Friday, July 11, 2008

I finally did it!

I have to cook for a lot of people and I'm always trying to make more than enough for everyone but I can't seem to do it! There ends up being barely enough for everyone and most certainly not enough for leftovers. I guess I've completely forgotten how to cook for an army like I always had to do growing up.

Well, tonight I finally did it! I made enough for leftovers!

My husband just bought some beef roasts on a really great sale, so I put one in the slow cooker with some onions and seasonings for supper. It was a pretty big one so I figured it would feed everyone (that being my three kids, my husband and I, my two nieces, my sister-in-law, and her boyfriend). When it was almost done I put some carrots in there with it.

I wanted some mashed potatoes to go with the roast, and that's where I figured the problem would come in. It seems like it doesn't matter how many potatoes you peel, cut up, and cook because they melt down into almost nothing when you start mixing them up. So I grabbed a whole bunch of great big potatoes and peeled and cut up until they filled an entire large pot. I had this kind of defiant attitude the whole time I was peeling and cutting up potatoes, as if I dared the potatoes to not be enough!

It worked! It really worked!

We had plenty of roast and mashed potatoes to go around with some left over! My sister-in-law and her boyfriend ended up not coming over to eat but there would have been plenty for them with some still left over.

Guess what we're having for lunch tomorrow?


Denise Clarke said...

MMMM ... extra mashed potatoes. Great in the morning for breakfast made into potato patties and browned on both sides ... YUM!!!!


Tiffany said...

Mmmm, mashed potatoes. We're having some for dinner tomorrow night but there's basically never any left over. I've taken to making a 5 lb. bag for just the four of us. I'm always amazed at how many we all eat!