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Suddenly Mashed Potatoes

The plan was to make potato salad the other night. I had a bunch of mini Yukon Gold potatoes from the organic farm stand. And, the summer-like weather that night just called for having potato salad for dinner. So, I washed and scrubbed the potatoes  and put them on the stove to cook. I set the heat to medium so I could forget about them for half an hour.

By the time I took them off the stove, I didn't feel link mincing and dicing the other ingredients. I didn't think about doing all that while the potatoes were boiling. Playing Jungle Jewels on Facebook was just so urgent, you know.  Sooooo, I made mashed potatoes. Didn't even take off the peelings.

Here you go. My top-off-the-head recipe for Suddenly Mashed Potatoes.
  1. Dump potatoes into bowl. 
  2. Add the last of the martini olives and their juice. (In my recipe, it was about 4 olives and a 1/4 cup of liquid.)
  3. Add about 1/3 to 1/2 cup of plain yogurt.
  4. Add about 3 tablespoons of butter or whatever you use in its place.
  5. Mash. Mash. Mash.
  6. Take photo of the dish, then serve.
The Verdict: Definitely not a mashed potato taste, but still delish. The husband said, as he took a second helping, "This almost tastes like potato salad."

OK, then. Maybe I'll turn the leftovers into potato salad. Or not.


  1. OLIVES! I never would have thought of that, and it sounds delicious. Sometimes the best things happen when our plans change.


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