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Obviously.... I Am... Mrs. Potato Head 
Dec. 1, 2011 5:48 pm 
Updated: Dec. 2, 2011 2:32 pm

I have dubbed myself “ Mrs. Potato Head” or at least my Hubby wants me to be!

As a normal practice , Jim calls me on his way home from work to ask if I need anything from the store. Now… I know you are all thinking…. Aww what a sweet man! What you don’t know… is that, Jim is a grocery store - bargain shopper -  junky!

Yesterday, my response to his call was nothing special… just some diet soda and some snacks for the kids.

As I went out to the car to greet my hard workin’, hubby home… I caught that... “guess what I found at the Piggly Wiggly” glint in his eye!

15 pounds of Russet Potato’s… for $3.99!   Granted this is an amazing buy… but what am I gonna do with 15 pounds of potato’s?

Today… Crowd size scalloped potato’s!… That’s just for starters… I’m thinking of potato soup, tomorrow for the freezer. A little vegetable soup maybe by the weekend,. Hashbrowns for Sunday breakfast! OK... my head is now spinning… any help would be greatly appreciated... with some unique and freezable potato recipes!

Signed sincerely,

Mrs. Potato Head ( AKA Terry)
Dec. 1, 2011 6:05 pm
Russets are pretty good keepers if you have a cool and dark storage spot. What size are the potatoes? ... Scalloped potatoes, potato patties, au gratins, hash browns, twice baked and tater skins all freeze well. Make plenty for supper and freeze the balance for a later date. In a few days you'll be going to the store for more fresh potatoes.
Dec. 1, 2011 6:23 pm
That is a good deal, My first thought is baked potatoes, next would be potato soup. Mashed potatoes.
Dec. 1, 2011 7:02 pm
Mike, the potatoes are between medium and not quite small... Lot's of potato's I kinda wish they were bigger... but.... What are are you gonna do! I'm lovin the tater skin idea... they freeze well?
Dec. 1, 2011 7:05 pm
hey teery he got a great deal and, of course, taters keep a long time. i love your ideas. you need to give him a smooch for geting a good deal and better yet, reconizing a good deal!
Dec. 1, 2011 7:07 pm
KIng, can you freeze mashed potato's? If so ... that would be a godsend! The kids and grand kids love Jim's mashed taters! Freeze and send home with.. when they come to visit!
Dec. 1, 2011 7:17 pm
Gderr, He always gets my undying gratitude for his savy obsession! I love it! I get a kick out of his excitement... tonight I served my scalloped taters with another of his conquest - pork shoulder steaks - for a grand total of a buck and a quarter per plate! I love this guy!
Dec. 1, 2011 7:20 pm
>> "can you freeze mashed potato's?" they do in frozen dinners, but it may depend on the type of potato. I have not had much luck in freezing potatoes.
Dec. 1, 2011 7:34 pm
King...I'll research that one! You inspired me with your last blog! I'll let you know what I discover re: freezing mashed taters!
Dec. 2, 2011 3:08 am
Good buy! Like Mike said they should keep well, no need to use up all in one day, unless they were a good deal because they were on their way out. I love scalloped potatoes and I have frozen them. My daughter requested my homemade scalloped taters for her high school graduation. Like always, I WAAYYY overestimated how much I would need, so I froze them. They were OK when I thawed them out to eat. I believe I popped them in the oven frozen, uncovered.
Dec. 2, 2011 4:34 am
Thanks MA! They still look very good... I think I'll keep them in a bin on the back porch! I just freaked out there a minute!
Dec. 2, 2011 5:11 am
Ah-Terry, looks like your are up to your eyeballs in potatoes. Let me know if you can freeze mashed potatoes--my daughter loves homemade mashed potatoes.
Dec. 2, 2011 6:28 am
Terry, I always make extra mashed potatoes and freeze them. Granted, they don't stay that way for long, 'cause we loves them spuds, but still. I nuke them to reheat. Easiest is to bring them to room temp, then plop em into a bowl, nuke in 1 minute increments, stirring between times. Easy. If they're still frozen, do the same thing, they're just harder to stuff into a bowl. I use them for potato pancakes for breakfast, too. Fried in a little butter, yum!
Dec. 2, 2011 6:31 am
Oh! Freeze in bags, not containers. That way if you have to nuke them still frozen, you won't overcook some while trying to get that big honking' frozen core to warm up. Come to think of it, I freeze everything in bags, smashed flat with most of the air out. Takes up less space, and everything defrosts much faster.
Dec. 2, 2011 6:35 am
Terry, for a change I like to dice the potatoes and simmer in chicken or beef broth until tender. DW seems to prefer them that way.
Dec. 2, 2011 8:38 am
Lela, read LL comments for freezing! The kids are coming up for christmas and I plan on gifting them with their favorite taters!
Dec. 2, 2011 8:39 am
Thanks LL! Sounds good to me! I'm gonna write the directions on the freezer bags... you know I'll forget by time the kids get here for christmas!
Dec. 2, 2011 8:41 am
BD, That really sounds like an idea! Gonna try them both ways... strarting with the beef! Thanks for the tip!
Dec. 2, 2011 12:26 pm
You got me thinking about all the types of frozen potatoes you see in the store so I found this http://www.best-potato-recipes.com/freezing-potatoes.html One thing to keep in mind, until you use them keep them in a cool, dark place so they don't sprout.
Dec. 2, 2011 2:32 pm
Oh Thank you BSM! It is getting cold here.. so I put that huge bag of taters on the porch in a cooler! On my way to the website now! Thanks again!
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