As I have mentioned before, often when I get a great deal on potatoes I'll throw chicken breast or roast in to a ziplock bag with some cut potatoes, carrots and onions for an easy crockpot meal. The morning that you want to use it, just dump the frozen contents of your bag in to your crockpot and turn it on. Add a little liquid and your ready to go. This time around however, I am totally out of meat and have to do things a little differently.
To get the potatoes taken care of quickly, I have two cookie sheets full of potatoes baking right now, to fill them up, I used one full bag. We'll have baked potatoes with chili over them for dinner tonight and I will be making this recipe for the freezer when the others cool off this evening.
With the second bag I will cut them in to french fries for oven fries. They are so easy. Add a couple of tablespoons of oil to a gallon ziplock bag. Throw in your cut up potatoes and shake them to cover. Pour potatoes and oil on to a cookie sheet and bake at 400 for about 20 minutes. Check on them after about 10 or 15 minutes to move them around and flip them over. Salt or season with Johnny's Seasoning salt and serve. If you want to do them ahead, just cut and freeze (Rachel has pointed out that they need to be blanched at this point to avoid turning brown.) When you want to use them, defrost overnight.
With the third bag of potatoes I will be making a big batch of mashed potatoes and freezing them in meal sized portions. I think it is best to season when you make them the second time around. If you want more of a recipe, Once a Month Mom has some great mashed potato recipes. Try this one from this month's menu or this one from last month's.
The last bag will just hang out in my pantry. I like to make potatoes and eggs for breakfast every once in a while or add potatoes to soups and stews, I'm sure that I will use them up quickly.