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Posted on 11/13/2010 6:53:32 AM PST by Outlaw Woman
Weekend, November 13 & 14
The Thanksgiving Table: The Mashed Potatoes
Nevertheless...the LORD your God turned the curse into a blessing for you, because the LORD your God loves you. Deuteronomy 23:5
Recommended Reading Nehemiah 13:1-3
There's nothing simple about mashed potatoes. A combination of soil, sun, and water produces an underground crop of tubers that are dug up, cleaned off, and cooked in a pot of boiling water. The heat and kinetic energy bursts the walls of the starch within the potatoes, which releases an enzyme named amylase that breaks down starch and creates a kind of sugar. These chemical interactions trap water, creating a glue that thickens the dish. Peering into the pot, we decide to add butter to the whole thing, and milk, maybe cream, probably salt and pepper, often cheese, perhaps some parsley...Well, you have your own recipe. But somehow these dirty underground roots become a beautiful, white, whipped addition to our dinner table.
Think of mashed potatoes as an example of God's ability to whip blessings out of the daily, dirty tubers of life. He knows how to grind our circumstances in the potato masher of His providence, turn curses into blessings, and bring good out of bad. And that's a perfect accompaniment to thanksgiving.
What I say is that, if a fellow really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow. A. A. Milne, author of Winnie-the-Pooh
Read-Thru-the-Bible 1 Corinthians 10:1-15:34
I can really relate to today’s message! Yummmmmm!