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Random Musings of a Jailbait Bunny Shota This is where I'll post random snippets of random events in my life I'd like to share. Most of it will make no sense whatsoever, furthering my random personality.

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Bunny-kun's Mashed Potatoes. >u<
In a completely different change of pace, I'm writing about something that has absolutely nothing to do with the angst that continues to plague me~! This time, I'm writing about mashed potatoes.

What's beautiful about mashed potatoes is that you don't need a set recipe for this. Basically so long as you have potatoes, butter or margarine, and milk or cream, you have everything you need to cook up a batch of the ultimate in comfort noms.

For this Thanksgiving, I went with five pounds of Russets (normally I go with a mix of Russets and Reds but PathMark didn't have any Reds I liked that day), two sticks of better, and simply eyeballed the heavy cream. Like all batches of mashed potatoes, I start with a good peeling, washing, and quartering session before I boil them in the biggest pot I have in the house. Once the potato quarters are fork-tender, I drain them before putting them back in the very same pot. That's when I add the butter and heavy cream--the latter of which I don't really measure with anything other than an eyeballing method.

The result using this method is a batch of mash that is thick and hearty enough such that you can have them as mashed potatoes today and mashed potato salad the next. I normally don't eat mashed potatoes right out of the fridge, but if you wanted to make a batch that could be eaten in that manner, then you'll definitely want to make them thick and hearty instead of light and fluffy.

Here's to happy nomming--one good way to deal with stress. =u=

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