Many of the memories I have of my Pake (Pa-ka) involve him sitting in our kitchen peeling potatoes.
We were very fortunate to be able to have our grandparents around a lot....like almost every day, a lot. We would come home from school and they would be there. Beppe (Bep-ah) would be cleaning something, and Pake would be peeling potatoes.
More times than not, the peeled potatoes would be boiled for stammpot, a traditional, hearty, one-pot, Dutch supper. When the seasons change from summer to fall, it's stammpot time! Here's my twist on my family's autumn comfort food.
Peel and chop onions, carrots, potatoes and sweet potatoes (sorry Pake, but you would not be impressed with my peeling technique.) I used this many.
Toss the veggies and onions together in a large pot, cover with water, add salt, and boil until almost soft.