Happy Birthday, Spud

15 Jan

Spud is nineteen today.  Happy birthday, my little potato cake.

He got there despite all the roasting I’ve given him, half-baked parent that I am. To be fair, though, I never beet him; and I yam a loving mother to my sweet potato.

He’s a chip off the old block because he’s a Golden Wonder to me, and never grates my nerves, fries my beans or sets me boiling.  I’ve done my best to raise a good crop and he hasn’t given me any hasselback, despite the many downright hash browns I’ve made.  We’ve had a lot of fun and latke, that’s for sure; though I sometimes leave him steaming, but that’s no skin off my nose.  Still, I don’t want to be peeling him off the walls.  He is my King Edward, after all; and he who pays the Maris Piper calls the tune.

Well, I’d better go – I hear him gnocching but he can’t come in because I’m typing this.  I don’t want him stewing; that will leave me having to sauté him out and it is his birthday.

Happy birthday, my darling little tater tot.  Here’s a birthday mashup for you:


28 Responses to “Happy Birthday, Spud”

  1. sharechair January 15, 2015 at 13:05 #

    19!! and I’m sure you remember taking that pic with the cigar …. as though it was yesterday. Geez, time goes SO fast!! Happy Birthday!! (I never knew there were so many possible ways to refer to a potato) I’m guessing he’s a “chip” (my contribution) off the old block! 🙂


  2. jmgoyder January 15, 2015 at 13:42 #

    Spud and I are TWINS!


  3. katharinetrauger January 15, 2015 at 14:01 #

    Happiest of days to you Mr. Spudnic! We have loved laughing at your expense through the years and feel as if you are partly ALL our son. I truly hope it is a grand day for you and that your mama does something special to make up for this roast! 😉


  4. misswhiplash January 15, 2015 at 14:18 #

    happy Birthday Mr Spud…what a proud mother you have..she is so tickled pink that her seed potato is now into a big Spud..love you lots Mr Spud…how is the Dramatics? Any more shows?

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    • The Laughing Housewife January 22, 2015 at 16:35 #

      Three this month! Death of a Salesman (Happy); a 24-hour musical; a student play.


      • misswhiplash January 22, 2015 at 21:27 #

        Break a leg Mr Spud…

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        • misswhiplash January 22, 2015 at 21:34 #

          Not literally of course..not quite sure where or why it is said but I know its theatrical talk for good luck

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  5. Grannymar January 15, 2015 at 14:46 #

    Wonderful tribute, Tilly. Have a chipper full of Happy Birthday Greetings and all your favourite food, Mr Spud, on your special day!

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  6. laurieanichols January 15, 2015 at 14:53 #

    Happy Birthday Spudman!!! Your mum did me proud with all of her culinary references, I relished every single one. I hope that you have a day filled with delicious potatoey deliciousness. 😀

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  7. Al January 15, 2015 at 18:45 #

    Way to go Spudster! You’ve done well to have survived your mother’s grilling.

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  8. http://vivinfrance.wordpress.com January 15, 2015 at 19:07 #

    Many happies, Spud. Don’t mind your mum – she loves you really!

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  9. slpmartin January 15, 2015 at 19:19 #

    Happy Birthday Spud!

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  10. Elaine - I used to be indecisive January 15, 2015 at 20:25 #

    Great post. I think Spud is definitely a chip off the old block. 🙂
    Happy Birthday Spud!

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  11. Barb January 16, 2015 at 06:43 #

    Happy Birthday Spud!

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  12. anotherday2paradise January 16, 2015 at 15:49 #

    Happy Birthday to Spud. 😃♨️

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  13. Musings January 17, 2015 at 03:19 #

    Happy Birthday to your dear Spud!

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  14. Rorybore January 17, 2015 at 17:51 #

    Sorry, I was laughing so hard — my typing spuddered! 🙂

    Happy birthday to him. Have an apeeling day.

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  15. SchmidleysScribbling January 17, 2015 at 21:30 #

    Seldom seen, always appreciated. Happy Birthday Spud.

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  16. Janie Jones January 17, 2015 at 22:03 #

    Happy belated birthday to the Spud. What a wonderfully wacky tribute.

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  17. SchmidleysScribbling January 19, 2015 at 14:56 #

    I came back to reread this and found it was a mushy as I remember. It left a lump in my throat.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. sarsm January 22, 2015 at 01:00 #

    Happy belated Birthday!! I hope your day was chipper!!
    Tilly, I think you’ve been teasing us about not being a cook!

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  19. kiwidutch January 23, 2015 at 13:25 #

    It’s rather belated but Happy Birthday Spud!
    I hope you got the full Mash on the day, with butter and cream and maybe even cheese on top.
    The only thing is you might have to be adding the extras yourself because your Mother’s culinary skills are apparently legendary (and not in a good way).
    She’s brilliant in many other ways though, so count your blessings, when it came to dishing our Mums you got a good one!

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