Y'all. I love mashed potatoes as much as the next jiggly girl (please tell me there's other jiggly girls out there?). I love potatoes so much I tell people that one whole jiggly thigh of mine is a living tribute to potatoes everywhere.
Yes, I love me some potatoes... any way you dice 'em. I especially love me some mashed potatoes. But have you noticed the amount of work that goes into them?
Wash 'em, peel 'em, boil 'em, drain 'em, mash 'em, butter 'em, milk 'em, salt 'em.... I could go on.
But I won't seeing as that's pretty much where that ends.
Let's just say mashed potatoes take a lot of effort on a lazy mom's part. Which is probably why my family only gets them on holidays and some special occasions.
But that's all about to change.
Now you can make mashed potatoes the REALLY lazy way.....
Yes, if you want to make mashed potatoes the lazy way, pick this package of mashed potatoes up in your grocer's refrigerated section immediately. They're made with REAL milk, REAL butter and REAL potatoes – ready in mere minutes.
My family had these potatoes Sunday night with our dinner and I was absolutely prepared to NOT like them. In fact, as I brought the fork up for my first bite of these potatoes I had a cynical look on my face warning the potatoes that they had a lot to live up to. I basically dared them to taste good. Like, double-dog-dared. I think I even taunted them out loud. "You silly little mashed potatoes that come from a package! How do you ever expect to taste like REAL mashed potatoes dripping with butter, huh?!"
(Wait. Did I bully those poor mashed potatoes? Does this make me a.... mashed potatoes bully? *gasp!*)
And then I took that first bite and I was TOTALLY surprised.
Surprised at their flavor, their texture, their creaminess, their butteriness. Especially since we ate them straight out of the package and added nothing to them!
My whole world rocked. I... I was in disbelief. I looked at Lazy Dad and watched him eat the potatoes. He looked like he liked them to. Could it be true? Could I have found a way to NOT make mashed potatoes, but still have them in my life??
I had to pull myself together. In a nonchalant voice I cocked my head to the side and said to him, "What do you think of the potatoes?"
"Really good!" he said between mouth fulls.
What?! Maybe it IS true! Maybe there really is a lazy way to make mashed potatoes from a package THAT DON'T TASTE LIKE THEY CAME FROM A PACKAGE!
I calmed myself back down, "Kids, what do you think of the potatoes?"
"Two thumbs up!"
Then Lazy Dad threw in for good measure, "I didn't even have to butter them!" (Which if you knew him you'd know he never eats mashed potatoes without a big dollop of butter melting down the sides of the mountain on his plate.)
AHHH! It WAS true! These potatoes were awesome! Lazy moms everywhere COULD make mashed potatoes the really lazy way and ENJOY them!
All thanks to Bob Evans!
And Bob Evans was so confident we'd love their mashed potatoes that when they sent me their mashed potatoes to try they also sent along this:
A potato clock project box... because now we needed something to do with all the extra time we saved and the unused potatoes we have!
CLEVER. They are just so darn clever, those Bob Evans people!
So this holiday season (and EVERY season) save yourself some time and taters! Pick up Bob Evans' mashed potatoes in your grocer's refrigerated section. (One package fed my family of 5 with each person getting one serving.)
I'm telling you, nobody will be able to tell the difference!
Unless you leave them in the package.
Then they might.
So if you're passing them off as your own, remember to take them out of the package, mkay?
And this product is stamped with the Lazy Mom seal of approval!
A big thank you to Bob Evans for supplying me with their yummy mashed potatoes in exchange for my honest opinion of their product. All opinions expressed are my own and don't you go saying different now, ya hear?