Here we go boys and girls… the final stretch. Tomorrow is Good Friday, and to us Catholics, that means both abstaining (no eating meat) and fasting (only one meal). So I need to make tonight’s dinner count. It’s got to be both nutritious and filling. So, looking around the kitchen cupboards and pantry, I found a bag of potatoes. I thought, “Mashed potatoes can be filling….” You know what though? I have never made mashed potatoes! Well, I’ve made them out of the box, but never by hand. So I looked up a recipe online and gave it a try.
I was amazed at how easy it was – just boil the potatoes for a bit, then add some heavy cream, butter, and salt & garlic for taste… that’s it! Luckily my girlfriend owns that metal thing up there to mash the potatoes.. is it called a “potato masher”? Who knows….
Then I noticed the spinach in the fridge that I normally use for salads. I happened to overhear some chick on TV (let’s call her “Rachael”) say that you can stir in some spinach for color or whatever into your mashed potatoes. So I gave it a try….
Y’know what? “Rachael” was right – it looks great and tastes even better. I assume it makes it a little healthier too, which is always a plus.
So the spinach mashed potatoes were a great side to Susan’s meatballs and bolognese from last night. Both were very filling, and to make sure that I wasn’t completely starving while fasting during Good Friday tomorrow, I had a “second dinner” around 11:45pm. 😉