Daily Archives: December 11, 2014

Purple Potatoes!

When I learned about resistant starch, we started keeping cold, boiled potatoes in a bowl in the fridge.  They are surprisingly tasty and so easy that they are our go-to choice for quick snacks.

We’ve been trying different types of ‘taters and quickly learned that smaller is better for cold, skin-on snacking.  After that, we found the small brown ones (early harvest baking potatoes) had bitter skins, so ick.  The small red ones (aka, new potatoes) were okay, but nowhere near as sweet and tasty as the little yellow ones.  These latter, which in our store are labeled Pee Wee Golds, quickly became our favorite.

Last week, David found small purples potatoes to try.  Oh my goodness, but are they delicious!  And the color didn’t blanche when I cooked them.  The skins are a dull grayish purple, but the insides are BRIGHT PURPLE, like Harold’s magical crayon. 🙂  Check out the GORGEOUS salad I just made.  Isn’t God so cool, making food nutritious AND delicious AND beautiful?!

2014_12 11 Purple potatoes

I googled to make sure the purple potatoes weren’t GMOs or something.  They’re not.  In fact, it turns out they are not just pretty and delicious.  They are also healthier for you than white ones!


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Unbroken opens on Christmas Day


Reprinted from IJ Review:

While filming Unbroken in Australia, director Angelina Jolie needed sunlight for the very last scene of the movie, but the rain kept pouring down.

So she did something she learned from the film’s subject, Louis Zamperini. According to the Christian Post:

“She was not a person of faith and had never prayed before but she found herself at the very last scene of the movie … they needed sunlight to shoot this very important scene and there had been a storm that had been going for a while,” Zamperini’s daughter Cynthia Garris said at a press conference in New York.

“[Angelina] said ‘I don’t know what I’m going to do, so I’ll do what Louie would do.’ She got on her knees and she prayed for a miracle … everybody saw it,” she recalled. “It stopped raining. The sun came out, a rainbow came out, she said, ‘let’s get this take’ [and] they shot the take. When she said ‘cut,’ it started to rain again.”

Zamperini was an Olympic runner who became a prisoner of war during World War II. He endured torture by his Japanese captors and survived 47 days in a raft after his plane crashed in the Pacific.

The film tells his story — How, in his lowest moment, he turned to God and had his prayers answered. Before his death in July of 2014 he met with Jolie multiple times and testified about his faith. These conversations seem to have impacted the actress.

Zamperini’s daughter says:

I’ll tell you, when my father died we were all with him in the hospital. [Angelina] came about 45 minutes later and she was pointing above saying ‘I know he’s with us, I know he’s there with God.’


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Speaking only for myself,I am averse to crowded parking lots,rude shoppers and long checkout lines. DW takes it all in stride,so that’s why she shops by herself. I’m finished except for SIL and my two daughters. I do almost all my shopping online and will be done by next Wednesday. DW said Miss Isabel and Miss Olivia wanted characters from the Disney movie Frozen,and we saw them at Walmart 6 weeks ago. We decided to buy them then,because they wouldn’t be there very long. From what I’ve read they’re THE hot toy this Christmas. The last must-have I can remember was the Cabbage Patch dolls,which I managed to score for my oldest many years ago.

Truth is,I’m getting a little sick of the political Kabuki going on where you can’t tell one party from the other and the violence we are accosted by every day. So I thought trying to get into a little Christmas spirit might be helpful. I have many christmas funnies to post,which I will start doing directly.

Sold-out $119 Disney Frozen castle for sale on eBay at $700 as touts cash in on parents’ desperation for this year’s must have toy
With Christmas approaching, the $119 toy – made by Mattel Inc – is sold out
Still plenty of other Frozen-themed toys available – but only for now


Beats the heck out of talking about the nearly half-dozen murders of white women and girls by drooling,ignorant primates this week.











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