Monday, November 22, 2010

How do they do that?

I wonder...

*I wonder how McDonald's keeps those sliced apples so nice and white--when I cut an apple it turns brown in a few minutes?
*I wonder how McCain's keeps those no "peeling and cutting" potatoes white too?
*I wonder why they make "baby carrots" that have to be soaked in chlorine bleach as an anti microbial agent?

Don't you wonder sometimes, why they do that, how they do that, and how it is benefiting us as a whole?

It only takes a couple of minutes to prepare each of these 3 "from scratch"--with NO chemical anti-oxidation compounds or anti microbial agents...which would you rather have?  Which would you rather feed your family?  I know I don't have to wonder too much about that...

Double Cooked Cheesy Mashed Potatoes--YUMMY!

4-5 med potatoes peeled and cut
2-3green onions chopped
1/2 cup chopped ham or bacon (optional)
2 cups shredded cheese (...marble is my choice-surprise, surprise...)
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup butter-divided into 2
salt and pepper

Cook potatoes until soft and easily poked with a fork. ( You can boil or cook in the microwave--whichever is your preference).  Using a hand mixer, beat potatoes and add half of butter milk and salt and pepper until whipped and fluffy.  Add onion, bacon and cheese and mix until cheese is melted and mixed in thoroughly.  Place in a well buttered casserole dish and top with leftover butter in small dabs all over.  Bake at 350 degrees about 45 min-1 hour.

Tip:  Prepare this dish ahead of time  up to the butter dabs stage.  Cover and leave  until baking time--this is a great one for company because you can make it in the morning and throw it in the over just before dinner time!


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