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

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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.

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

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See?  Bubbly, golden deliciousness.

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

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

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Alternate potatoes and sauce.

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Finish with a healthy dose of shredded cheese.

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

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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.

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I would say this qualifies.

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

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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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