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CABBAGE, BACON AND POTATO SKILLET

Bacon Cabbage Skillet - TSLCThis Cabbage, Bacon and Potato Skillet is a quick and easy comfort food dish.  We love cabbage and adding bacon and potatoes just makes this vegetable even better.  You can’t beat this with a big old hunk of cornbread on a cold night.

5 to 6 slices bacon

3 tablespoons olive oil or leftover bacon drippings

4 carrots, scraped and thinly sliced

1 onion, peeled and chopped

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon turmeric

4 tablespoons butter (Optional)

1/2 head cabbage, chopped or shredded

4 to 5 potatoes, peeled and cubed

Cook bacon, remove from skillet,  drain and set aside.   Saute onions and carrots until tender in bacon drippings or olive oil.  Stir in butter,  cabbage, salt, pepper, cumin, and turmeric.  Cook uncovered about 20 minutes on medium heat stirring a couple times. Add potatoes, cover and simmer until potatoes are cooked or about another 20 minutes.  Crumble bacon slices on top before serving.  Makes 6 to 8 servings. Enjoy.

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Bacon Cabbage Skillet

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TOP THREE RECIPES FROM LAST WEEK

Easy Christmas Divinity, Crock Pot Cabbage, Potatoes and Smoked Sausage and Hash Brown and Sausage Breakfast Casserole topped the chart last week for our top three recipes.   I have combined all the visits from Pinterest, Facebook, and around the internet. Clicking on the name of the recipe under the photo will take you to the recipe page.  You can find top recipes for previous weeks here.    Enjoy!

Easy Christmas Divinity - TSLC

Easy Christmas Divinity

Crock Pot Cabbage, Potatoes and Smoked Sausage - TSLC

Crock Pot Cabbage, Potatoes and Smoked Sausage

Hash Brown and Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Hash Brown and Sausage Breakfast Casserole

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TOP THREE RECIPES FROM LAST WEEK

Crunchy Peanut Butter Balls, Smoked Sausage and Roasted Vegetables and Hearty Chicken Pot Pie topped the chart last week for our top three recipes.   I have combined all the visits from Pinterest, Facebook, and around the internet. Clicking on the name of the recipe under the photo will take you to the recipe page.  You can find top recipes for previous weeks here.    Enjoy!

Crunchy Peanut Butter Balls - TSLC

Crunchy Peanut Butter Balls

Smoked Sausage and Roasted Vegetables-TSLC

Smoked Sausage and Roasted Vegetables

Hearty Chicken Pot Pie

Hearty Chicken Pot Pie

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SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL POTATO MONTH

Potatoes - TSLCSEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL POTATO MONTH AND I LOVE POTATOES! I grew up on beans and potatoes.  We had fried potatoes, baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, creamed potatoes, boiled potatoes, roasted potatoes, fried potato cakes, potato soup, potato pancakes, potato salad and even potato biscuits.  My mother could make anything with a potato. My father grew potatoes in the garden and they were a staple served three meals a day.  Today, my children love potatoes, too.  They grew up on potatoes just like I did and if I fry potatoes I can never make enough.

Did you know a serving of potatoes has more potassium than bananas, broccoli or spinach?  Potatoes have zero cholesterol,  are high in fiber and vitamin C.  Potatoes are low in fat and calories.  

Here are some tips on the humble potato:

1.  Do not store potatoes and onions together.  Onions give off a gas that will cause your potatoes to ruin.

2.  Potatoes do better stored in a cool, dark place where the temperature is between 45 and 50 degrees. Preferably spread out and the plastic bag removed.

3.  Do not store potatoes in the refrigerator.  Cold temperatures cause the starches in potatoes to convert to sugar.  Your potatoes will become discolored and sweet.

4.  Solanine is a poison that builds up on potatoes that get too much light.  It turns the potato green under the skin and the potato becomes bitter.  Solanine can cause vomiting, diarrhea, headaches and can be fatal if ingested in large  amounts.

 5.  Potatoes once cooked don’t freeze well.

6.   Save the water from boiling potatoes to use in soups.

7.  Soaking potatoes in water with a little lemon juice or vinegar will prevent discoloration.

8.  Cooking potatoes with the skin on is better because most of the nutrients are close to the skin.

9.  Potatoes will keep approximately 2 weeks at room temperature.

10.  Russets are best for baking, boiling and French fries.  Red Potatoes are good for boiling, steaming, potato salad, soups, stews and roasting.  Klondike Rose Potatoes are good for boiling, baking, mashing, frying, steaming and baking.  Yukon Golds are great mashed and boiled.

Here is a great video on an easy way to peel potatoes:  Peeling Potatoes with Your Hands.

My favorite way to eat potatoes other than mashed is cooked in green beans.  Click the link under the photo for my recipe.

Green Beans and Potatoes - TSLC

Green Beans and Potatoes Recipe

Fall is here and winter is just around the corner.  Be sure to celebrate National Potato Month by enjoying some hearty potato recipes with your family.  Today, due to the hurried lifestyle less Americans are cooking at home.  Enjoying a meal around the dinner table is a great way for families to come together.  

“Every single diet I ever fell off of was because of potatoes and gravy.” ~~ Dolly Parton.

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