Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Day 48: Mrs. Potato Head

I love mashed potatoes. But when I'm pregnant, I love love LOVE mashed potatoes.

Unfortunately, this is a lonely position to take on potatoes in my family. HH can take 'em or leave 'em and the kids just plain don't like them.

So, if I make them I usually end up eating them for several days. Which is fine because I love them, but it always feels silly to me to make something no one else will eat.

Except I wish it were the same case for brownies. I could totally make those just for myself. But that's another story. Back to the potatoes...

Tonight I whipped up a dish (with a couple suggestions from Paula Dean--but mostly it was my creation) that may have changed everything when it comes to my family and mashed potatoes.

It involved leftover baked potatoes from last night, butter, sour cream, milk, rosemary, and mushrooms and garlic sauteed in butter then simmered in white wine. Oh, and a little salt and pepper.

I thought they were divine.

And the rest of the family loved them, too! I love creating things in the kitchen, so I frequently have Joyful Moments there. But making something that everyone is a big fan of (especially when it involves a food they usually get very un-excited about), is an especially joyful Joyful Moment.

Not to mention the joy from eating something yummy.

Wishing you all yummy Joyful Moments!


Melanie said...

Yum, I miss potatoes. My Joyful moment was finding things that were lost.

Meg said...

that sounds amazing. mine was a date with my Carrie!

Linda said...

Sounds delicious - If you're not tired of sending recipes, please email that one. My joy was actually picking up our visas at the consulate in NYC! YES!