Monday, March 21, 2011

tool of the day: potato masher

when we were registering for our wedding, we pretty much took the scanner and registered for about anything we could think of needing.  we were living in an apartment at the time and didn't know how we would decorate our eventual house, so that left a lot of kitchen things for the registry.  one of those items was a potato masher.  for years, it hung out in my utensil crock, pretty much (and by that i mean literally) gathering dust.  in the past few years i have found uses for it, but it got kinda crazy today.

first i made homemade strawberry jam, which required me to use the masher to crush up the berries.  then i made banana bread, using the masher to smash the bananas.  next up was 2 batches of loaded baked potato chowder (YUM--one of our fave meals!), using the potato masher for it's intended purpose--mashing potatoes!

pretty crazy when i think of all those years of never once being used and today i had to wash it twice to reuse it!  anyone else have and/or use a potato masher?

(side note: in addition to these projects requiring the potato masher, i also made a giant bowl of mashed potatoes, did 4 loads of laundry, and ran and unloaded the dishwasher twice.  all that after going to a killer aerobics class this morning and having my 16-month old niece in addition to my own children.  i am so exhausted i can barely move, but what a productive day!)

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