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We Did the Mash

Mother’s day was last week and what better way to treat your moms than by cooking them a delicious dinner? The Mother’s Day menu consisted of shrimp scampi (a perennially favorite with both mothers) and bacon wrapped scallops as appetizers with a rib-eye roast, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, and a garden salad as the main course. Desert would be some pastries from Fortunato Brothers and a simple fruit salad with melon, strawberries, and mangos.

It was a fairly straight forward meal to accomplish, so I decided to try a quick experiment. Instead of peeling potatoes, I thawed and removed the skins from my frozen mashed potato sausages. While reheating them on the stove, I added some cream and salt. They started off soupy and unappetizing, but by the time they were ready to serve, they were the right consistency.

As I mentioned before, they didn’t make for good sausages, so how would they be as mashed? Both mom’s enjoyed them, going back for seconds and thirds. My mother knew the history of these dubious spuds, while my mother-in-law did not. So, when my mother-in-law asked what was in them, Mom pointed out that turning the question around would be more appropriate: “What were they in?”

It was a Mother’s Day Smash.

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