Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving Leftovers

OK folks, it's time for a little post Thanksgiving fun. We were blessed this holiday with a wonderful Thanksgiving Feast and did not go hungry. There are lots of leftovers. So, this week we are playing a game. It's called, How Many Ways Can You Prepare Potatoes. I got a little carried away when I was shopping...

We started with Mashed Potatoes (of course). Then we remembered the 1975 Veg-O-Matic we found in the Family Home. 

Since we never make french fries (slicing potatoes is way too much work), we thought it might be fun to use the Veg-O-Matic.

It was incredibly fast and easy to slice a potato into beautiful fries. Husband pan fried them in canola oil and we had a nice steak dinner.

Next we will try Turkey Potato Soup.

And now back to our regularly scheduled programming...

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  1. I buy potatoes by the 10 lb bag. I then freeze what we won't be using within the next few days. I use these frozen potatoes in stews, for casseroles, or when cooking a roast.

    Put on a pot of water to boil and bring it to a FULL boil. Fill sink or bowl with cold water and add ice cubes.

    Start by peeling and chopping your potatoes. Add your chopped potatoes to boiling water and blanch (boil) for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from boiling water and immediately put into ice water. Put into freezer safe containers or ziplock bags and freeze.

    Do not use potatoes that are aging and wrinkled. What comes out of the freezer is only as good as what went into it.

  2. Thanks Mary!!! I have a terrible time with potatoes not keeping well here in Arizona, yet I get carried away and buy too many! I will try your method.