Wednesday, January 17, 2007

WFMW: Keep-Warm Mashed Potatoes

This is probably a "duh" to everyone but me...LOL

I was having trouble having my mashed potatoes still be warm when they hit the table. I tried making them absolutely last but still I would have DaHubby getting back up from the table to "nuke" his plate before he could eat. So, out of the mouths of "babes" - or at least just MY babe -DaHubby says, "why don't you heat the milk up first?" Well, DUH!

So, instead of the cold milk chilling my potatoes, I "nuke" the milk for about 30-60 seconds before mixing it in and "ta-da"- warm potatoes!

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11 comments:

Mari said...

That IS a great idea. I would have never thought of it, but it makes so much sense. Thanks. I love me some mashed taters!

shortybear said...

What a great idea, thanks sweetie.

sara said...

yup, and it keeps the potatoes from getting "gooey" which is probably a problem only I have had. I now also melt the butter in the milk.

Kara said...

I totally never would have thought of that but it makes perfect sense! Now I'll just need to remember it next time I make mashed potatoes.

Ribbon Rock Star said...

I have never even thought to do that!

Thanks for the tip.

Linda

Katrina said...

Great idea. I had never thought of this, and then saw my sister-in-law do it a couple weeks ago. It really helps!

Beth said...

oh, what a GREAT idea! Thank you for sharing!

Debbie said...

Never thought of this myself....and I love HOT mashed potatoes! I use canned milk sometimes, depending if I have it on hand.

Qtpies7 said...

Great tip! If only my mush brains will remember that....

misslipnheart said...

That really is a clever idea!

lady of value said...

Yup, that keeps them warm. Also if you set the whole pot in the oven on warm works great too.