I hate to even talk about the dreading ‘S’ word but I’m going to do it because I spotted a display at my local Target this past weekend….school season. I keep asking myself where this year has gone and the fact that it’s nearly August has me gasping for breath! I don’t have children but I have a lot of friends that talk about the fact that it’s almost back to the grind of school season and how hectic their lives get come fall. I decided that it was time to make a snack for all my friends out there with children going back to school soon: Chicken Bacon Ranch Potato Skins.
I’m going to be honest with you, I’m not sure if these are really for the kids or for the parents because they are so delicious. If you’re making these fresh you’ll want to allow an adequate amount of time to bake the potatoes. You can also speed up the potatoes by placing them in a microwave. Your kids might appreciate not having to wait for a snack too! I love to use Homestyle Ranch dressing because it’s rich and flavorful and a perfect complement to the chicken and bacon.
I remember when I was a kid and the air would shift signaling that it was time to head back to school. I used to love going school shopping for supplies and new fall clothes and getting to go back and see all my friends again. I also remember coming home every day and searching around for a snack to eat while I did my homework and waited for my parents to come home for dinner. Keeping a growing brain fueled is super important and I would always appreciate snacks that were filling!