These potatoes are adorned with the one ingredient guaranteed to bring people running: BACON! Cooking bacon not only helps you make friends, it guarantees that you won’t get too carried away with your wonderful healthy self… Ur Mom wants you to grow up with ur head screwed on straight and treating people right!

Gather up:
Several large baking potatoes
½ pound bacon, chopped
Small bunch green onions
4 oz. shredded cheese, spicy Monterey jack or cheddar
Butter to taste
Sour cream to taste
Salt
Pepper

To Cook:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Scrub potatoes clean, then dry. Prick several times with a fork and place on oven rack in center of oven. Check for doneness after about one hour. Large potatoes can take up to 1 hour, 30 minutes! We grab a small potholder and gently squeeze the potato… It is done when there is considerable give and softness. (Do not walk away and forget about your spuds…Ur mom had a potato explode once in her oven, and because she was not as mature then as she is now, dinner was ruined for everyone… Know that it can happen.)

Meanwhile, fry the chopped bacon in a skillet until it is browned and crispy-wonderful, but not hard and blackened… Ur friends will start showing up now…

Trim the green onions and slice them up, including a generous portion of the green part.

When the bacon is nearly done, throw in the green onions to take the crunchy edge off of them. When done, move to paper towel lined plate to drain, and pat off the grease. Cover loosely and set aside. Nibble if you must. That is why we make ½ a pound!

When your potatoes are done, let them sit for about 5 minutes while you assemble all of your extra ingredients.

Slice your potato open lengthwise with a short serrated knife if you have one, and gently squeeze from each end at the same time to open the potato up. It is now steamy and ready to receive all of your extras!

Swirl a little butter through it and chop up the potato flesh. Add salt and pepper. Add cheese and mix in slightly. Add bacon and onion mixture, and try not to pop too much bacon into your mouth before you sit down at the table! Next add a plop of sour cream if you wish.

Now, devour ur bacon treat!  It is yummy goodness, and you still have ½ pound of bacon for another day!