Mashed Potatoes

I don’t know how that particular recipe for mashed potatoes became the centerpiece of holiday meals. It’s been that way for several years. Everyone loves those potatoes and looks forward to them more than the pie or any other goodies at holidays. I could say it is the  cream cheese and sour cream that get beaten into the mix, but it’s more than that. It’s about something special just for family. The . . .

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Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

2 thoughts on “Mashed Potatoes”

  1. The garlic mashed potatoes had been whipped up to perfection. Their taste definitely titillated her tastebuds; best of all, they were made from scratch. Who needs instant mashed potatoes when you can have the real thing and eschew all the chemical preservatives contained in the packaged kind? The palatable dish will speak for itself.

  2. She definitely was a mashed potatoes lover. She loved all carbs. It came down to her going out and buying a potato press. Now her mashed potatoes surpassed anything that preceded them. When she was a teenager she recalled staying at her English teacher’s home where her teacher prepared leftover mashed potatoes by forming them into little flat cakes and sautéing them in oil and butter. This past Thanksgiving she found it difficult to decide how to used her leftover mashed potatoes. Should it be on a Shepherd’s Pie or by adding it to fish or corn chowder to create a delicious creamy chowder? Should she prepare the leftover potatoes to make some form of creamy soup. So simple to make by adding some chicken broth with bits of bacon, sausage, or cheese. Aaah, she delighted in visualizing what she would do with those leftover mashed potatoes.

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