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Monday, October 17, 2016

Idaho Sundae's

We've just finished Spud Harvest in our area.  All the potatoes are dug and the kids are back to school.  During potato harvest, I called my cousin who's family farms the land behind my Dad's house to see if I could buy some from her.  She let us come and pick potatoes off of the conveyor belt as they went into the cellar.  I took pictures of that last year and you can see those HERE.  We bought about 300 lbs of potatoes.  If the winter is cooperative, I'll have usable potatoes through April. 

I love storing potatoes with the dirt still on!  They keep so much better with dirt on and in a gunny sack in a cool, dry area, than they do from the store in those nasty plastic bags.  But you use what you can get, right?  These potatoes are Russet Burbanks.  The BEST in my opinion. (and at my house my opinion is what counts! )

Now that Spud Harvest is finished, there is no better way to celebrate than to eat the harvest!  Idaho Sundae's are a delicious and fun way to do that!  These are also fun to use for an April Fools dinner for your family.  

First off you'll need to make some good Idaho Mashed Potatoes...  but if you don't have the fresh potatoes for that, a thick instant potato product will do.  It needs to be thick enough to scoop with an ice cream scoop and hold its shape.   

Next you'll need your favorite gravy and meat.  We used Chicken Gravy Mix and cooked, diced chicken.  Chicken from a whole roasted deli chicken would work fine.

Once your ingredients are assembled, let everyone make their own Sundae with their favorite toppings!

Ingredients for Idaho Sundae's

Mashed Potatoes
Diced or shredded chicken, beef, or pork
Grated cheese
Cooked corn
Onion, diced and sauteed until browned and sweet
Sour Cream

Other toppings that your family may enjoy:

Sliced Olives
Sliced almonds or cashews
Grated Parmesan Cheese
Diced tomatoes or a cherry tomato for the top

If you have Sundae Glasses, put one small scoop of potatoes in the bottom.  Top with gravy and any other toppings you like.  Add another larger scoop of potatoes and then top with gravy, favorite toppings and a spoonful of sour cream on top.

Have fun assembling and eating this fun meal!

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