Sunday, October 10, 2010

Food and Wine and Sun and . . . Potatoes

HELLOOOOOOOOO! Sorry for the absence, again, peeps; the BF, BF's sister, and I were at Epcot for the International Food & Wine Festival, yesterday! And while I had EVERY intention of taking lots of pictures of all of the tasty treats, my intentions quickly fell away when confronted with champagne . . .

. . . so much champagne. So much GOOD champagne.

But I digress, this is a cooking blog, after all, not a brag-about-how-much-champagne-I-drank-at-Disney-World blog.

On Friday, I made a pretty run of the mill, steakhouse style supper, that included twice baked potatoes. I HATE potatoes.

But the BF and his sister do SO enjoy potatoes (must be an Iowa/Idaho thing) that I thought I would make some spuds for their enjoyment (because I don't cook SOLELY for the blog!  SEE!).  I brushed the potatoes with olive oil and baked them at 400 degrees for an hour.  After they baked, I sliced a crescent shape out of the top, scooped the insides out into a big bowl, and mixed some garlic, salt, pepper, heavy cream, and white and yellow cheddar in with the potatoes.  I whipped them until they were light and fluffy, spooned everything back into the skins, topped them with a little more cheese, then stuck them back in the oven at 425 for 15 minutes.

They actually looked tasty enough that I was tempted to try a bit, but I have made that mistake in the past, and it always just makes me hate potatoes even more, so I left the taters to be eaten by those who can appreciate them!

I wore my Sam Edelman "Gigi" sandals whilst walking around Epcot (and drinking champagne!):

Image from Nordstrom.

Incidentally, I made the mistake of stopping in Singapore to try a Singapore Sling . . . should you find yourself at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, avoid Singapore.


  1. I'm the BF's sister that was lucky enough to reap the benefits of some fabulous cooking for my birthday and again later in the week and I can vouch that these were FABULOUS along with the brown butter sause and the gratin. Oh and I can't forget the champagne at the wine festival. Well worth the trip and I would recommend to anyone!

  2. i am proud of your domestic cooking skills. and i'm a sucker for a good potato - yum!