I recently stumbled upon a potato candy recipe. I have never made it before and have perhaps tasted it once or twice in my life. Potato candy does not sound appealing. I know those words have already elevated the blood pressure of the potato candy lovers. However, after seeing the recipe I am less opposed to the idea of potato candy. Why, you ask? Well, it turns out potato candy has a meager 1/2 cup of a mashed up potato compared to 6 cups of powdered sugar! In a way it seems wrong to call it potato candy because there is so little potato in it. The white part of the potato candy is 7.7% potato and 92.3% powdered sugar. It makes me think of the old phrase, “What’s in a name?”
Concerning that phrase, the online free dictionary web site says, “What someone or something is called or labeled is arbitrary compared to their or its intrinsic qualities.” I like the idea that what something or someone is called is less important than the intrinsic value, or what someone or something is. This idea of intrinsic value, or what something has within, is more important than ever in our society as it seems like words have no longer have shared meanings. Rational people go about their lives pretending that things are what they are not, so as not to be called names, called out as hateful, or upset people. At the risk of alienating some readers, which in itself proves my point, I will give you just a few examples examples: baby, woman, man, Christian.
As ones who proclaims truth in love as best I can to a society that has gone haywire, sometimes I cannot remain quiet. I also try to resist fighting every fight. In the middle of Matthew chapter 7 there is a warning that some people who say they speak the Word of God are liars. I do not want to be a liar. How do others know? Matthew says in 7:16 – “You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act.” I remember Paul Washer saying the only question you have to ask yourself when he said something people found objectionable was, “Is this man a false prophet?” If he is, then be wary of anything he said. But if he was not, then be wary of ignoring what he said.
I know this post got deep, but for those still curious:
For the recipe: https://12tomatoes.com/old-fashioned-potato-candy/#recipe