Boil ‘em, bake ‘em, put ‘em in soup, fry ‘em, mash ‘em, make pancakes from ‘em too – have ‘em as a hash browns or if you’re British, enjoy the waffley versatile waffle! For breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, the humble potato is there, providing a dish that fills you up like no other food could dream to. It warms you on a cold day, satisfies your hunger, with more uses than anything else we can think of that’s edible – it really is a wonder to behold.
Who knows where it came from, or which country grows the most - all I know is we love the potato in every form and any time of day.
Welcome to this week’s edition of WWLW – this week, we love POTATOES!
Strange but true - Laura and I both have cultural links to the spud. Laura was brought up in Boise, Idaho - most Americans know Idaho as ‘the great potato state’ and I, well - I am half Scottish – quarter Irish - and every Brit knows that the Scots & Irish love a good potato!
It is generally assumed that the Irish & Scots’ love of potatoes came from the Irish famine (1845-1852) when one third of the population was entirely dependant on potatoes for food! Can you imagine all that mash! Yum! Since then it has formed a part of almost all our meals. In my family ‘a meal is not a meal without a potato’! So I was destined to love them.
Or you may have seen this advert lately – even Desperate Housewives (and I’m sure real housewives) LOVE potatoes! Click HERE!
Personally, we love to make whatever potato dish we are eating fresh – mash potato being our personal favourite! I have even competed with others to defend my title as ‘Best Mash Maker’ (after my mum of course)! Laura will add the recipe in soon.
However, if fresh potatoes can’t be found, we personally rely on Birdseye Potato Waffles (no other brand is the same) - they go with EVERYTHING - watch THIS or McCain chips (any of them – wedges are perfect on their own or as a side, home made chips – always a great addition, oven chips make a great chip butty and the smiles (ok not technically chips) but they make us smile!). - See chip perfection in the making HERE!
|Only kidding :)|