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Last week for the Friday Freebie, we had The Potato worksheets and information. October 27th being national potato day, I thought I would share a few ways we enjoy potatoes.

First, we like them with our eggs and grits breakfast. We slice them thin and fry them slowly until crisp and tender. Midway, we add onion and garlic salt to taste. Yum! I like them when they get really crisp and crunchy.

Another way we like them is scalloped. I know, lots of cheese! That is why I don't make them often, so when I do, it is a treat.

Recipe: Scalloped Potatoes


  • For Sauce:
  • 1/4 cups chopped onion
  • 2 TBS margarine or butter
  • 2 TBS flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup cheddar cheese
  • 3 cups potatoes (peeled and thinly sliced), about 3 medium potatoes


  1. Preheat oven to 350


  1. Cook onion in butter until tender.
  2. Stir in flour, salt and pepper. Add milk all at once. Cook and stir until thick and bubbly. Remove from the heat.

Putting It Together:

  1. Line half the potatoes in a greased 1 quart dish. Cover with half of the sauce. Repeat layers with remaining half.
  2. Bake covered for 35 minutes. Uncover and bake another 30 minutes or so until the potatoes are tender.

Number of servings (yield): 4

Meal type: dinner


I also like them roasted with chicken.

Recipe: Roasted Potatoes With Chicken


  • 1 1/2-2 lbs chicken pieces, skin removed
  • 1lb new potatoes
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 3 TBS olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic salt


  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Line 9x13 pan with foil and place potatoes and chicken in the pan
  3. Mix the remaining ingredients and sprinkle over chicken and potatoes
  4. Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Turn chicken and potatoes and bake uncovered 20 - 30 minutes longer or until chicken is no longer pink and potatoes are tender.

Number of servings (yield): 4

We do have the occasional french fry from Wendy's when we are traveling. Luckily, the kids aren't much for french fries, so a large between us three is enough.

Once in a while I will fry them up to go along with our hamburgers. The kids prefer homemade over commercial, but it isn't one of my favorite things to make.

We enjoy them baked here and there too. I will sometimes make a cheese sauce and cook up some broccoli to go along with it. But mainly, the kids eat it with butter and sour cream. I don't like my potatoes dry, so I tend to put a lot of sour cream when I have it that way. Not good for my waist...if you know what I mean.

Now, I am sure this national potato day also includes the yummy sweet potato...but oh how I do not have time to go into that. We LOVE sweet potatoes, especially this time of year. I WILL have to share those some other time. Until then...

Have a great week,

This week, I have a set of notebooking pages on the potato. Yip, October 27th is national potato day!
If you have a favorite potato recipe, share it with us below. We always have potatoes in our pantry. 🙂

Download Expired. Come back next Friday for a new freebie.

We will be out of town on Monday, so I will keep this up until Tuesday...then it is gone!

Have a great weekend,