"We are going to Lake Pomme de Terre for a getaway weekend." That does sound much more exciting, idyllic, and spa-like, than, "We are going to Lake Potato for the weekend." Pomme de terre is French for potato—literally, apple of the ground.
The lowly potato does have its own National Month (September), and deservedly so. It has been a staple and a savior for many impoverished families. The massive Irish immigration of the past to the USA was spurred on by the Potato Famine.
Ever wanted to grow your own potatoes but thought you did not have enough space in your yard? It turns out, you don’t need much room to grow your own potatoes. You can grow potatoes in a trash bag.
Take a potato and place it in a warm area of your house. Wait for sprouts to grow to about 1/4" to 1/2" long. I grew up calling the sprouts eyes. Once the sprouts reach the minimum length, cut the potato into chunks about 2" wide. Make sure that each piece has at least two sprouts. Once again let them set for a couple of days at room temperature.