Saturday, April 13, 2013

succotashed potatoes

A spring inspired baked potato. Simple and delicious. A perfect supper for movie night; this week we watched Parental Guidance. This is a story about a couple with three kids who have the opportunity to take a vacation together, and leave the children with her parents, played by Billy Crystal and Bette Midler. It's a really sweet story, with a lot of funny bits, mostly poking fun at the modern day 'politically correct' parent. Also stars Marisa Tomei and Tom Everett Scott, and is rated pg.

4 baking potatoes
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 cup chopped broccoli
2 large ears corn, kernels cut from the cob
1 large tomato, chopped
1 1/2 cups frozen lima beans
3 TB earth balance butter
1 cup vegetable broth
1 tsp fresh thyme
salt and pepper
Daiya cheese,  nutritional yeast, hot sauce, optional
I intended on adding chives from the garden, but as it was movie night, with Parental Guidance, I forgot.

Wash and dry the potatoes. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and bake at 400 for about an hour, until they're done. This makes the peeling crispy, and really, the best part.
Meanwhile, saute in a bit of olive oil the onion and garlic for a couple of minutes. Add the broccoli and cook a couple minutes more. Add the broth, lima beans, chopped tomato, corn kernels, butter, and thyme and cover and simmer until lima beans are done, about 5 minutes. Adjust seasoning if needed.
When the potatoes are done, slice and top with succotash.  Drizzle with hot sauce, nutritional yeast, and/or daiya cheese, if desired.

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