Thank goodness I made a batch of shepherd’s pie yesterday!
It’s a chilly, rainy Sunday in New York. A perfect day to sit on the sofa binging on streamable movies and TV, scoffing down bowls of comfort food. But I can’t today, the New York City Marathon is taking place and it’s my duty to cheer on those resilient folks.
I live on the New York City Marathon route so it’s no hardship to do my duty. I combine bathroom breaks with snack time and enjoy a small portion of shepherd’s pie each time. It’s so good.
I’m tired of peeling, cutting and watching potatoes boil just to arrive at a simple mash. I love mashed potatoes but the traditional recipe is a little long-winded, especially when you are only making mash for two.
So long as you’re not opposed to microwaves, my simple mashed potatoes is an easier recipe and in my opinion tastes much better. No more lumpy waterlogged potatoes, this mash is smooth and easy and can be amped up into a spectacular side dish in minutes. Add cheese, scallions, bacon, whatever you enjoy in your mashed potatoes. You can also swap out regular potatoes for yams/sweet potatoes.