Dealing with the uncertainty of life is starting to get to everyone in our house. My daughter’s life has been turned upside down several times this week. She had planned on living in a single in her college dorm next year and then got a letter suddenly that she needed to have a roommate and couldn’t have a single because they were reconfiguring the dorms and closing several of them. Oh, and if she couldn’t find a roommate within the week they would assign one to her randomly. So, she scrambled and found a roommate who seems like she will be a good match for my daughter.
Then yesterday she looks at her class schedule online for Fall 2020 and all her courses have been changed to online! UGH! Lots of tears – she doesn’t do well with online classes, why pay $25,000 to live in a dorm and take online classes, and I am going to be 20 years-old and living at home. We finally got her calmed down last night talking about all the different options she has and she gets an email from the school today that they are changing the classes in 4 phases as their online system cannot take all the changes happening at once. So, the schedule they have up is not their final schedule. You would think they would have put that out BEFORE they made all the changes. I just picture people in academic services going into work today and opening up their computers to hundreds of emails and phone calls about the schedules. Oops, we probably should have told them first before we started changing things around.
Needless to say carbs has been the rally cry around our house lately. I thinks we have more types of breads, pasta, and potatoes in our house than we have ever had. They are just those perfect comfort foods we all crave.
Verdict: We love these little foil packets. You can also just sprinkle the ranch seasoning over the potatoes but we like the dressing mixed with the sour cream. It does separate but you can just give it stir and it tastes fine once cooked. You can vary the cheese, leave out the sour cream. Make these into something your family loves. Don’t like ranch try one of the premixed seasonings available at your grocery store. Brown sugar and bacon sounds really good on these.
Cheesy Ranch Potatoes in Foil