Anniversary Potatoes

Yesterday we celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary with a quiet family dinner at home followed by a surprise dessert. On Saturday we'll head out for a grownups only anniversary date, but we were super excited to celebrate at home with our sweet girls. They were so excited to have an anniversary dinner - let's face it, our 9 years have been made incredibly blessed by these two yahoos, so dinner alone would feel incomplete. 

The Catfish and I got busy making barbecue ribs, a yummy salad, cheddar biscuits and some fancy hasselback potatoes. The Catfish has determined that these are "anniversary potatoes", and she is totally right! They are super easy to make but have such a great 'wow' factor. Perfect for a special dinner of any kind. 

four small potatoes, scrubbed
1/4 cup vegetable oil
Kosher salt
3 tbsp. butter, melted
1/2 cup shredded colby jack
3 slices of thick cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 green onion, diced

Begin by making cuts into each potato, making sure not to cut all the way through.
 Rub the oil onto each potato with a paper towel then sprinkle with Kosher salt.
 Bake for about 30-40 minutes at 300 then remove from the oven.
 Pour butter over the potatoes, making sure the the butter falls into the cracks. Sprinkle the cheese between the cuts then carefully place the bacon bits down in each cut.
 Bake for another 15 minutes at 400 degrees then remove and sprinkle with the green onions before serving.
 A definite winner!
 For dessert, the Catfish and I made a sweet treat. 
She wore most of the chocolate, but we got it done!
 After the girls went to bed, we celebrated like an old married couple.
In pajamas at kitchen table.
But with fancy dipped berries and Prosecco.
 When the Catfish was napping, I made a special treat for the girls to enjoy as a snack after school the following afternoon. 
What a fun family night and a perfect celebration!

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