Rosemary Mashed Potatoes Otherwise Known as Comfort Food
There is a crispness to the air. The leaves are starting to change colour and fall. Frost warnings have been given and the morning is chill. It is a time for wooly socks and sweaters. A time when a warm meal in the belly brings a smile to many people.
I was thinking about one of my friends today. She lives on mashed potatoes. She is not a big meat eater and is not a big vegetable eater, either. Like a said, she eats potatoes. Many people at one point lived off of these precious root vegetables. They store well over the winter months when the wolves are at the door and the wind howls through the night. They are not hard to grow or harvest and usually are found in abundance. They are also fairly inexpensive, making them a staple in many homes.
If I Googled it correctly, there are about 4,000 different varieties. Mind you, I typically only see about a dozen varieties, if that, in the grocery stores around here. It means, if you want a treat for the taste buds you look for ways to "spice them up".
I tend to love garlic, butter and milk in my mashed potatoes. Leave the skins on and make sure the mash is chunky. Although whipped and skinless is a favourite of many.
The Kitchen Witch