Mashed Potaffles, its the hip spin to mashed potatoes. Yea, that’s right, hip. Didn’t know food could be hip did you? Now you do and it all begins in the waffle maker. Oh that glorious waffle maker that has such a horrible name. Seriously, don’t they know that by naming it a waffle maker it would make it seem like the only thing you could use it for is waffles? Such a terrible mistake in the kitchen gadget industry. But the good news is that you can dust that baby off and pull it out because it is the latest craze. First, if you haven’t been making waffled hash browns you are really missing out on the crispiest, evenly cooked hash browns around. And now this is the healthier version of fried mashed potatoes, and yes there is such a thing and they are quite amazing. Just whip up that extra mash you have left over with a few additional goodies, plop some in your heated waffle maker, close the lid and open five minutes later to remarkable, hip, mashed potaffles. Your kids will love you!
Speaking of kids, the hubs and I were going through some pictures on my computer a few nights ago and guess what, he couldn’t tell who was who in the baby pics. BHAHAHAHA, it was so funny that I continually quizzed him and fail, fail, fail. Now he has them memorized via the backgrounds so he knows (cheater). But it is remarkable how much the three little ones look alike. So much so that apparently their own dad can’t figure them out. So I thought it would be fun to do a little quiz with you too. Here is the picture of the girls when baby A was born…..take it in….
And here are their baby pictures in a random order. Can you guess who is who?
The other realization is that we have almost no pictures of our middle child. This is a good observation because you can note how early middle-child syndrome can start –>TEARS<— We have failed that precious little girl already! The problem is, I have never experienced a middle child, it was me and my sister. She was the oldest and got everything new and of course got to do everything first. I was the baby who was left with hand-me-downs and scraps (Mom and Dad it wasn’t really that bad, you did fantastic, xoxo). So can I use the excuse that I have no idea how to prevent middle-child syndrome? Can someone please help us?
In our defense, we have started taking a ridiculous amount of pictures of her…does that help or has the damage been done? –>SIGH<– The damage has been done. It is funny looking at all of these pictures you see that little twinkle in each of their eyes. Right there, do you see it? Yes, that is the mischievous, sneaky, gang-up-on-mom-and-dad, I’m cute twinkle. Babe, we need some help, some serious help. Three girls, will we survive? Can someone please offer some comfort on this issue?!?
In the meantime, would you like to know the answer to the quiz or more about mashoffles? Okay, I know this little game is way more fun now. The results are….drumroll please.
Exhibit A = the littlest peanut “baby A” – Auden
Exhibit B = the middle child with “the” syndrome already – Addie
Exhibit C = the oldest who is four going on fourteen – Ava
Did you guess them? A little tricky isn’t it? Different, yet so many similarities. I guess they are sisters and thus the way it should be. So for now, I’ll keep tricking the hubs for enjoyment and then feeding him these mashed potaffles to bring him back to my good side. Now that I write that, it appears that all the hubs does is eat, he does like food, well, we both do but good food really is a good way to his heart because we all know that he can’t function on empty.
Keep them fed with this simple, easy and hip take on leftover garlic mashed root vegetables.
- 4 cups garlic mashed root vegetables (potatoes)
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp dried chives
- ½ tsp paprika
- salt & pepper, to taste
- 1 egg, lightly whisked
- ½ cup Parmesan cheese
- Heat the waffle maker on high heat.
- Mix together the mashed root vegetables, garlic powder, dried chives, paprika, salt, pepper, egg and parmesan cheese.
- Spray the waffle maker or grease with butter.
- Add ½-3/4 cup potato mixture.
- Close the lid and cook for 4-6 minutes. When you lift the lid it should not pull apart.
- Remove and repeat.
- Top with additional salt, pepper and butter.