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Weekly Menu Plan ~ Potato Skins

Welcome to another great week of Menu Planning! Seems like I turned around last week and the whole week was gone. I think holidays do that to me. Hopefully this week, things will go a little more smoothly. We are winding down the Baseball Seasons this week, and gearing up for Football.

Before we know it, School will be here! Speaking of school…Do you remember the Father’s Day Giveaway Bash in June? I’m sure you do. Well, we are doing it again, with TONS of Back to School goodies! Join us over on our Facebook page for all the latest updates. And mark your calendar for the week of August 9-13th. Yep, one full week this time, with a few giveaways each day, to give you plenty of time to join in the fun!

First…I have to tease you a little with these Mississippi Mud Brownies

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I know! You are here for food! I’m sharing my recipe for Potato Skins today. I know it’s pretty hot outside right now to be using our ovens, but let me tell you, these are SO worth it. I made them for Casey’s Birthday dinner last month, and we all loved them.

Potato Skins

Potato Skins

Potato Skins are an excellent side dish or main dish when served alongside your favorite salad. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com


  • Potatoes, washed and dried, cut into quarters
  • House Seasoning, we like Paula Deen’s House Seasoning
  • Greek Seasoning
  • Oil, a little for drizzling
  • Fillings, we had cheese and bacon bits


  1. Cook bacon in oven until crispy (depending on how crispy you like it, Directions below)
  2. While the bacon is cooking, wash, dry and quarter the potatoes.
  3. Drizzle a little oil in a 13×9 baking dish, place potatoes in dish, drizzle with a little more oil, then sprinkle on seasoning.
  4. Bake at 375 until the potatoes are fork tender, but not too done.
  5. Directions below for CrockPot Baked Potatoes.
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  7. Let the potatoes cool, then scoop out the potato, leaving a little still on the skin.
  8. Top with cheese and bacon bits or any other topping you like.
  9. Place back in oven and heat until cheese is melted, about 15 minutes.

Baked Potatoes in the Crockpot

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  2. Wash, dry and place potatoes on a piece of foil.
  3. Spray with non-stick cooking spray, sprinkle with salt and pepper and wrap.
  4. Prick with fork a few times.
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  6. Place potatoes in crockpot with the larger ones on the bottom.
  7. Cook on High at least 4-5 hrs, depending on the size of potatoes, until they are tender.

Cooking Bacon in the Oven

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  2. Line a cookie sheet with foil, and spray lightly with cooking spray.
  3. Place bacon (I like cutting the pieces in half) on foil, bake in 400 degree oven for about 15-20 minutes, depending on your oven and how crispy you like your bacon.
  4. Cool and crumble for bacon bits.

My blogging buddy, Cindy, over at Skip To My Lou posted her Crockpot Baked Potatoes too.

Top with your favorite toppings or make them into Potato Skins. Serve with a nice salad and you have a great Summertime dinner.

Weekly Menu Plan:

Monday~ Homemade Corn Dogs, Potato Skins

Tuesday~ Fettucini Alfredo, Garlic Bread and Salad

Wednesday~ Oriental Noodles & Egg Rolls

Thursday ~ Taco Ring, Taco Dip with Cream Cheese

Friday~ Homemade Pizza Rolls

Saturday~ Shanghai Wings, Rice

Sunday~ Chicken Kabobs, Pasta Salad

What are you eating this week? Do you plan your Weekly Menu?

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  1. When I want to cook bacon in the oven (the best way to do it for a crowd – or family of 6), I do everything EXACTLY the same EXCEPT I put the bacon on some cheap wire cooling racks (I got mine at a dollar store – for $1). This allows the grease to drip off and your bacon to cook without being IN the grease. It makes it nice and crispy! Just adding my two cents!

    1. @The Mommy, Thats a great idea…I’ve been thinking of getting a rack or even using foil balled up. I didn’t think about the Dollar Store. Thanks!

  2. Oh yummy, the boys should love this one. They don’t usually like potatoes I know weird but this I bet they would love!

    And those brownies even from a box look delish!! Stopping by from TMTT 🙂

  3. Baked potatoes in the crockpot? GENIUS! I will definitely have to try this! I looove potato skins! YUM!

  4. Potatoes, cheese, and bacon? What more could anybody ask for!! Yum!

  5. I love potato skins and I like the way you cook bacon. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. I just visited you earlier today. The skins look great,but since I didn’t have any dessert, my tummy and my taste buds are being tempted by the brownie. Both look scrumptious!

  7. FoodontheTable says:

    The potato skins look great!

  8. We call those brownies “Aunt Ellen Brownies” here. My aunt was the first to introduce us to them! I can’t wait to try homemade corn dogs.

  9. LOVE Potato Skins but for some odd reason I have never tried making them at home?! What’s my problem? This looks simple enough to have the kids help out with too. Thanks for sharing!

    PS-Not fair to show pix of yummie brownies like that! Not fair at all…. I want brownies now. 🙂

  10. Susie's Homemade says:


  11. I was actually thinking of making potato skins…then I forgot. Thanks for reminding me:) And I love your *bacon in the oven* idea!

  12. Who can resist potato skins?! Those look totally delicious, Liz. 🙂 I have yet to cook bacon in the oven, but I definitely need to try it. I actually used my oven yesterday (it was a tad cooler, 90 vs 100 ha ha) and we all survived. Well, the fact that I made brown sugar chocolate chip cookies and cherry-blueberry upside-down cake probably helped. 😉

    I have to remember your roundup tomorrow …


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