The only way to make potatoes.

May 6, 2013


Hands down, my favorite part of Lloyd’s dad’s surprise party was when we went to Grandma’s house to help with the food. Lloyd’s sister asked me to unload a bunch of stuff out of a plastic bin – bags and boxes of food and several crock pots. I held the last crock pot and said, “Now what goes in this?” She replied, “Oh, I don’t want those – I want the container to mix the potatoes in.”

What the what? Count me it!

It was hilarious. I kept thinking that it was like the episode of M*A*S*H where Hawkeye wants to mix all the fresh eggs up to make French toast – it was just an unimaginable amount of food. Bags and bags of hash browns, a baggie of chopped onion, cans and cans of cream of chicken soup, a container and a half of sour cream and a couple of bags of cheese.

Stirring it was a Herculean task, and I bent a couple of big spoons. Then it got packed into two big roasters (and had a couple of sticks of butter thrown in) and cooked for a few hours.

Awesome. Absolutely awesome.






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4 Responses to “The only way to make potatoes.”

  1. Kristi Said on:

    Oh, yummy. I could eat an entire meal of those potatoes.


  2. Jill Said on:

    Those potatoes are a staple at every holiday meal for our family. We call them new year’s eve potatoes, but I have no idea why. Is there a name for yours?


    • Lauren Said on:

      I had never heard of these potatoes until I moved to Nebraska and somebody called them confirmation potatoes. I’ve also heard them referred to as company potatoes. I hereby dub them Tub Potatoes.


  3. Brad Said on:

    Instead of stirring it with a spoon, you should have put the lid on it and pushed it down a hill.


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