Using the book title as my title means that some poor soul will eventually find this post hoping to find potato recipes. Sorry.
On the flip side, I gathered you all weren't really hankerin' to make any of the fine cream cheese recipes I posted. Okay, then. How about potatoes as aliens?
I give you "250 Ways of Serving Potatoes." Notice the appetizing cover photo? We know what this is supposed to look like, but it somehow misses the mark. Things do get better when you get inside because somebody got the brilliant idea of printing everything in a purplish blue color instead of sticking with good old black and white. Nothing makes me hungrier than purplish blue meat and potatoes.
And, is it me or do many of these photos look like aliens? Purple People Eaters. Doesn't this look like the nursery in Alien's?
Launch pads from which they'll launch their attacks of leftover goo? Is the duck a sentry or an unwilling participant in the potatoes attempt to rule the world? We'll never know.
And honestly, I just don't want to speculate.
Finally, I give you the mother ship.
And if there are only 250 recipes in this book that means there are 115 days you're on your own. They couldn't come up with 365? I guess some of these will have to be leftovers which probably could have been a whole other series:
250 Things to Do With Potatoes That Your Neighbor Shouldn't Know About
A Spud by Any Other Name Never Tasted So Sweet or So Bad After Oxidation
All of this from the Culinary Arts Institute, 1941. I kid you not. Just think of the photos that were rejected.