Friday, January 18, 2008

In Honor of Chicken and Rosemary POTATO Pizza This Weekend

This qualifies as a food posting in my rule book due to the fact these are "Potato Heads". It should come as no surprise that my love of food spills over to other parts of my life. My favorite toy of all time is the Potato Head. My children have 2 buckets of them and we play with them all the time. This is of course me on the left.

My Lil' Taters

Potato Heads have come a long way through the years with their new and improved longer does Mrs. Potato Head have to settle for plain ol' Mr. Potato Head. She can have her pick of Firefighter Potato Head or Rock Star Potato Head, even Happy Birthday Potato Head. I think Potatoes themselves have come along way too. No longer do we have to settle for lumpy mashed potatoes. We can roast them with herbs and olive oil, we can bake them off and top them with cheese and veggies, we can boil off some baby reds and smash them with a tub of herbed cream cheese. One of my favorite ways to serve mashed potatoes is to stir in some shredded Asiago cheese and a couple of tablespoons of sundried tomato pesto. Potaotes are so good for you, full of potassium. So when you find yourself getting bored with plain ol' Mr. Potato Head go ahead and stir in some pesto, herbed cream cheese or a little asiago and you will find you have rediscovered Mr. Potato Head all over again.

Boy, I must really be hurting for material here!!!


Lora said...

I had No idea they had made "new & improved" potato heads. I plan to buy some the very next time I am in the local toy department!

Your "Lil Taters" are precious!

the Jennings secede from the South said...

I used mr. potatoheads to teach spanish last year! Those kiddos loved it!

Obsessive Foodie or Food Addict....You Decide said...

How do you say "potato head" in spanish?? I took French.

Ann Miller said...

In lieu of the always healthy and nutritious meals I prepare for my family, (ha ha), I allowed a special Friday dinner last night--Popeye's; which is my husband's all-time favorite restaurant-but that is another story for another day. Anyway, in the kids meals there is a cute Mr. Potato Head toy. I am quite certain with your culinary skills, y'all do not frequent such fast food spots, but in the event it's your husband's night to cook...the kids loved them!

Obsessive Foodie or Food Addict....You Decide said...

LOL Ann, I have never been to Popeyes. I was going to do a segment on fast food. The only fast food I ever get a craving for is McDonalds. My husband loves a 2cheeseburger meal. I actually go there about 3 times a year. We took our kids there last week. I got a hamburger kids meal and we split a filet-o-fish it tasted sooo good. I don't know why I love McD's but I do. I do like Taco Hell also but who needs the hershey squirts....not me. We had RUNZA in Omaha which made a really good fast food burger too. I know that Snoop Dog loves Popeyes chicken hahahah.