February is dedicated to the potato. Potatoes are probably one of the most versatile and well spread vegetable. Commonly associated with the Irish, the type of potatoes we eat today actually originated from South America.
Be sure to store your potatoes in a well ventilated and cool place so they last longer. There are thousands of varieties of potatoes and plenty of ways to cook them and even craft with them.
They can be used for much than just a side dish. Add them to your main course and warm up with this Potato Leek Soup.
Try making these Potato Bacon Twists for an unbelievably tasty snack! These fries twisted in strips of Bacon will make your mouth water.
One Potato, Two Potato
Another awesome way to use potatoes are for stamp making. They’re cheap and easy to make and great for children. Cut out your desired shape using a knife and then use with ink or paint. You can make everything from hearts and snowmen to sailboats and flowers.
Turn your Potato into Mr. Potato Head by using toothpicks and whatever foods you have hanging around your kitchen. Begin putting together your potato head by securing each piece of food with a toothpick. This is a great activity for you to do with the kids.
This special root veggie can even help you clean your carpets. Grate a raw potato and rub over the surface of the carpet and finish off with a clean cloth, wring out with warm water.
Stuck in a sticky situation? Potatoes to the rescue! You can use potatoes to remove glue stuck to your hands. Use it while washing your hands to help clean them up.
Puffy tired eyes…we all get them from time to time. Place two slices of potatoes over your eyes and sit and relax for about 10 minutes or so. They will help relieve some of the puffiness from your eyes.