Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Spud Sack

This is a great idea that I got from my mother-in-law and I know you will love it too. This little flannel bag makes your microwave potatoes taste like oven-baked ones. Just put your washed potatoes (they don't have to be pierced) into this bag and cook in the microwave for 3 minutes x # of potatoes. Then pull the bag out of the microwave and let the potatoes steam inside the bag for 2 minutes total. You won't believe how great they taste!

Here's how you do it...

Fabric you'll need:
1. flannel fabric (46"x10")
2. thin batting (23"x10")

Put right sides together so you have a rectangle that is 23"x10". Place your batting on top of the folded flannel and sew the 2 long sides closed. Then flip inside out (so your batting is now on the inside) and sew the remaining edge closed. Then, fold one short side until it overlaps about 2/3 of the rectangle. Then fold the other short side until it overlaps the other edge by 4 inches. Now sew down the long sides one more time.

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