Thursday, November 7, 2013

Roasted Garlic Dill Redskin Potatoes

OH NO!  What's for dinner????

I quite often find myself in the dilemma about 4:00 in the afternoon thinking OH NO... what am I going to make for dinner!!!  I am definitely a planner, I am always thinking ahead and making sure all my ducks are in a row with just about everything but dinner.  I can get pretty easily distracted with my day, especially now that I am not working you know... shopping, lunch with friends, cleaning the house, gardening, doing crafts (I have a rough life don't I), just about everything but planning what I am going to cook for dinner.  I do much better if I get out what I am going to make the night before or even put something in the crock pot in the morning, but more often than not I am inching close to that dinner hour, and I haven't got a clue what I am going to make. Sometimes John will come home from work and say honey, what's for dinner, and I just smile and say... it's a surprise (and it is, even for me)!  But I do one think right, I keep a lot of staples and basics on hand so I can whip something up in two shakes of a pigs tail! 

Today was one of those day's for me, I spent some time blogging, I ran to JoAnn Fabrics to get bobbins for my sewing machine and of course had to take time to look at all the harvest decor that was 70% off, then when I got home I started a new project making some cute Christmas ornaments (you will see a post about them soon), and before I knew it John was home from work!  Oh well I got my act together and whipped up a pretty tasty meal if I do say so myself, luckily I had gotten the flat iron steak out of the freezer in the morning (I just had no clue what I was making with it).  

I found some redskin potatoes in my bin, and had some green beans in the freezer and with a quick swish of my magic wand I whipped up dinner in about an hour.  I roasted the redskins, and grilled the steak on my indoor grill (it was a cold and rainy day), and with the green beans with almonds served my hard working man a up hardy meal.

These delicious roasted redskins are one of my favorite go to side dishes that are quick, easy and delicious!  Served with a seasoned grilled flat iron steak and green beans with almonds I got rave reviews (he probably thought I slaved over a hot stove all day!)

Roasted Garlic Dill Redskin Potatoes
2 1/2 lbs. baby redskin potatoes (I used 1/2 of a 5 lb. bag)
Olive Oil
Garlic Herb Seasoning (I used McKormiks but any garlic blend would work)
Salt & Pepper

Directions:  Pre heat oven to 375 degrees.  Wash, drain and pat dry potatoes and cut into chunks and place in a 9" x 13" sprayed baking dish.  Drizzle with olive oil, and season with coarse salt, coarse pepper, dill weed, and garlic herb seasoning.  Bake in 375 degree oven, stir a few times while roasting until tender and crisp brown about 45 to 60 minutes.

Wash, drain and pat dry potatoes, and spray 9" x 13 " pan

Cut up redskin potatoes into chunks

Drizzle with olive oil and season with coarse salt, coarse pepper, 
dill weed and a garlic herb blend seasoning

Toss with spoon to coat potatoes with oil and herbs

Roast the potatoes in a 350 degree oven for 45 min. to an hour 
until tender and browned and crisp on edges

Grilled Flat Iron Steak - Season flat iron steak with coarse salt, pepper, and Canadian Steak Seasoning, grill until med to med/well (I like itS slightly pink inside).  Let rest for about 7 to 10 minutes and cut against the grain in thin slices.

Season flat iron steak with salt, pepper and Canadian steak seasoning

 Grill on indoor or outdoor grill until medium well done (still a tad pink inside)

Let rest for 5 to 10 minutes to let juices go back into steak,
and slice in thin slices

Green Beans with Almonds - Cook frozen or fresh green beans on stove top in some water until tender crisp (so they are still nice and bright green). drizzle with a little olive oil, season with coarse salt and pepper, and sprinkle with sliced almonds.

And there you have it, a complete meal in a flash!  I would love to hear what some of your quick and easy go to dinners are, if you have a favorite, please share!


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