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Ranch & Gravy Baked Potato

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My husband and I have been in such a rut. We’ve gone out to eat more often than not the past two weeks. We blame it on stress or feeling uninspired, but at this point, it’s really just laziness.

We finally got fed up with ourselves and decided to start cooking again, but with a condition: to force ourselves to use up the food we already had in our kitchen. It’s going to get really interesting (or we’re going to give up and go to the grocery store and/or get some fast food).

We are officially out of meat. But, we bought a ton of vegetables last time we were at the store, so maybe we’ll get creative.

Speaking of creative…Adding ranch mix to anything makes it so much better, to me. I can’t get over this strange baked potato recipe, because it sounds so wrong but it was so delicious. I added roasted brussels sprouts and roasted corn as sides.

What’s funny is, I’ve been getting so creative (compared to my usual shallow cooking skills) but I’ve yet to break out of my breakfast, mexican or baked potato zone.

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Homemade BBQ Chicken Baked Potato

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Thanks to Pinterest, I was able to find an easy recipe for tonight’s dinner. There are some alterations, since I didn’t feel like going to the store for the exact ingredients. All in all, it was a great dinner and really fast and easy. The original recipe for the BBQ chicken baked potato is here. 

In my kitchen, I had potatoes, left over shredded chicken, and the toppings. I didn’t have any barbeque sauce. Luckily, I had (almost) all the ingredients to make the homemade barbeque sauce.

Making the sauce added about 20 minutes to the prep time. But that was the only work I did, so after the potato was baked (in an hour) it was ready to eat!

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