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From: sf 
Date: Sat, 07 Jan 2006 10:54:30 -0800
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Just talked to a single person who bought a 15 pound sack of potatoes.
Oy.

http://2005recipes.idahopotato.com/

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From: Ranee Mueller 
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 12:57:54 -0800
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sf wrote:
> Just talked to a single person who bought a 15 pound sack of potatoes.

   We buy 50 pound sacks.  We usually get through all of them, but even 
if we don't, it's still cheaper than getting the smaller sacks.  They 
cost $5.99 for the sack, so even if we only use half, we've still saved 
a great deal of money.

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From: MoM 
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2006 08:22:08 -0500
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Ranee Mueller wrote:
>   We buy 50 pound sacks.  We usually get through all of 
> them, but even
> if we don't, it's still cheaper than getting the smaller 
> sacks.  They
> cost $5.99 for the sack, so even if we only use half, 
> we've still saved
> a great deal of money.

We did that till we discovered a local farmer who sold 
potatoes.  We could only get 24 lb bags but they were the 
best potatoes I've ever had.  Red.  Now he's out and I'm 
almost out.  And.  He's not growing them any longer.  I get 
my eggs from him too.

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From: kevnbro 
Date: 10 Jan 2006 13:01:44 -0800
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sf wrote:
>Just talked to a single person who bought a 15 pound sack of potatoes.

 Who says they're for eatin'... maybe this person has a potato cannon
and many enemies.  Kev

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From: Jude 
Date: 10 Jan 2006 13:32:59 -0800
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Once, when I was single and living by myslef. I got laughed at by the
grocery stiore clerk for buying 1 potato. "A single potato? never seen
anybody buy that before. What's a person gonna do with one single
potato? Damn, hahahahahahaha....!"

Well gee, I was gonna take it home and bake it and put butter and sour
cream and chives and cheese into it. I thought it was a good, easy,
frugal, college-kid dinner. But it sure made me feel silly!

Nowadays, nobody laughs at me when I buy my 3 potatoes! (I get
yellowfinns in 5 lb sacks and red potatoes in 3 lb bags, but my
baking(russet) potatoes i buy loose when I need em. Never can buy one
without thinking of that day, though.

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From: Dave Smith 
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 16:43:52 -0500
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Jude wrote:

> Once, when I was single and living by myslef. I got laughed at by the
> grocery stiore clerk for buying 1 potato. "A single potato? never seen
> anybody buy that before. What's a person gonna do with one single
> potato? Damn, hahahahahahaha....!"

I sometimes buy one potato. My wife and I are both allergic to them,
though I occasionally have on. I few weeks ago I made the mistake of
buying three potatoes and my wife pointed out that we already had 2 left
over from a few weeks before.   :-)

> Nowadays, nobody laughs at me when I buy my 3 potatoes! (I get
> yellowfinns in 5 lb sacks and red potatoes in 3 lb bags, but my
> baking(russet) potatoes i buy loose when I need em. Never can buy one
> without thinking of that day, though.

I realize that it would be a lot cheaper to buy my potatoes by the bag,
but we end up having to throw half of them out.  At least we learned where
to start looking for the source of that horrid smell.

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From: Nancy Young 
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2006 08:54:20 -0500
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Jude wrote:

> Once, when I was single and living by myslef. I got laughed at by the
> grocery stiore clerk for buying 1 potato. "A single potato? never seen
> anybody buy that before. What's a person gonna do with one single
> potato? Damn, hahahahahahaha....!"
>
> Well gee, I was gonna take it home and bake it and put butter and sour
> cream and chives and cheese into it. I thought it was a good, easy,
> frugal, college-kid dinner. But it sure made me feel silly!

That's a funny story.

> Nowadays, nobody laughs at me when I buy my 3 potatoes! (I get
> yellowfinns in 5 lb sacks and red potatoes in 3 lb bags, but my
> baking(russet) potatoes i buy loose when I need em. Never can buy one
> without thinking of that day, though.

I buy baking potatoes loose, too.  Usually I will buy more than one;
if I'm going to bake one, why not 2?  Then there are stuffed potatoes
from the leftovers, cooks up right quick.

Also, the potatoes I buy for baking, they are Enormous.  Right off
the bat they are easily 2 potatoes in one.

But, this week a bag of potatoes was 5 lbs, buy one get one free.
Well ... 10 lbs of potatoes is a lot for me, but I'll try to use them up
before they go bad, and I wasn't about to leave my free potatoes at
the store, right?

Since you reminded me, I'm off to boil up some eggs to make
potato salad later.  Thanks.

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From: LewZephyr 
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 13:47:14 GMT
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I needed a babel fish to understand sf:
>Just talked to a single person who bought a 15 pound sack of potatoes.

How do you store your potato's?  In the plastic bag they came in? In a
drawer?  Any particular tips to help them last a little longer...

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From: Nancy1 
Date: 17 Jan 2006 12:47:31 -0800
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LewZephyr wrote:
> How do you store your potato's?  In the plastic bag they came in? In a
> drawer?  Any particular tips to help them last a little longer...

(Potatoes - the plural form - has an e, and no apostrophes.)

Potatoes should be stored in a relatively cool, dark space.  I store
mine in the bag they come in, inside a cupboard.  They get no light,
and it's a pretty cool spot.  I still need to check now and then and
rub off any eyes that are developing into sprouts.


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