First of all, I'm writing this while watching the new Real Housewives of NYC and just saw the conversation (fight) between Kelly and Bethenny and wow.. that's all I have to say.. WOW! Kelly is insane and I preface that with the statement that Bethenny isn't my favorite person on the show either.. but in this situation I feel like she handled herself pretty well in the face of Kelly's stream of consciousness rant. I don't know if I would have been able to remain as composed as she did (or as she was edited to look) in a situation like that..
Moving on, I found a new use for leftover mashed potatoes yesterday -- potato soup! Its super easy and tasted amazing. Here's the recipe (sorry on pic today, I was in a bit of a hurry when I made it and didn't have time)
Mashed Potato Soup:
2 stalks celery minced
1/4 red onion (or 1 small yellow onion) chopped
2 tablespoons butter
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
1 can evaporated milk + additional skim milk if you like a thinner soup
leftover mashed potatoes
2 teaspoons Emeril's Essence
2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning (or fresh thyme finely minced)
Salt and pepper to taste
Crumbled bacon (for topping)
Shredded cheddar cheese (for topping)
Chopped green onion (for topping)
In a large dutch oven saute the celery and onion in 1 tablespoon of the butter and 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over med. low heat. When soft add the mashed potatoes and mix well. Add the evaporated milk and spices. Whisk well to create a creamy soup. Bring to a simmer and add the rest of the butter. Serve warm topped with the bacon, cheese and onion.