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Friday, January 4, 2013

Birthday Potatoes

Today is our younger son's 23rd birthday!


Photo Credit: Seeley Photography

He was my fourth pregnancy, but the two between he and his older brother went to heaven before we ever got a chance to meet them and then there were no babies in sight for a while. We have a daughter in between the boys who came by the miracle of adoption--born with the genes of another to be in our family. 



It does not seem possible that it was more than 23 years ago we were pleading with God for another child. These two "middle kids" came quickly--Rosana was seven days old when she joined our family and eight months later Samuel was born. The day I came home from the hospital Rosana started to crawl! So they are my "twins" and for the next four months I will have two 23 year old offspring.

To celebrate Samuel's birthday, he asked for "those new baked potatoes you made a few weeks ago," a tender chuck roast, "green beans like I like them," carrot salad, and angel food cake. 

"Those new baked potatoes" are what we call "Criss-Cross Roasted Potatoes," a recipe I found on my future daughter-in-law's Pinterest boards--by the way, she will become Samuel's wife in just 15 days!


Photo Credit: Seeley Photography

I would link you to the original site of the potato recipe, but it doesn't seem to be working. Here is the Pinterest link.

So here is the recipe for our Birthday Potatoes a.k.a Criss-Cross Roasted Potatoes:

Cook pierced potatoes in oven or microwave until soft all the way through. Cut in half. Cutting just down to the skin, cut criss-cross to make cubes. Rub a small pat of butter on each potato.




Sprinkle with salt and pepper and paprika.
Broil at 500F for 10-15 minutes.
Serve hot.



For a printable version of this recipe click on this link.

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22 comments:

  1. Such a nice looking young man. (my son is also 23 and I am having problems calling him a man, he is still my baby but I am working on it)
    How very blessed you are:)
    Hope you have an awesome day.

    PS I just posted an alternate way to join Freedom Fridays since Linky Tools is giving some of us issues this morning. So if you get a chance, please hop back over:) Hugs

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Evelyn. Yes, we are always their parents and they are always our "children". I deliberately chose "off-spring" instead of "children" in this blog because they are my son and daughter, but no longer children!

      Thanks too for fixing the link!

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  2. Love your story, thank you for sharing. The potatoes look yummy.
    Come visit me at memoriesbythemile.com
    New follower,
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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    1. thanks for stopping, by Wanda and for following. I'm busy getting that dinner together right now, but hope I have time to check your page tomorrow!

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  3. Sounds like you are going to have a wonderful month and those potatoes really do look yummy! I will have to see if I do have any photos I could share...

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    1. We are looking forward to this month! It's kind of a culmination of family events: Samuel got engaged in October, our first grandSON was born in November, we had a full family Christmas in December, and now the wedding!

      Please do pass on any photos you have. I think people would like to see other families and eating areas than just our!

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  4. My son's birthday is this week too! Happy Birthday to yours! (the potatoes look fabulous)

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    1. And happy birthday to your son, too!

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  5. Looks delicious. Happy Birthday to your 'twins.'

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    1. Thanks for the greetings! I'll pass them on.

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  6. These look great, and I always love a recipe with a story behind it.

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    1. Gail, they are good. I think they'd probably be good with a little parmesan on them as well. I like stories too--true stories are the best!

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  7. Happy birthday to your son AND congratulations on the upcoming nuptials with his lovely bride to be. I love, love, love potatoes and will surely be trying these. Thank you for sharing and for linking to the GRAND Social!

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    1. Lisa,
      Thanks for the congratulations!
      Hope you enjoy the potatoes.
      Thanks for hosting the social!

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  8. What a handsome son you have raised. These look delicious!

    Thank you for linking this post to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured :)

    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

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  9. What a good looking young man, and happy birthday to him!

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  10. Yum! I am going to feature these this week on Sunny Simple Sundays and also make the for dinner one night very soon. The party will be up later today.
    Thanks!!

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    1. Elaine,
      Thank you for featuring these! I hope you enjoy eating them, too. Come back Tuesday to hear how this meal went--not exactly as I planned! (But the potatoes were good!)

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  11. Happy birthday to your darling son. Thanks so much for the recipe for the potatoes. They look great. Will try them.

    Judy

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    1. Judy, Thank you for the birthday wishes for Samuel! Hope you enjoy the potatoes.

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