Wednesday, January 6, 2016

The Wonderful Potato

This is Day 3 of the 20 Days of Chill writing challenge hosted by P. J. at A ‘lil HooHaa. Today's prompt is Life just wouldn't be the same. Please visit the other participants to see how their lives would be changed.

There are a lot of factors that can change one's life. Anything can happen at any time. Things beyond our control can spiral until we are left spinning into infinity. Relax, that's not where we are going here.

No, what I'm going to talk about today, while less ominous, is still quite serious. I'm talking about potatoes - baked, boiled, fried, roasted, scalloped, mashed, hashed or any other way you fix 'em. 

I was weaned on potatoes (a.k.a. taters). I love 'em. I could have hash browns for breakfast, fries for lunch and a baked potato for dinner. I couldn't imagine a world without potatoes.

Potatoes are healthy and nutritious, at least until you deep fry them or load them up with butter or gravy. One medium potato has about 165 calories and a whopping 70% of your daily vitamin C needs. They are also a good source for Vitamin B, Potassium and Magnesium.

There you have it folks. Taters are good and good for you. Life just wouldn't be the same without 'em!

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  1. I too was raised with potatoes almost everyday. There are just so many options when fixing them... you can't go wrong :)

    1. Yes, breakfast, lunch and dinner, they go with everything!

  2. I love me some potatoes. No doubt about that. Life would be tough without those delicious taters in it. Good call!

  3. This past Christmas I hosted dinner at my house with my parents from Idaho, and my husband's parents from India and potatoes were one of the foods that everyone at the table could agree on (the list is short) and so I served potatoes 4 ways - aloo gobi, samosas with potato filling, roasted potatoes and onions and of course mashed potatoes to go with the turkey. Some people would say it was too much, but I thought it was just right.

    1. That all sounds delicious and I would sample all the potatoes. I don't know if I've ever had aloo gobi, but if it's taters, I'd give it a try.


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