Saturday, February 18, 2012

Hot Potatoes!

 The Potato Cookers!

As you'll probably remember; Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder is Dylan's FAVOURITE book!  We are actually about mid-way reading it through for the third time!  Just the other night my husband were putting Dylan to bed and reading the chapter in which Almanzo and Alice put potatoes in a fire.  The very next evening after my husband came home from work...he said he had a great idea for some fun after dinner!

Yes you guessed it...he wanted to cook potatoes in the fire!  Dylan was so excited.  So after dinner Daddy, Dylan and Amy lit a wood fire and once it was hot enough they pierced a few potatoes and wrapped them in baking foil (save one...just to see) so they wouldn't get dirty!


 Mmmm...Fire-Roasted Spuds!

About half an hour later, we ate the delicious potatoes with lots of butter!  Dylan agreed that eating potatoes Almanzo's way was best!


Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

How wonderful that you were able to cook them in an actual fireplace! After reading Farmer Boy, Josiah really wanted to cook a potato, too. I made him use the oven. NOT nearly as exciting, LOL! I love Dylan's face in that last picture. It is so fun to do things out of the ordinary :)

Chelle said...

That is so cool.

Nikki said...

I LOVE your blog too!:)Those potatoes really made me want one.Too bad Ireland is SO far away.:)I enjoy reading about your family.