Friday, October 22, 2010

To Idaho, With Love.

Dear Mr. Idaho Potato Farmer,
I can't tell you enough how grateful I am for all that you do to ensure that folks over here in my parts have a wonderful crop of potatoes to purchase and cook with. As I dumped 5# of your delicious produce into my sink, the smell of dirt overcame me, and I felt connected to the very hands that planted, grew and cultivated this wonderful staple crop. As I scrubbed, and peeled and cubed...I thanked God for you and your place in this world.
Cheers to you, dirty potatoes, and the Ham and Bean Soup they are to enhance.
God Bless,
Jamie


And God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.” And it was so. ~Genesis 1:11

2 comments:

Tania said...

If the story had ended with cheesy potato soup I would be over - but even the smell of ham and bean soup takes me back to my childhood and having to sit at the table until it was gone - BLECH!!!!

BTW - what happened to all that resting you were supposed to be doing????

jamie said...

Tania...you crack me up! I do love me a good cheesy potato soup too, but ham and bean...well that's just as simple and hardy as it gets, with a slab of corn bread on the side...mmmmmmmm.
(I had a bowl for lunch as a preview..quality assurance..and another bowl for supper. Sam said I'm gonna "blast" the baby out. Hee hee. Gotta love those beans too!!!)