Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Blue & Gold Pride

I was reminded (not that I needed it) this morning how much I love FFA!
The Blue & Gold Pride came flooding back. I was asked by a FFA member to attend the community breakfast sponsored by the local FFA chapter. It was a great way to start my morning; drinking my coffee from a FFA cup, talking to students about how I can relate to those 5am mornings getting up to cook breakfast during National FFA Week, and the plans for the rest of the week's celebrations. 

I couldn't resist wearing my Blue & Gold this morning and kinda want to all week!

So, if your local FFA chapter is having events this week, I suggest you go out and support The Future of Agriculture!

Friday, February 20, 2015

13 Recipes to Use Leftover Mashed Potatoes

This post came out of necessity. Last night I helped host a large event, with a large amount of leftover mashed potatoes. Thank goodness for 4-Hers and 4-H parents helping serve and keep things going smoothly.
I gave a friend a roaster full of them and told her to be creative. As I was getting ready to send her an email with a list of recipes and ideas I thought why not make this a blog post to help others!

Enjoy these 13...or 14 ideas, from myself and others! I could go on forever, but this is a start.

1. Freeze them! Yes you can freeze mashed potatoes, I learned this from my grandma. If you don't have time to try out the other 9 ideas I will list, this might be the best option for the moment. You can either freeze them in a pan/tupperware or bag. When ready to use, thaw and mix with a handheld mixer to "fluff." I ran across  this cleaver ideas from The Yummy Life.

2. Shepard's Pie

3. Potato Pancakes

4. Potato Soup

5. Potato Croquettes.

6. Gnocci, I love this gnocci, so  way to use of leftovers and have these lovelies is great. Check out this recipe.

7. Mashed Potato Muffins, from Just A Taste

8. Mashed Potato, Cheddar & Chive Waffels. Fun idea from Joy the Baker.

9.Potato Puffs, here is a recipe I plan to try.

10. Potato Bread or Potato Rolls. This Amish Potato Roll recipe from Baked by Rachel looks tasty

11. Mashed Potato Quesadilla. Supposedly this recipe tastes like Perogies, and there you have another recipe idea!

12. Loaded Baked Potato Eggroll.Seems like a fun idea from Spend with Pennies.

13. Last and definitely not least.......Mashed Potato BACON Bombs!   Bacon, cheese, and potatoes, what more can you need?! Think I will try this recipe out tomorrow.