Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Burger joint meal...

You ever have those days that you just crave bad food? I mean, really bad and unhealthy food?? You do? Me, too!!! It's so much fun to plan those kind of meals every once in a while. This past week, we had a meal that we would order at a burger place- Mushroom Swiss Burgers, Cheddar Ranch Potatoes and for fun (and for my sweet tooth) No Bake Cookies. YUM!!!!

Mushroom Swiss Burgers...

Cheddar Ranch Fries...

and No Bake Cookies.... YUM!!!!

Here's the directions for making Cheddar Ranch Fries. But, please know that I said "directions". I do not have a recipe. I just kind of guess- hahahaa!!!

Cheddar Ranch Fries

-enough potatoes for your family (in the photo, I used about 6
medium potatoes)

-your favorite ranch salad dressing*

-lots of yummy Cheddar Cheese (grated)

Wash potatoes and then slice them into wedges. Put potato wedges on a baking sheet and pour about a cup of ranch dressing on top. Using your hands, toss the potatoes in the dressing until all the potatoes are covered. Bake in a 400degree oven for about 45 minutes**. After 25 minutes, I take the potatoes out of the oven and turn them over so that they brown nicely on both sides. When they are browned all over, remove potatoes from oven. Drizzle the potatoes with a little more ranch dressing and cover the potatoes in the grated cheddar cheese. Return to oven just until the cheese has melted

Oh boy. These are good. These are REALLY good.

* I make my own Ranch Dressing uses the Hillbilly Housewife's recipe.

** Please know that oven temps vary so your potatoes could cook faster or slower than mine. Also it will take more or less time depending on how many potatoes you are cooking. So please pay attention to your potatoes.

Note: Sorry about the weird spacing and the messed up alignment. I usually prepare my posts under the "Edit Html" heading, but today used the "Compose" heading. Boy, it sure is messed up!!! And I can't fix it, either!!! So just pretend that everything looks normal. LOL!!!


Cyndi Lewis said...

Oh, Mrs. U.
I didn't know you were so evil. LOL! My weakness is burgers and fries. Adding that cheese to the fries is just heavenly. All I need with that meal is a chocolate milkshake and I'm good to go. I am so having those fries tonight! Do you know, I ended up with one child who can't stand french fries. What's up with that?

Tammy said...

Yes, I agree, it is fun to make a junk food meal every once in a while. :-)

Tori Leslie said...

Hmm, looks delish!! I love cheese fries and my kids do too. Too bad we can't get Ranch here. :0(

Looks yummy!

Michelle said...

Those fries look so yummy! Yummy enough that I decided to delurk! I have been a reader for some time now and really enjoy reading your blog. HOpe you haved a wonderful Wednesday!
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Anonymous said...

Boy, those really look good! :-D

Theresa's Notes said...

Ugg, that makes me hungry! lol

Lynn said...

What a wonderful surprise to see a post from you on my blog!

The tide is changing, blessings are overflowing...

Thank you for the support!

Anonymous said...

Oh my! Does that ever look good. I just ate breakfast, but now my stomach is growling away. The power of suggestion, huh?

Have a great day,


Cyndi Lewis said...

I did indeed make the fries last night and they were yummy! Thanks for the "instructions".

Mrs. U said...

Tori, do you have the ingredients to make the Ranch dressing from Hillbilly Housewife? I shared the link in the post. I like her recipe better than anything I've ever bought in a bottle! Seriously!! It's delicious!!!

Cyndi, I am so glad that you liked the potatoes!!! Easy to fix AND tasty? Can't beat that!!

Mrs. U

Paula said...

Yum!! I have to go to the grocery store today, and those cheddar ranch fries look just wonderful!! I may be making them this weekend!!



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