Monday, November 21, 2022

Yellow Potatoes

Last Saturday, I was in the grocery store looking for yellow potatoes, but oddly I didn't see them anywhere. Except there were some tiny yellow potatoes about the size of a cherry tomato, so those wouldn't do. I usually make yellow mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving and Christmas because the skin is so thin that you don't have to peel them. 

Once boiled, all I have to do is put them in the mixer. People who don't like to eat the skin, are good with mashed yellow potatoes. At least in my family. 

Someone was stocking the potatoes, so I asked her if they had any yellow potatoes other than these small ones. "Yellow potatoes???" she looks at me as if I'm crazy. I'm like "Yes. Yellow." 

"I don't normally work here. I'm just helping out. My husband does the cooking."

So I'm thinking: That must be nice.

She keeps seeming stunned by the question. So, I'm like "Yeah, they're yellow. The same as these brown ones, except yellow." 

I felt like saying "I assure you there is such a thing." 

Then another employee came along, so she asked her and apparently, they were sold out. However, they had some white potatoes hiding in a corner.

"Are those okay?" 

"Yes, these will do. Thank you."

When grocery shopping, I'm used to not getting exactly what I want or not at all. Aren't we all? It could be worse. What if there weren't any potatoes at all? I'd be buying instant potatoes. So, I'm thankful and content with the white potatoes. They also had plenty of turkeys. 

My Thanksgiving dinner isn't that complicated. I have turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, green beans and rolls. 

What will you be eating this Thursday? 

Have a great one. 

1 comment:

  1. I'd probably just make chicken wings and maybe peas and/or cheese sticks or something. I've never liked turkey so I haven't really "missed" it at Thanksgiving since the pandemic.

    Fun Fact: I put some microwave egg rolls and fried rice in my food chopper thing and it basically wound up with the texture and taste of stuffing.

    Happy Thanksgiving!