYWAY, I prefer to bake my potatoes in the oven, because I like that crispy, crackly skin it gives them.

While they were baking, I chopped up some onions and sliced some mushrooms, and I cooked them verrrrrry slowwwwwlllly in margarine at a very low heat. It makes the onions sweet and mild, and it concentrates the flavor of the mushrooms without desiccating them. Then I roont it by dumping in some canned peas. Never claimed to be Martha Stewart, so don’t say I did.

Also yesterday, I sent a post to Dianne Gardner of the Ian’s Realm Saga and she put it on her blog. It’s a musing on hope and writing [link defunct], and includes a pitcher I tuk and a pome I writ.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: What inspires you?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Pertaters Stuffed With, You Know, Stuff

  1. Jane

    March 6, 2013 at 12:01pm

    Ok. I got this:
    When you oven-cook a spud (DO NOT use this technique in the microwave :)), stab it through with a solid, nothing but metal, table knife. It will cook a great deal faster. Just be careful taking out the knife. It’s going to be hot!

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      Marian Allen

      March 6, 2013 at 12:14pm

      I’ve heard of using a nail, and I’ve used skewers, but never even thought of a knife! Thanks!

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