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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Love That Spud!


Potato chips, potato curls, home fries, French fries, baked potatoes, scalloped potatoes, sliced potatoes, diced potatoes, mashed potatoes, casseroled, as a salad, in a pie, fully stuffed or basically plain, served with love they are all the same...simply delicious! It's quite obvious what the celebration to come is about so no need to delay.

August 18, 19 or maybe 23 is...

National Potato Day

http://awakenings2012.blogspot.com/2014/07/idaho-rugged-beauty.html

There hardly seems to be two sources with the same date for National Potato Day or just Potato Day for that matter. Since the potato is so-o-o-o versatile being delicious any way it is prepared having three days to celebrate is really not a bad idea. In addition, the potato has gr-r-r-r-reat nutritional value!
Keep in mind this is the potato...NOT including butter, sour cream, or oil for frying!
It’s National Potato Day! Potatoes have been popular parts of diets around the world for centuries. Cheap and easy to prepare, spuds are America’s favorite side dish. Accompanying everything from a juicy burger to a Thanksgiving turkey, this vegetable can be served with almost anything. 

Did you know that more than 45 billion pounds of potatoes are harvested in the U.S. each year? Potatoes are not only tasty—they’re good for you! They contain high levels of important vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, potassium, and iron. Enjoy potatoes prepared your favorite way to celebrate National Potato Day!
A Bit of Potato Trivia...
The world’s biggest potato weighed 18 pounds, 4 ounces, according to Guinness Book of World Records. Seventy-three medium fries at McDonald’s could be sold with that big of a spud!


 Is your mouth watering yet?