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Double Hope Potatoes I have been making these potatoes every week since moving to Cape Cod to finish my first poetry book--on a strict budget. They’re easy, cheap, filling, and healthy. My husband and I eat them as a main dish, and this recipe makes two meals for us (leftovers keep great--prepare, then wait to microwave until ready to eat). 2 very large baking potatoes, unpeeled 1-2 tbs butter (depending on taste) up to ¼ cup whipped creamed cheese (or up to ¼ cup milk) cheese for topping (cheddar or parmesan) pinch of salt pinch black pepper Optional: ½ cup or more chopped fresh, uncooked broccoli 2 thinly-sliced scallions Rinse potatoes, coat with olive oil, and bake 1 hour in preheated, 450˚ oven. Carefully split hot potatoes lengthwise with sharp knife and scoop out insides with tablespoon (into mixing bowl), leaving 4 shells. Mash hot potato insides and mix with butter, creamed cheese (or milk), adding as needed for mashed-potato consistency), salt and pepper to taste. Mix in most of broccoli, leaving some to decorate top. Pile potato/ broccoli mixture back into shells, in microwave-safe dish. Decorate top with reserved broccoli and sliced scallions, cover with slices of cheese. Microwave for 3-4 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly. Makes 4 servings.

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New Economy Chapbook Cookbook Volume 1  

Inexpensive, Healthy, Hopeful Feasts for 2017. Inexpensive, Healthy, Hopeful Feasts for 2017. Designed in community, for community. Pleas...

New Economy Chapbook Cookbook Volume 1  

Inexpensive, Healthy, Hopeful Feasts for 2017. Inexpensive, Healthy, Hopeful Feasts for 2017. Designed in community, for community. Pleas...

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