Does anyone not like potatoes? Minato describes digging up the potatoes from the ground (something which I have had a part in one time, and then got to eat the very potatoes) and then enjoying the cooking of them as much as the eating. Whenever I think about how much I like potatoes I can't help but remember a paragraph my daughter wrote about them in first grade. The assignment was to use as many of her spelling words as she could:
My Mom is making mashed potato casserole. She has to chop cheese. My Dad has to shop for the ingredients. I love it very much. (I think chop, shop, cheese and much were her spelling words for that week. The assignment hung on my refrigerator for years, much longer than any other. The paragraph so lovingly demonstrated how our family worked together to prepare our meal, and also that mashed potato casserole was clearly a comfort food to her. The recipe comes from the More-With-Less Cookbook by Doris Janzen Longacre. It is quite simple to prepare. Mash potatoes, add cooked spinach, sprinkle cheese on top and bake in a casserole dish.