Friday, July 18, 2014

New Discoveries

I have often said I am not a huge fan of ice cream.  I'm not saying I hate it, and there are even hot summer evenings that I crave it, but over all, I wouldn't miss ice cream if it disappeared from the world.

Now, mashed potatoes is entirely different.

I am currently embarking a new adventure in my life: my husband is back at sea, my daughter is spending the summer in France, my son has moved out, so it is just me and the dogs living alone.  I stay up too late reading, I get up early to walk in the cool peacefulness of dawn, I laze about on the couch listening to classic country music just a little too loud, I eat huge salads every night for dinner, and for dessert: mashed potatoes.

I know, it is not a dessert.  But I would take a bowl of potatoes over a bowl of ice cream any day!  So after I eat my hearty salads, full of fiber, protein and lightly dressed with a light vinaigrette, after that I treat myself to a bowl of mashed potatoes.

As I was savoring them, licking the spoon and making sure every speck was consumed by me, I thought, this might be weird.

And then I thought, eh, who cares?  I love them!


  1. Can't agree with you on this. I will always pick ice cream over mashed potatoes. But tonight we stopped for ice cream and all the way home, M complained of being so thirsty he wasn't sure he was going to make it. He's the only one who eats ice cream and has to have a glass of water!

    1. OMG! That's me! Just because ice cream is 'wet' doesn't mean it's thirsty quenching. The opposite, in fact!

  2. I have been a mashed potato lover from the day I was born! Not sure I'll ever consider them dessert - but a main course - any day! That way I can still have my ice cream for dessert!