Baked potatoes are one of my favorite sides to any meal but I dread having to turn the oven on to make them during the hot summer months. And yes, I know I can make them on the grill but I think it takes too long and I'm not a fan of microwaving potatoes.
Picky aren't I ?
I simply wash the potatoes.
Prick them a few times with a fork or knife.
Spray a small sheet of aluminum foil with cooking spray and then wrap the potato up in it.
Place wrapped potatoes in a crock pot.
Add about 1/2 cup water to the bottom of the crock pot.
Place lid on and let cook on HIGH for at least 5-6 hours.
Now I have to tell you that in 5-6 hours they will be done however I prefer to place mine in the crock pot and let them cook all day on High. (like about 8 hours)
They come out perfectly steamed!
~The Big Storm~
storm clouds moving in
Thankfully we have power after the big storms that went through the other night. I tried to take a few pictures during the worst moments of it but it was impossible. There was so much dust and dirt swirling in the air that as soon as I opened the door to snap a picture I immediately had to shut my eyes. This was all I managed to get.
Doesn't look bad but trust me it was. There is only one other storm that I can remember being worse than this one.
No major damages here! We lost power only for a brief few minutes however my Mom & Dad (who live right across the street) as well as most of our town were without electric for the rest of that night and part of the next day. Lots of trees and power lines down all around.
Broken tree limb in my parents' back yard
There are still many without power which makes it miserable in this high heat.
The chance for strong storms to come through our area is forecast again for Wednesday. I'm hoping for the rain but I can do without the heavy winds.
Hope you all are staying cool!