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  1. Food challenges
    Sometimes when it's not payday I have to cook like I was on the food channel show "chopped" and instead of the mystery basket, I have to use what's in my cabinets and freezer to make good meals. I thought it would be fun to share recipes that take 4 or less ingredients to make. Here is mine...
  2. Homesteading and gardening
    14 April 2012 Planting Potatoes 14 April 2012 Planting Potatoes. Four rows were prepared for planting potatoes. The variety selected was Russian Blue (purple flesh), Alaskan Sweetheart (Red tinged flesh), and Russet Burbank (Red skin and white flesh). A total of 68 potatoes are to be planted...
  3. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    I'm getting together today with a friend to make some freezer meals and one of our recipes is my Scalloped Potatoes and Ham. We thought we'd make frozen dinners for the crock pot, and just bag everything uncooked and freeze flat..now I'm worried about the raw potatoes. Should we blanch them...
  4. Homesteading and gardening
    I am asking you as you are in the same zone.When are you planning to plant yours.I have some that have huge eyes and would like to get them planted as soon as I can safely do so. I was thinking of potting them in the GH now for planting later but have never tried this before,but then again whats...
  5. Meal planning
    While we were at Aldi we saw cans of candied sweet potatoes last week. These are different than the regular canned ones. We bought 2 as they were .99 each to try. They were amazingly good so we got 6 cans today. They only rang up at .49 each this week! We are hoping they go lower next week...
  6. Question and Answer
    I have 20 pounds of potatoes,10 pounds need to be used asap... i thought about freezing them but not sure how... can you can potatoes? Id apreciate any suggestions
  7. Rebates, Refunds, Forms, etc
    The next time you are at Walmart, look for specially maked boxes of Idahoan Instant Boxed Potatoes that come with a mail-in rebate for a FREE box (up to $4.98).
  8. Question and Answer
    What is the best way to store russet potatoes and sweet potatoes? Local stores are selling russets for $1.99/15 lbs and sweet potatoes/yams for 48c/lb. Good prices and I want to stock up. Doing some web searching it says to store in a cool dry place. I've always kept my russets in the fridge...
  9. Homesteading and gardening
    11 September 2010 Russian Blue Potatoes 11 September 2010 Russian Blue Potatoes. Ten plants were grown and the average weight was 3.2 lbs per plant. The smallest yield was 2 lbs and the largest 5 pounds per plant. From previous years three pounds per plant is about normal for a good yield. I...
  10. Homesteading and gardening
    15 September 2010 Agria Potatoes Harvested. 15 September 2010 Agria Potatoes Harvested Potatoes were harvest for Winter storage. This depicts the Agria, which is a fine quality potato. There was no damage with any of the potatoes and very few were discarded. They will be kept in a cold room...
  11. Homesteading and gardening
    15 September 2010 Alaska Sweetheart Potatoes Harvested. 15 September 2010 Alaska Sweetheart Potatoes Harvested The tubers are small and the yield of 17 pounds from seven plants is low, but may be typical, but the potatoes are excellent quality, and are utilized whole as small potatoes. The...
  12. Homesteading and gardening
    11 September 2010 Yukon Gold Test Box Potatoes 11 September 2010 Yukon Gold Test Box Potatoes Yukon Gold Potatoes were harvested today. A total weight of 23.5 pounds was harvested from the 4 by 4 foot test area. The quality is excellent. Another plant could probably be placed in the center of...
  13. Homesteading and gardening
    12 September 2011 Potatoes 12 September 2011 Potatoes. Potatoes were dug today after all the vegetation had died off. This was not my finest moment,since my expectations are from 4 to 8 pound per plant. Total was about was about 50, to 60 pounds, where I usually get around four hundred pounds...
  14. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    well i finally got around to doing something instead of sitting in the dark all the time--i's pressure canning 20 lbs. of redskin potatoes in wide mouth quart jars-makes 21 jars -I'm on the last batch now then i can rest for the nite -next ill be doing peaches and pears-still around just taking...
  15. Kitchen Basics
    I like to store potatoes at home, but I have a problem with them sprouting and going soft. The softening is really what bothers me. Up til now, I've been storing them in a natural bamboo basket, uncovered, on the counter, as I had nowhere else to put them. Now that we're moving and I'll have...
  16. General Chat
    Sent the kid to the store for milk and potatoes. Brought the receipt back...GEESH!!!!! $7.99...for #10 of potatoes. Not a diamond ring but POTATOES! Just had to do a rant. This is unreal...dirty old potatoes.
  17. Homesteading and gardening
    8 May 2011 Yukon Gold Potatoes 8 May 2011 Yukon Gold Potatoes Six Yukon gold potatoes were planted in a trench 8 feet by 1 foot wide. They will be carefully attended during the growing season to ascertain the potatoes by weight, that can be obtained from an area, allowing about a square foot...
  18. Homesteading and gardening
    30 April 2011 Planting Potatoes 30 April 2011 Planting Potatoes Four rows of potatoes were planted, fourteen tubers per row for a total of 56 potatoes. Cultivars are Purple Viking, Green Mountain, All Red, Pacific Russet. These are all seed potatoes from Eagle Creek. The in row spacing is 20...
  19. Homesteading and gardening
    26 April 2011 Chitting Potatoes 26 April 2011 Chitting Potatoes Required are about 96 potato plants in the home garden. This year the chosen are All Red, Purple Viking, Green Mountain, and Pacific Russet. I expect about four pounds plus from each plant. The seed potatoes were chitted for about...
  20. Homesteading and gardening
    29 September 2010 Russian Blue Potatoes Fall Planting 29 September 2010 Russian Blue Potatoes Fall Planting Noticing over the last few years that potatoes missed when digging in the Fall are in perfect condition, and start growing early in the Spring, I decided to determine if a Fall planting...
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