What happens when…..

Your pan looks like this?
And your potatoes still look like this?

I do not know why there is a soothie on the stove.  I live in a tiny house with 4 children. 
Let’s just leave it at that.
Well, first you decide that your boiled-then-fried-to-a-crispy-perfection potatoes are not going to be on the dinner menu.
The first step is always (and I do mean always) an admission of defeat.
Then, you come up with a plan B.
 
And plan B this time meant not quite as perfect as plan A.
Plan B was a step in the world of Gianna thinking outside of the box.
And when it comes to cooking….
Gianna should not be thinking outside the box.
Stick with inside the box. 
The box is your friend.
The box is good.
Then, after you have an epiphany–of which we will hereby explain the results of in a minute– you quickly realize that you only have a about 5 minutes to make this convincing.
(and I do mean convincing)
You quickly pull out your potato masher from under the dirty dishes and give it a good rinse (as an aside, I had to use it to make a smoothie that morning–because I do NOT need any kitchen gadgets besides my electric mixer and my electric beaters(which you might assume are the same thing, but I assure you they are not)–without my blender as I may have thrown it away.  Let me explain My house is small.  If I haven’t used it in over 6 months and if it’s broken, it’s gotta go!  Why do we still have the George Foreman?  I do not know.  and I do mean I do not know). 
Then, you smash those puppies good.  You smash and smash and smash and smash and smash (as you want to make all the veggies smooshed so that the superstars will eat them).

It was hard to find a good angle to make this picture appealing.
Maybe that should have been my first clue.

Never mind the fact that they will have that greasy taste of olive oil from your attempt to fry them.

A lot of olive oil!
(and you got it, I do mean a lot!)

The result?
Princess Pea:  These aren’t good, Mom.  These just are not good.

What have I learned in this debacle?
It’s not like when life gives you lemons, just make lemonade.

When life give you potatoes
And all you get is this,
Just scrap it and eat chips!

About giannarae

I am a child of God who has been given the humbling job of being a wife and a mother to 4. Those whom He has given to me are my Sweet Peas and Buddies and one Honey.
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9 Responses to What happens when…..

  1. Dana says:

    Chips are always good 🙂 I chuckled about George Foreman! We still have him in our cupboard too … and I haven't used him in at least five years!!! I do, however, know why I still have it … just in case I ever get a hankering to smoosh sandwiches and get that nice grilled look 🙂 Maybe that's why you're hanging onto yours???

  2. Jenny Aust says:

    Oh man! I love the honesty of Princess Pea! And don't worry…there have been many a meal at my house where Sammy has said, “mommy, I don't like this…I really don't like this, but I'll eat 4 bites anyway.”

    Apparently we both have very smart and blunt children!

  3. Jess says:

    In your defense, Mama Chef, I personally know how hard it is to get food to look good in pictures. Then again, maybe it was that bad? lol!

  4. Baked chips, right?
    I agree. Some things are just beyond rescue. LOL! But I commend you for your attempt. *grin*

  5. librariane says:

    From the official site:
    http://www.georgeforemanrecipes.com/

    And you could get some of the recipe books listed on the side at your library! 😀

    You've kept it for those days when you don't want to dirty the stove, oven or a lot of dishes. Right? lol

  6. librariane says:

    Oo, or when, in the middle of winter you want a grilled burger but can't stand outside in the FREEZING weather to grill out. And Christopher is at work, so he can't do it for you.

    And I guess that site isn't truly official, but it seems to be. Heh.

  7. AHAHAHA!! Love it…. This has happened to me more than once.

    Love Princess Pea's bluntness. It's good to know she won't hold back. :o)

  8. Hahahahah!!! Princess Pea's response was priceless. Kids…gotta love 'em : )

  9. Arletta Rue says:

    ah yes the joys of feeding the family… I remember a blueberry muffin with onion in it and no one trusting my cooking abilities for a very long time afterward~!~

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