Monday, June 07, 2010

Monday with Marcia Lowry--One Potato, Two Potato


WHAT were we thinking?? Potato famine?? We have two more 20 lb. tubs of potatoes in the root cellar that are starting to sprout. I'm going to try to freeze them for fries, hashbrowns and cottage fries.
If I get REALLY ambitious, I may can some.

7 comments:

Melly/Melody/or Mel said...

I am so jealous. :) When mine are ready, I'll have a sinkful like yours maybe.

I love the lilacs...I miss lilacs. Gets too hot here for those delicate beauties.

Is that rooster vase something you've always had? It looks familiar.

Anonymous said...

Thing is with the potatoes...we planted another 150 and they are ALL coming up.

My lilacs are just now blooming - late even for us.

The rooster thing is actually a light - my DIL (very talented lady) made it for Christmas one year. It's a glass block with a stained glass rooster and a little string of lights fit into the bottom - my kitchen is "retro" chicken decorated - sort of...

OurBig said...

I've not heard of freezing potatoes - how well does it work?

Anonymous said...

OurBig--I had never frozen potatoes either, but I did find instructions on the internet. You need to cut them up how you want - fries, diced, etc., partially cook them - more than just blanching but not falling apart and then freeze them separated on a cookie sheet for a couple of hours then bag them up. So far, it's gone well but I haven't tried cooking them yet - hopefully they'll be as good as or better than Ore'Idas! ~ Marcia

Eileen said...

I'd never heard of freezing potatoes either. Thanks for the instructions. That's a great idea, I buy them then they sit. I can now cut them up and freeze them!! Let us know how they cook up.

TaraDharma said...

how about making lots of potato chips? Homemade are the best!!!! Have a chip and dip party - wa-hoo!

Carolyn Jung said...

That's enough potatoes to feed a small army! Or maybe supply one McDonald's. LOL