How important are potatoes in your family? I mostly try to fix
sweet potatoes around here. Sam and I both love them and supposedly, they are more healthy. However....I do love fries as well as mashed potatoes. I call them mashed potatoes, but a lot of people call them creamed potatoes.
This afternoon, I was in the kitchen.....peeling potatoes for the Potato Soup that we are having for dinner. I must admit, peeling
potatoes is not one of those jobs that I love to do.
Joyce, my sister, never seemed to get in trouble when it was her day to peel those dreaded white root vegetables. BUT....as for me, I got in trouble, quite often. Actually, my mom was simply trying to teach me to peel a potato the correct way, without wasting most of them.
There was always more potato on the peelings than what there was on the actual potato that we were cooking!!!! LOL....
Kinda like this!!!!
Of course.....back in the early 60's....it was a huge stretch on the grocery money, trying to feed a family of 6.
I can still hear my mother telling me not to cut all the good potato away. I'm pretty sure that my ultimate goal when helping her in the kitchen, was to HURRY so I could get back outside to play.
Yep....even at 12 years old and 13 and on up....I loved to play outside!
I'm not sure that I have ever peeled potatoes correctly, but I sure do have a lot of good memories thinking about how many times I got in trouble for not trying to do so.