Wednesday, November 23, 2011

You Say Potato

I feel like I haven't been a really good blogger lately and I apologize. I think a lot of it has to do with having more anxiety at work for the past few months, since my new weird boss came on board. There has also recently been a lot of upheaval for my family with them losing their house and everyone scrambling to find other accommodations. Anxiety, apparently, is not this blogger's friend when it comes to writing. I am hopeful that things will be better soon. I really enjoy blogging and miss it when I can't get to it or feel unable to put my thoughts together.

Now...on to a simple Choose and Defend Wednesday. I thought since it is the day before Thanksgiving I would go with a food choice.  We all like food, right?  So here you go...Choose and Defend!  Do you prefer -

Potatoes
OR

Sweet Potatoes

As usual lately, not exactly a deep thinker...but still, I'd love to read your answers and the rousing defense of your choice!!!  Choose and Defend strikes again!

If I don't see you before....Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends and Happy Thursday to you other fine folks :)

12 comments:

jamesostafford said...

Why choose? Mash your sweet potatoes with your russets. Throw in some garlic, parsnip, maybe a carrot. Mashed root vegetables! If you're feeling frisky throw in some cabbage, too.

But if forced to choosed? Mashed non-sweet potatoes, all the way. The more butter the merrier.

3GKnight said...

Ewwww...sweet potatoes? non-sweet, fo' sho'. With roasted garlic and lots of butter.

I guess sweet potato fries are good, but that's about it.

3GKnight said...

Oh, and I hope things settle down for you soon. Or at least get back to normal. ;)

silverthoughts2 said...

Um,I really like both but I'm going to go with sweet.

silly rabbit said...

That is a very hard choice. But I must agree with silverthoughts2... and say sweet potatoes. They're kind of a veggie, but oh so desserty!

silly rabbit said...

Oops! A very happy Thanksgiving to you and all of yours!

laura b. said...

James: Veggie mash, eh? That could work...and butter for all! One for Potatoes.

3GK: I have to say that I share your sentiments :) Two for Potatoes.
(and thank you!)

Silver: Fair enough! One for Sweet Potatoes.

Silly: Add some cinnamon and marshmallows and you practically have pie! Two for Sweet Potatoes. And I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving too :)

Everyone: 2-2 on the big potato question. Can this tie be broken? Hmmmmm...

dmarks said...

I'd go for rice. I dislike potatoes unless they have been altered a LOT. But given these two choices, I'd say sweet potatoes.

secret agent woman said...

I love roasted sweet potatoes and also sweet potato pie. And they are better for you than regular potatoes. But when it comes to mashed potatoes, I'm a traditionalist and want them to be regular potatoes. Actually, I don't think I've ever made mashed potatoes, so I guess I've only had them when someone else makes them.

laura b. said...

Dmarks: As in cut up and fried and served with ketchup altered? haha! I'm not a HUGE fan either, as far a foods go :) Three for Sweet Potatoes.

Secret: I guess probably with fish, potatoes don't fit as well as other sorts of sides. So...Four for Sweet Potatoes?

Everyone: See how the tide can turn? Now Sweet Potatoes have a commanding lead of 4-2! Any other comments? They are ALWAYS welcome!

Churlita said...

I'm a way worse blogger than you. I say potato. I'm Irish and I will eat potatoes any way I can get them. I like sweet potatoes too, but just not the ones that are served with sugar. i like them more savory.

laura b. said...

Churlita: Maybe that is why I like potatoes...I am somewhat Irish too :) Three for Potatoes.

Now, 4-3, Sweet Potatoes v Potatoes!