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30 January 2012 @ 10:53 pm
Faux Mashed Potatoes  

It seems that I will never win awards for being a sneaky cook.

I found this recipe online not too long ago, and I'm ashamed to say, I cheated on my lifelong love of creamy, cheesy, real mashed potatoes and tried to pass off mashed, pureed, buttered cauliflower as my one and only love. It's tragic, the lengths I'll go to to be a size eight.

So I served fake potatoes. I served 'potatoes' that were really cauliflower, parading around, usurping mashed potatoes' good name.

It did not go well.

It was comical, the way they took a bite, looked down and goggled at the white stuff on their plates.

After a rather pregnant pause, Nolan shouted, "We've been cauliflowered!"

Aaron looked at me and said, "I thought it tasted weird, but I kept eating it so I wouldn't hurt your feelings."

Ethan ate two helpings. Under duress.

We will not be having it again, sadly.

Ah, well. It's not to be, cauliflower. So sorry. I liked you, but that just ain't enough 'round here.
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Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: AHS - Tate likes it rough!jandjsalmon on January 31st, 2012 05:06 am (UTC)
I like both mashed potatoes AND cauliflower... but I like how you were all sneaky. That's awesome.
Carrie Leigh: Castle 2carrie_leigh on January 31st, 2012 05:11 am (UTC)
I won't lie. I laughed hard when I saw their faces.
Jessica K Malfoyjessicakmalfoy on January 31st, 2012 05:23 am (UTC)
aislynn's "other" grandma makes it with cream so it's still really good, but i think that negates the nutritional value...

LOL. your family is awesome!
seegrim: cupcake no sweetie!seegrim on January 31st, 2012 06:40 am (UTC)
I keep hearing about these. I think I'm going to have to try them. Did you like them?
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on January 31st, 2012 12:48 pm (UTC)
You know, I do.

They aren't mashed potatoes, but without butter and cheese, they're virtually guilt free. I do need a little butter. And salt. :)
slitherhitherslitherhither on February 1st, 2012 06:57 am (UTC)
What I love most about this story is how totally sweet your sons were (they so love their mommy), and your hubs was NOT! (Well, I know he loves you too, but differently.) *giggles*

Also I shall certainly try this dish out, as I love cauliflower & buttermilk, so thx for the recipe!