Putting Finish Quantum to the Ultimate Test

For Easter this year, I skipped the ham and served a turkey instead.  What I didn’t skip was the scalloped potatoes.  What I did do was use a new recipe.  One involving cream cheese, bacon, and maple syrup.  If I do say so myself, it is a must try.

  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pkg cream cheese, cubed
  • 1-2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup bacon pieces
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • about 6 potatoes, cut into 1/4 inch thick slices
  • 1 cup shredded cheese


I changed a few of the ingredients up, therefore changing the cooking process.  Sautee up the onion until nicely browned.  Then add in the chopped bacon.


Add in the cream cheese, chicken broth, maple syrup, and milk.  It might look a little off at this point, but don’t worry.


See?  Bubbly, golden deliciousness.


Make sure to employ only your most skilled kitchen assistant to lay out the sliced potatoes.


No doubt, it will turn out precisely like Martha would do.


Alternate potatoes and sauce.


Finish with a healthy dose of shredded cheese.


Cover and bake at 400 F for just over an hour, uncovering for the last 10-15 minutes.  The results should resemble this.


This is what it will look like after it cools down enough to eat. (For those of you paying attention, I actually made two pans of this)  Now will come the really fun part, the part I usually relegate to Goose’s brother-in-law, Todd – clean up.  But not this year.  This year, the good people at Finish asked me to come up with the ultimate test for their Finish Quantum tabs.


I would say this qualifies.


In it goes.  I washed it on our regular setting, no pre-rinsing, no anything.


And here is the result.  Absolutely spotless?  Unfortunately, no.  Incredibly manageable and saved Todd a considerable amount of time at the kitchen sink?  You bet.  To be honest, I would have never considered putting such a pan in the dishwasher before this.   I just wouldn’t have ever dreamed it would come anywhere close to clean.  This time, I am more than happy to have been proven wrong.  Incidentally, so is Todd.

Disclosure: I am part of the Finish Blogger Program by Mom Central. I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group.  The opinions on this blog are my own.

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