One of my friends, Brad, commented on the fact that people rarely brought potatoes to a potluck any more. He really enjoyed that I brought potatoes, because he had almost forgotten how much he liked them. (I am paraphrasing here. He said something along those lines over 6 months ago... )
Somehow potatoes have gotten this reputation that they are not healthy. Something about the glycemic index and that they were high in carbs - and - gasp - definitely not paleo. Granted, those cheesy hashbrown potatoes didn't pass as a health food, even though I left out the butter the recipe called for. But what's that old adage? Everything in moderation! Trust me, a potato can be part of your balanced diet - even if you are a diabetic.
Oh, the humble potato. To a German, potatoes area a staple food and I know that my mother could make potato dishes for a month without repeating herself - and I am not talking about just changing the toppings on your baked potato - or the spices used on your fries.
I wondered how long I could go without repeating myself. I'd never know unless I tried it. So I threw out a challenge for myself - and accepted it on that Monday in August of 2015. I would be bringing potatoes to every potluck- and I would not repeat myself for as long as I could.
Today we write the 19th of March 2016 and I have not repeated myself, yet. I will share the new recipes in this blog as I make them - for as long as I continue making potatoes for Monday night dinner. I will also revisit the old ones as time permits.
Hail to the versatile potato!
Update: I have created an overview of the potato dishes that I have already made. I will update it as time permits.