Monday, 11 April 2016
Instant Mashed Potatoes
I think my Mom had a real aversion to peeling potatoes. I can think of no other reason why she more often served instant mashed potatoes.
She would serve the real thing at Christmas and Thanksgiving, and whenever she made her beef stew in the pressure cooker.
Anyone who married into the family quickly learned that Mom served instant, and we all delighted in teasing her about her "fake" potatoes.
As I write, inspired by these old memories, I see we gave Mom a hard time about her cooking, and yet I still make some of the dishes I learned from her. She was never a 'meat and potatoes' kind of cook.
The quality of pre-packaaged foods have improved, even the mashed potatoes, though I seem to stick with the boxed scalloped potatoes more than anything else.
Even then, you can't beat the real thing.