Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Plethora Of Potatoes

We had a PLETHORA of Potatoes    fur just TWO Peeps...  
    The other day... Mom decided she wanted to make Potato Salad... so she bought a 10# Bag of them...      5 for the Salad   and 5 for Later to do Somethingy with.    OK we came home from the store and put all the stuffs away and then  Ernie and I heard a TRUCK coming up the driveway...  It was our furend Mr. Merle who is our magical MEAT Butchering Guy...    He was returning a 5 GALLON bucket that he had filled up with our tomatoes a week before...        and guess what????    
     He had that bucket   MOUNDED UP with FRESHLY Dug POTATOES fur mom and dad...   It weighed 35 #'s.        So SUDDENLY all in ONE DAY.... Mom had 45 Pounds of Potatoes...  and it is still TOO Warm fur them to keep long enough fur her to use up... before they Sprout and Spoil.  
       TALK ABOUT PANIC....   that woman was like US when we See a SQUIRREL in our territory.
She was going WILD...   beclaws our mom NEVER wants ANYTHINGY to go to waste around this hill.    
    SO she  Pulled out the CANNER and the Jars and she made home Canned Potatoes and potato SOUP.  

THIS is the furst Canner load that she got out....     the two jars on the Right are the potato SOUP... there are some Carrots and celery and onions in Those...       and the one on the left is just Potatoes.   They can be used fur FRIED (in BACON GREASE... We hope) Potatoes or fur heating up and making MASHED Potatoes...           Canned Potatoes are like those INSTANT ones... only BETTER.    they are ready in a FLASH when you need them and they taste GRRRRREAT.    PLUS they won't Sprout or Spoil and    THAT makes our mom VERY much Happy...
    Mom ended up canning 14 Quarts of those spuds... and she STILL has about 12 #'s of Fresh ones.
        Now THAT is how to deal with a PLETHORA of Potatoes.      Baaaaaaawaaaaah.

37 comments:

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

Oh my dog ness that was a lot of potatoes ..you guys must have a paw some pantry

Dexter said...

When you gotta can you gotta can. Well done, mom.

Kisses,
Dexter

Amber DaWeenie said...

OMD....Can't ya just picture 35# of potatoes growing little legs and running all over the place? Attack of the Killer Potatoes, I'd say! Good job saving everyone, Mom!

Prancer Pie said...

Wow, that's a lot of spuds!

Quick thinking on your Mom's part and the jars look yummy!

Happy Tuesday!

Molly The Wally said...

Yummy is all we can say. You are making us hungry. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

Ranger said...

OMS (spud). Dat is a whole lot of taters.
Wags,
Ranger

stellaroselong said...

We didn't even know there was such a thing as canned potatoe's...wow...those will come in handy when the snow is a flying and potato soup sounds like it will hit the spot...ummy fried potatoes in bacon grease....ummmy!!!
stella rose

Linda said...

We are glad they didn't sprout and have those little "Eyes". They can be scary. But tater soup sounds delicious.Love me some tater salad too.

xo Cinnamon



Lovable Lily said...

All those yummy potatoes and no one made a Mr. Potatoe Head?

We have never tried to can potatoes but that sure is a great idea! We bet you got a whole bunch of shelves in your house filled with all that yummy canning stuff your Mom does. You should show us a picture sometime.

Hugs,
Lily Belle & Muffin

Casey said...

Yikes, that's a lot of spuds! Glad you were able to put them to use.

Patrice and Higgins said...

OMD, now that is a mess of potatoes!! Can I come over fur potato soup....I love it!!!

~Higgins

Coccolino B said...

Oh wow, potatoes potatoes, potatoes. Potato soup is so yummy!

The Slimmer Pugs, Kitties, and Mama said...

Hi Frankie & Ernie!
Our mamas and daddy loved canned potatoes...especially in bacon grease!!
Much Luvums,
The Slimmer Puggums
George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, & Mimi

Mollie said...

Your all going spudding mad over on the hill..Bawahwhahhwhaa what do you put them in to keep them from going owff?? I wanna make soup in a jar :) xx00xx

Mollie and Alfie

Jo's World said...

Hooray for Mom the Canner who never lets things go to waste! My favorite of the things my Mom canned (about a thousand years ago.) was Watermelon Rind pickles. I can still remember how fine they tasted. Does your Mom make watermelon pickles?

Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Madi and Mom said...

my mom is the original Mrs. Tater head....we didn't know you could can taters!!
Hugs madi your bfff

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

Bwhahahahaha I can just see your mom running around like you twos when there be a skwerrel on your turf, hehehehehe. My mom kinda gets like that on organic produce (BLECH) co-op day coz she wants nuttin to go to waste. Our peeps, nutty, but ya gotta luv 'em anyways.

The Army of Four said...

Mom says, "mmmmm... potatoes!!!"
Whatever.
Play bows,
Zim

Barbara said...

Das a lot of taters!

How does dey not spoil??

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

What a good idea. Bet that potato soup was delicious!
Dip Bridge and Elliot x

Murphy said...

WOW! That will be wonderful to EAT! Your mom is very different from my mom. My mom NEVER cans so she admires moms who do!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Pee Ess - Agent 8787E, we did some secret treasure hunting today. We wish you could have gone with us. We will post it on Thursday.

Idaho PugRanch said...

YOUr mom is AMAZING! OUr mom can get free potatos from where she works but they give her 50 lb sacks
and they can't use that many up fast enough.If you want to see alot of potatoes, Mom's work makes about 2 MILLION lbs of french fries EVERY DAY!
hugs
Bailey, Hazel & Greta

scotsmad said...

Ahhhhh potatoes. SHE loves them..any way they come! Your mum is very clever. You're going to be very happy on cold winter's days!

Now, how is the Milkbone harvest coming?

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Sagira said...

Wow that is a lot of potatoes. :)

Mitch and Molly said...

Your mom is awesome, Frankie! Our mom would have freaked if she was faced with 45 pounds of potatoes! You guys are sure going to be eating good this winter!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

K9friend said...

Wish I knew how to can. Everything you described sounds delicious!

Pat
Critter Alley

chicamom85 said...

Holy Dogs, that was a lot of potatoes to take care of. Your Mom is really good for saving them all. NOw you can have them later. I was afraid that you(Frankie Furter) and Ernie would have to start eating them and then you would both get big tummies! Whooooooosh, I am glad it worked out.


Loveys Sasha

Two French Bulldogs said...

You could have at least played Mr Potato head
Benny & Lily

Jacobi said...

Potatoes are yummy. Soup is even more yummy. I hope you got some.

Licks,
Cobi

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Jan would go berserk if she suddenly had 45 lbs of potatoes since we don't have any canning stuff. But enjoy. :)

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Your mom is very talented at saving food, our Lady is not! Those totaoes look great! Lee and Phod

harrispen said...

Your mom's fingers must be sore from all that peeling. You all will be enjoying potatoes all winter now.

Millie & Walter

Ruby said...

Wowsa!!! Meat AND potatoes??!! I'll be right overs guys!!!
Your Moms is so smart cannin' all those potatoes...Ma just would have ate em' all....
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

Wallace Wright-Parkin said...

Your mom just amazes us!! She is SO clever - please tell her we give her TWO paws up!
Wally & Sammy

Bicontinental Dachshund said...

Impressive! We also have the same policy...no food gets wasted in our burrow!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

I have never tried to can potatoes.
I'll have to try one day! Thank you Luna!!

Jodi Stone said...

YOUR mom needs her own blog to share her canning recipe and secrets on. I had no idea you could can potatoes!! I've just started with jams, relishes and pickles and am looking into purchasing a canner. But I need help. ;-)