Do you know what happens when an unorganized person goes to the store and they are having a one day sale on bags of potatoes with a limit of 2? The very unorganized person pushes the knowledge that they have half a bag of the potatoes at home out of their brain and buys 2 bags!
What on Earth am I going to do with all these potatoes? A quick internet search confirmed what I already knew which is that for the most part potatoes do not freeze all that well. Thankfully, the bags will keep for a bit but still I am going to have to make an effort to use this giant pile of potatoes in a timely manner! I did a search yesterday on Pinterest and found a few ideas to test out on my “lucky” family but I also want to make sure we don’t eat potatoes every single night this week! This has been a rather strange fall for us so far as we are simply not busy in the evenings like in past years (I was busy today helping at the elementary school thus the late post). It is nice to have time to prepare dinner and play around with potato recipes. It is also nice not to have to rush through dinner. Here’s what we’ll be eating this week:
MONDAY: No potatoes today! We had spaghetti and meatballs (per request)
TUESDAY: Pork Roast in the crock pot (changing things up a bit!) which we’ll turn into BBQ sandwiches for the kids but I’ll serve it with mashed potatoes for my husband
WEDNESDAY: Hamburgers and Hot Dogs on the grill with these homemade potato chips
THURSDAY: Indonesian Ginger Chicken (I bought fresh ginger just for this recipe!)
FRIDAY: This pie with potatoes and ham which has me incredibly intrigued. Leftovers are my backup plan in the event this is not a hit with everyone.
G and I had twice baked potatoes for lunch on Sunday and then I used more baked potato insides to try out this idea at dinner. I didn’t dress them up though as we were out of bacon and I didn’t add any cheese. I’m thinking potato rounds turned into mini-pizzas might make a lunchtime appearance for this coming weekend. I know I could make potato soup but I’m the only one that would be touching it. So what would you make if you suddenly found yourself with a surplus of potatoes?
I’m linking up to Menu Plan Monday over at I’m an Organizing Junkie. If you are still trying to plan your menu (and a late plan is always better than no plan at all!), go check it out for lots of ideas and inspiration!