I had planned to make shepherd's pie for dinner tonight. This morning I thawed my meats. Then this afternoon I browned the sausage. I browned the lean beef. I put them in my casserole dish. I seasoned them and covered them with cheese. I scrubbed and rough-cut my red-skinned potatoes. I put them in a pot of beautifully boiling water. And while they cooked I cleaned up the kitchen.
... And then, halfway through the dishes, I suddenly realized ...
I left the hand-mixer in the kitchen when we de-cluttered to put the house on the market - but I packed the beaters! I also packed the potato masher and wanna-be food processor. OOPS!!! But without skipping a beat - I decided that as a WOMAN I would rise to the challenge.
So, I pulled out my largest mixing bowl, and my favorite wooden spoon (handmade in Zambia!). You can see where this is going - that's right - I mashed and seasoned 2.5 pounds of potatoes BY HAND - thank you very much!
[My Grandma would have been so proud!]
And Aaron (bless his heart) even commented that my impromptu hand-mashed mashed potatoes were absolutely delicious ... as he licked the spoon and spatula!
I AM WOMAN - HEAR ME ROAR!