Living alone and cooking seems to either mean eating the same casserole every day for a week or spending time cooking something new every night. I really like to do something that crosses between the two–cooking or preparing a lot of a few ingredients that I can combine in new ways every night. It’s a win-win. Most of the prep is done ahead of time, but I don’t have to eat the same exact thing over and over.
I cut a couple pounds of red potatoes into cubes and then boil them until they’re soft enough for a fork to stab them easily.
There’s so much you can do with a big container of potatoes!
The first night, when I prepared and cooked the potatoes, I ate a classic. Potatoes with cheese, green onions, sour cream, salt, and pepper.
Another classic, easy dish you can make with potatoes is potato salad. I like mine with mayonnaise and horseradish. It’s something really easy to make in the morning and take to work for lunch. I had this potato salad with a salad and an apple.
First I started the potatoes cooking in some saved bacon grease.
While those cooked, I made some dressing. I mixed a spoonful of mayonnaise with some whole-grain mustard.Then I added a glug of vinegar and enough olive oil to thin it to a salad-dressing consistency.
Once the potatoes were done, I put them on top of some romaine lettuce with the dressing, shredded cheese, and some bacon I had saved, heated up, and crumbled.
Pretty much the best.