Bacon Ranch Foil Packet Potatoes

3 sheets of heavy-duty foil

10-12 baby red potatoes, thinly sliced

6 slices of cooked and crumbled bacon

1 packet ranch dressing mix

Salt and pepper to taste

3 tablespoons butter

Sour cream for serving, if desired

1. Spray each sheet of foil with cooking spray. Top each piece with equal portions of potatoes, bacon, and ranch dressing mix. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add 1 tablespoon of butter to each serving. Wrap securely.

2. Grill for 20 to 30 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Serve in foil, topped with sour cream if desired.

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Who's that knocking at my door?

Noticed a post or two that seems to have been messed with, as if by a spambot.

This is troubling, 'cause it suggests the security's been compromised. Will have to keep an eye on this.

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Playing with Panos

Here's a large image of our valley: you can zoom in and out, pan back and forth, and try to find our house!

it's here:

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There is a guy wearing glasses on the 2 dollar bill Gigapan

There is a guy wearing glasses on the 2 dollar bill


Well, here, more specifically

found here

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Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mothers Day!

Just put up this slideshow of some flower pictures we've taken over the years.

Wanted to say, thanks for everything Mom!

(There's about 40 pictures or so, but at the end you'll see you and Dad)

Go here to see it all

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Just added a blogspot

I created a site, just to say I had. Don't expect me to actually use it, however.


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Ode to Leftover Ham (Recipe) This is good cast-iron skillet work.

Ode to Leftover Ham (Recipe)

This is good cast-iron skillet work.

If you're down to the end of a good ham, here's something to try.

Finish slicing what you can for sandwiches, put that away so you won't snack it all away while you're cooking) then trim the rest off and cut it in small to middling pieces.

Peel as few potatoes as you'll want, slice and set to boil.

Chop up enough onion to season your potatoes (freeze the rest for later) and sautéed in butter till translucent.

Peel and chop a few apples (4-5) or so, and sauté them too, with butter and some brown sugar (in another pan, by the way).

Toss the ham in with the onions, and heat it up.

Drain the potatoes; by now, they should be mostly cooked: they don't need to be real soft, since we'll be baking them too. Toss some butter in and toss the potatoes to coat (if you have butter issues, you probably shouldn't be reading this ;-)

Somewhere in here you can season with salt, pepper, maybe some lemon pepper? Whatever floats your boat.

Put potatoes in the fry pan with the onion and ham and stir-fry for a few minutes to mix the flavors well, then lay in your casserole pan.

Cover with the fried apples, dot with some more butter if you're feeling brave, and sprinkle with grated cheese.

Bake in a low oven (or one of those mounted in the wall at eye level) as long as the temp is about 325 degrees for about 30-40 minutes, or until the smell becomes irresistible.


leftover ham stump

potatoes, peeled and sliced

apples, peeled and chopped

onion, chopped/diced

grated cheese


brown sugar



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