Friday, January 6, 2006

Robin's Friday Five

Robin is at it again.  If you want to play, copy and paste the questions to your journal and answer them for yourself.  Then leave the link to that entry at Robin's blog.

This weeks theme is...potatoes. I don't know why...I am just thinking about them.


1.  When was the last time you had mashed potatoes?  Were they regular mashed potatoes or some kind of fancy version?

I fixed mashed potatoes for our Christmas dinner, regular mashed potatoes with lots of cream or half-and-half, and butter.  And I'll be mashing potatoes this weekend to go with the roast I'm planning to cook.  Mashed potatoes is one of my husband's favorite dishes, so if we have a big dinner, we have mashed potatoes; otherwise he'd probably cry.


2.  Do you grow your own veggies? Have a garden? If so are potatoes one of the things you grow?

I've had many a garden, and lots of those gardens did include potatoes.  Potatoes are fun to harvest because you get such a huge amount for your efforts.  My garden days are behind me, except for a few tomatoes.


3. French fried you like natural cut fries, with skin still on or the McDonald's kind? 

I'm not as big on French fries as most people, but I'd say my favorite are Burger King fries; they're similar to McDonalds.


4.  How about potato salad?  Do you like it? Have a family recipe you have used for  years?

I make potato salad when we barbecue.  I like it just fine.  It's one food for which I don't use a recipe.  I just add a little more of this and that until it tastes right to me.

5.  Did you have a Mr. Potato head as a kid?  Ever purchased one for someone else's kid? 

Yes, I had one; but I broke the little spike things off trying to use a real potato.  Never bought one for anyone else.


Bonus question just cause I think potatoes are cool...did you ever put a potato in a glass jar with water and watch the roots grow in school. Like a science experiment?  No; but I recall doing an experiment where you put drops of iodine on a cut potato, and the potato turns colors.   And does anyone know what the purpose of that experiment is?  Don't know the purpose of Robin's OR mine.

Oh, and a note about my previous entry:  Yes, I realize I can find egg  beaters on Ebay.  It's just hard for me to imagine paying $15 or more (including shipping) for an egg beater.  (Remember, I don't have a job now; that makes a difference.)  However, I may end up doing it, if I don't find one elsewhere.


salemslot9 said...

sometimes I make what i call
smashed taters
after I boil peeled & cut potatoes
until tender
just knock them around in the pan
with a little italian dressing :)

robinngabster said...

Some how I thought you would have had a garden at one time or another. I really need to give it a shot and see what kind of things I can grow.

Thanks for playing.

helmswondermom said...

I can remember doing that idoine/potato experiement too.  I'd forgotten about that.  (I think I saw an old fashioned egg beater at The Dollar Tree!  I'm going there later today.  If I see one I'll let you know.