Hi there everyone! I hope you’re having a terrific Tuesday! It’s hard to believe that we’re almost to the end of July and just a few weeks away from the start of a new school year. That means back to the busy weekdays and weeknights and trying to find meals that are quick and easy, but are tasty and healthy at the same time.
Families these days are relying on fast food and prepackaged foods more than ever. While these choices are easier and less stressful than home-cooked meals, they are loaded with fat, calories and preservatives. With a little planning and creativity, you can make quick, easy, tasty and healthy meals for your family, even with a busy schedule. ⌚️
I know that it takes a little more time to make dinner than to just pick it up, but think of the quality time during the making of dinner. Wouldn’t you rather be talking with your kids while you’re cooking than sitting in a never-ending drive-thru line? Wouldn’t you rather be letting your kids help you with dinner tasks than waiting in line at the grocery store with your fried chicken dinner? Don’t get me wrong…all moms have to pick up pizza, burgers or chicken some nights…I just try to have dinner made at home most nights.
The recipe I’m sharing is for a great side dish to almost anything…pork chops, turkey burgers, wraps, toasted sandwiches and so on. They’re quick and easy as well. Just prep and put in the oven and you can work on your main dish or put a load of the never-ending laundry in the washer. 😄
- 4 medium russet potatoes
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese*
- 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning*
- 1/2 – 1 teaspoon salt*
* adjust measurements to your taste
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- Wash and dry potatoes. Leave skin intact. Cut in half lengthwise, then cut into equal wedges.
- Place potatoes into gallon plastic bag or a bowl with a lid that seals.
- Pour oil into bag or bowl and add seasonings. Seal bag or bowl and shake to coat wedges.
- Place wedges on baking sheet in a single layer.
- Bake for about 30 minutes. Check to see if done before removing from oven.
I think these are even better than the fried potato wedges that you can purchase at some fast food chains or supermarket deli…and much healthier for your family to boot!