Thursday, June 25, 2015

Thursday 'Tater Tale

Monday afternoon I was taking my 87th cat nap of the day when
all of a sudden I hear a kerplunk on the table.

 Mom was chattering away about what a find she had and how it was a happy accident yada yada yada!  So I decided to 
pop up for a look-see, per chance it was FOR ME
 OMCs it wasn't for me but it did smell most interesting
and well you know when the moms are excited it is contagious.
I'll let mom tell you about the Happy Accident....
Mom here:   Last week in the produce area of the  grocery store I 'meant' to buy a 3 lb bag of  fresh *new taters (*that is what we call red 'taters here in the South). Monday night as I was preparing to cook them, I noticed  I had something new. Steamables tripled washed and ready to cook in the bag in the microwave in 8 minutes.  I normally cook new 'taters in my pressure cooker.  However, as hot as it was I thought what the heck.  I was just a tad skeptical they would cook in 8 minutes because all of the taters were not the same size.  Color me surprised, when after 8 minutes, I took them out of the microwave let them sit for 1 minute, cut open the bag to find they were completely done.
AND DELICIOUS exactly enough for 2 piggies like 
Madi's peeps.


Yep the bag was right up in the left hand corner is says
side delights!! I will be buying these jewels AGAIN!!

37 comments:

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

That is a find....especially for very hot weather.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I'd eat 'em. Especially with the chicken fat that was rendered from the skin appetizers from my party!

Lone Star Cats said...

I bet I'd eat em!

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Our Mommy just loves happy accidents like this one!
Happy Thursday!
XOXO from your besties.

Mark Muller said...

please don't laugh, but we never saw such magic taters... that's a revolution, when you can cook it in a bag... and they are ready to eat... no dirty paws, no handling with a steamer pot.... what an invention... please give that guy who had this idea the noble prize... and the moneeeh... he deserved it!
easy rider

Julie said...

Yum, yum...what a tasty Happy Accident...a bit like the tasty accident Mum had last night when she dropped a bit of cheese while she was trying to grate it...I managed to hoover that before she got it..very tasty!!!
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Mildred said...

New to me and in this summer heat....a great idea. Thx for sharing and Madi, you are so cute! xoxo

Marg said...

I have tried those steamables and they are good. Glad the Mom made that discovery. So, now you need a surprise Madi. You all stay as cool as you can.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
It's cold enough here for me to still won't trad baked tatties - and any other baked veges... so's can put the oven on and hug it.... but I hear ya... Madi, you definitely need to have a 'find' now... hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OMD that was a most interesting and Convenient Happy Accident... Our mom gets Broccoli that comes in steamer bags... and it always comes out PAWFECT...

The Florida Furkids said...

Mom always calls them New Potatoes too...um....like she would buy OLD potatoes? Humans are strange!! We think that was a happy accident. Mom is going to try them.

Hugs, your guy Raz and The Florida Furkids

Sandra said...

i cook my 'new taters' in the microwave, i just buy the little bag dump in a plate, cover with paper towel and cook 8 minutes. i have not seen these here, what a happy accident. also if you take the little red or brown small taters, cut in half and lay them cut side down, and nuke they cook really fast depending on how many you use. i also bake sweet potato and the big irish tater wrapped in paper towel. poke a fork in the tater, wrap it and nuke it 8 or 9 minutes

tubby3pug said...

glad they were tasty

retro rover

The JR said...

I'll be looking for them at the store. Sounds good to me, no water, no mess.

stellaroselong said...

We faught they were apples.
stella rose

Kathy said...

That is impressive to cook new potatoes in only 8 minutes! Perfect for a hot day where you don't want to make the kitchen hotter!
Hugs,
Kathy and Molly

Idaho PugRanch said...

OMD! our peeps love the veggies that steam in a bag, but they have not seen the taters in a steam bag like that! Cool!
hugs
Mr Bailey, Hazel & mabel

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

What a great accidental discovery!!! Thanks for sharing, Mom is going to look for them today.

Happy Thursday, Madi and Mom.

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

The Adventures of The Bell Fur Zoo said...

Oh Yum that is a good find! We love new potatoes :)

xoxo, Ginger, Matt & Matilda's Mom

Oz theTerrier said...

Steamable red taters?!? We need to check those out!
Oz

Brian said...

Dang, yummy things falling from the sky is wonderful pretty Madi!

Sketching with Dogs said...

Wow, I am impressed! I have never been able to cook potatoes in the microwave.
Hope they bring them out here.
Lynne x

Two French Bulldogs said...

Did you taste it? Did you taste it!
Snorts,
Lily & Edward

Bouncing Bertie said...

That is a new one on us too.
But we are a bit confused, 'cos here in Scotland we have 'new potatoes' but they are not red…?

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Mom found some this morning with butter and garlic mixed in:) She is going to give them a try tonight for dinner with chicken - we think we will get to taste the chicken:)

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

The Whiskeratti said...

Our Mom says she might have to try these.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

madi...if de spuds iz that good...just think oh how good ther friez iz !!!! due ya noe if they make friez !! ?? oh, N wait til yur dad findz out yur mom used magic marker on de seet cuzhion !! :) ♥♥♥

Terri said...

Doncha' love when you try something new and it/they are awesome?

Dory and the Mama said...

We just love stories with happy endings ;-)! Mama is going to keep her eyes open for these...her and Daddy just love Red taters!!
Smileys!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

onespoiledcat said...

Easy peasy! My Mom says things are getting EASIER in the kitchen when it comes to cookin' because of things like THESE and the other "steamable" veggies in bags....all set to go....wham, bam, thank you SAM!

Hugs, Sammy

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I am glad you liked them, anything quick and tasty is good. I admire you for using a pressure cooker ever- I am afraid of them.

Chef Sasha said...

Mommy says yummy but I can't have them yet. I hope I can try them sometime.

Ziggy Out!!

Millie and Walter said...

We love seeing you peek your head from under the table. It sure is funny how such a simple thing as easy to fix taters can make the peeps all giddy. BOL!

The Island Cats said...

They're making foods easier and easier for humans. Maybe one day they'll make cans of food that us cats can open ourselves. :)

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Mates. Mmmmm, anything that is quick and easy is a bonus for sure. Glad they were yummy. Have a purrfect weekend. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Wallace Wright-Parkin said...

Mom LOVES red taters butt sadly for her, she has to prepare them the old fashioned way *BOL*
Wally & Sammy

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Love red potatoes with green beans!