I want to first give a shout out to my new friends on the blog from the the United Way Caregivers Conference. I was honored to be the first presenter at the conference at Caldwell College where we discussed strategies and tips to be able to cook healthy foods while living a busy life, caring for our loved ones.
One of the topics that came up was how to shop more efficiently and how to prep ingredients. Costco and Farmers Markets as well as CSAs and delivery services from supermarkets like PeaPod from Stop and Shop were touted as ways in which we can reduce time in the kitchen and pay more attention to those in our lives.
Below is an easy recipe to make use of potatoes-roasting a lot at once. If they get a little wrinkly and old, add them to a crock pot later for a stew!
Easy Roasted Potatoes:
Take any quantity of potatoes (the ones featured in the photo are fingerlings from Costco) and cut them into into 1/2 inch chunks
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Put all washed and cut up prepped potatoes in a big bowl and add enough olive oil to coat them. Use your clean hands to make sure they are all covered in a light film of olive oil
On a big cookie sheet covered in parchment paper( for easy clean up!), lay the potatoes in one layer and sprinkle with salt.
Bake on the top third of the oven for 20-30 minutes. If they are not tender when a fork is inserted, keep roasting until they are.
Use as a side dish and freeze the extras in ziploc freezer bags (that you will wash out and recycle :-)) to make a soup or stew or hash browns with later. Also great to add to an omelet.